Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Associate Cloud Solutions Architect - Remote

Job Locations US
Security Best Practices
Regular Full-Time


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.


The Associate Cloud Solutions Architect position will work closely with the Cloud Solutions Architect(s). The primary purpose of this position is the building and maintaining of the CIS Hardened Image product line in multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP).

What You'll Do

  • Build and maintain the CSP Hardened Image product line through:
    • Modification of virtual machine operating systems, applications, and containerization solutions to be hardened in accordance with CIS Benchmarks
    • Modification and updating of scripts and GPOs to align with CIS Benchmark versions
    • Modification of automation platform components
    • QA prior to publication in multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP)
    • Troubleshooting and analysis of computer systems
  • Provide support to Cloud Solutions Architect for Cloud based development
  • Scripting using tools such as PowerShell, Linux, Windows, etc.
  • Uphold relationships with multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP)
  • Mentor the Product Support Specialists on support issues of Cloud products
  • Provide support to sales, member success and other CIS teams on existing cloud products as needed
  • Assist with consensus cloud community communications as needed
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Associate’s degree* in relevant discipline
  • 1+ years of experience working with cloud providers such as AWS, Google, and Azure
  • 2+ years of professional Systems Administration or similar experience
  • Hands-on experience managing both Linux and Windows servers
  • Hands-on experience with logs, services, applications and system updates
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Shared Responsibility Model along with security features and tools that the CSP's provide and how they relate to traditional services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination may be required.

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • Experience with scripting (shell & bash scripting, Python), AWS (operation + API), other cloud infrastructure, GitHub, Windows, Network Devices, databases, Web servers, application servers, Atlassian stack (JIRA, Confluence), scrum/agile.
  • Industry recognized operations and/or security certifications are a plus (ex: CISSP, GIAC, ITIL Foundations etc. 

*Additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for a degree


At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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