Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Lead Engineer - Remote

Job Locations US
Security Best Practices
Regular Full-Time


The Security Best Practices team at CIS is looking for an Engineering Team Leader to act as primary technical stakeholder for the health and progress of our one of a kind Controls Self Assessment Tool (CSAT). This role requires a strong computer science background with an emphasis in Java/Groovy development and a DevOps mindset. The team lead needs to have strong skills in technology, leadership, and customer focus.


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.

What You'll Do

  • Lead, mentor and coach team members, fostering a mindset of continuous improvement, professional development and organizational engagement
  • Perform software engineering activities, including: addition of new, innovative functionality and features to the CIS product suite of security applications, regular maintenance and issue resolutions, continual improvement of CI/CD automation and engineering best practices
  • Stay current on technology trends and work with various stakeholders and teams to understand our users needs and determine how to deliver the most value to customers
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field*
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of operational experience in a DevOps team
  • Excellent working knowledge of Java/Groovy development
  • Experience collaborating with and/or training other colleagues
  • Strong experience with CI/CD automation:  testing, builds, deploys, monitoring
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a remote team, and stakeholders with varying technical literacy
  • Experience designing, recommending, and implementing software solutions
  • Fundamental understanding of agile principles and corresponding methodologies
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


It's A Plus If You Have:

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of DevOps leadership experience
  • Experience leading a remote team
  • Experience working directly with customers in a support and design capacity
  • Experience in secure product development life cycles (SDLC) practices, including usage of SAST/DAST tools
  • Experience in AWS Cloud environments including web application infrastructures and CI/CD services
  • Experience with the Grails framework


*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s 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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