Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Cloud Solutions Architect - Remote

Job Locations US
Security Best Practices
Regular Full-Time


The Cloud Solutions Architect is assigned to the Cloud Team at the Center for Internet Security. Reporting to the Cloud Team Manager, the Cloud Solutions Architect will act as a technical stakeholder for the health and progress of the CIS Hardened Images product lines. This role requires a strong system hardening background with an emphasis on Cloud development and a DevOps mindset. Success in this position requires skills in system hardening, cloud computing services, and strategy.


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

  • Perform cloud development activities, including:
    • Development of new, innovative system hardened cloud products in alignment with CIS Benchmark security standards
    • Regular maintenance and issue resolutions
    • Continual improvement of automation and cloud development best practices
  • Support as needed the building and maintaining of the existing CSP Hardened Image product line on a monthly basis, 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 (Ansible, etc.)
    • QA prior to publication in multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP)
    • Troubleshooting and analysis of computer systems
  • Set the example for team members with a mindset of continuous improvement in the profession and in product development
  • Act as a product expert and communicate product information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Stay current on technology trends and work with various stakeholders and teams to understand our user’s needs and determine how to deliver the most value to customers
  • Administration / Configuration of Linux and Windows virtual machines
  • Scripting using tools such as PowerShell, Bash, 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline*
  • 2+ years of professional cloud development experience
  • 4+ years of professional Systems Administration
  • 1+ years of experience with deployment and management of Linux and Windows servers, Containers, Kubernetes, etc.
  • 1+ years of experience with system hardening and security standard implementation (CIS Benchmarks, NIST, DISA STIG, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Shared Responsibility Model along with security features and tools that the CSPs provide and how they relate to traditional services
  • Working knowledge of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Platform with preference to AWS and Azure
  • Working knowledge of Bash, Python, and PowerShell development
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and/or Jenkins
  • Demonstrable drive towards continual professional growth and improvement
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • 4+ years of cloud development experience
  • Experience, in designing and implementing cloud solutions
  • Strong knowledge of the different service models offered in the cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and FaaS)
  • Proficiency using Atlassian products Jira and Confluence
  • Fundamental understanding of agile principles and corresponding methodologies
  • Proficiency in agile development method SCRUM
  • Industry-recognized operations and/or security certifications are a plus (CISSP, GIAC, ITIL Foundations, etc.)


*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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