Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Solution Architect - Remote

Job Locations US
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


The Solution Architect holds a key consultative role in the IT department responsible for developing solutions for teams across CIS departments and business units. The Solution Architect will operate under the supervision of the Enterprise Architect to gather business and technical requirements to develop, design, and document solution architectures for IT to deliver to our internal and external customers as a consultative service to the enterprise. The Solution Architect will be responsible for handling service requests for collaboratively working with project teams, IT, Security, PMO, and vendors to develop technically sound and secure solutions that meet requirements, on-time and, on budget.


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.


Salary Range: $108,100 - $163,600
We offer a competitive total rewards package at the Center for Internet Security:
  • Base salary is determined on a number of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience and skills.
  • Health (PPO, EPO, HSA), Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • $500 wellness card for Health Coverage Participants
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match, vested from the first day of hire
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonding Leave
  • Paid Volunteering Program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Engagement Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan PayDown Program
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

What You'll Do

  • Follow the Enterprise Architect (EA) Program’s Architecture Development Methodology (ADM), CIS policies and standards, and industry best practices
  • Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders to gather detailed technical requirements and specifications
  • Collaborate with EA, IT, and Information Security Office (ISO) teams to align solutions with CIS portfolio, IT operations, and security best practices 
  • Research, evaluate, and propose architecture and technology options that best align with the business and technical requirements
  • Develop architectural artifacts (i.e., diagrams, matrices, catalogs, etc.) and requirements specifications across the architectural domains:
    • Data Architecture (i.e., databases, data warehouses, big data, data lakes, data inventories, data flows, etc.)
    • Application Architecture (i.e., web servers, application servers, middleware, SOA, microservices, etc.)
    • Technical Architecture (i.e., network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, compute infrastructure, software components, monitoring, logging, automation, etc.)
    • Security Architecture (i.e., identity access management, authentication, authorization, access controls, security monitoring, etc.)
  • Guide project teams through the procurement process for any new technologies that are required
  • Assist project teams through the Architecture Review Board (ARB) process by creating the required ARB review materials and collaborating with the ARB reviewers to seek architectural approval for your developed solution architectures. This includes new projects and updates to existing projects
  • Maintain a close relationship with project teams to update and maintain the solution architecture documentation throughout the life-cycle of the solutions through the ARB and change control processes. This includes working with traditional and agile project development teams

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Compute Information Systems, or a related field*
  • Cloud Architect training & certifications (i.e., AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI)
  • Technology training & certifications (i.e., Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware)
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with Architecture Modeling Languages and Diagraming Tools
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with Solution Architecture across architecture domains (Business, Data, Application, Technology, and Security)
  • Strong presentation and communications skills
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • TOGAF 9.x or above training and certification
  • ArchiMate 3.x or above training and certification
  • ITIL 3.x or above training and certification
  • Prior experience in IT operations, systems engineering, and software development
  • Experience with CIS Benchmarks and Controls
  • Experience with NIST Cybersecurity 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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