Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Principal DevOps Engineer, Operations - Remote

Job Locations US
Operations and Security Services
Regular Full-Time


As part of the Security Operations Team at CIS, the Principal DevOps engineer combines an understanding of both engineering and coding. This role involves creating and implementing systems software, analyzing data to improve existing ones, increasing productivity in the development pipeline in support of a fully functional 24x7 Security Operations Center and the infrastructure used to monitor State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) government networks. This role requires a strong computer science background and a DevOps mindset.


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

  • Make recommendations to OSS executive leadership on product capabilities, direction, investments, and divestments of technologies, products, and services
  • Create and continually improve CI/CD automation and pipelines
  • Identify, design, develop, and document solutions for fault tolerance, performance, capacity, and configuration management for multiple products and services
  • Onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data
  • Oversee the deployment of all changes to production systems
  • Design, develop, and implement documentation or tools appropriate to the maintenance of application platforms
  • 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
  • Design and implement a security framework covering infrastructure and applications, processes, and compliance with appropriate regulations and standards
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to team members as needed
  • Serve as the most senior technical expert on the deployed Development and Data Pipelines
  • Participate in Software Quality Assurance (SQA) efforts through the use of unit testing and integration testing and scheduled rollout of new/updated applications
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field*
  • 8+ years’ experience with DevOps technologies, cloud-based provisioning, CI/CD pipelines, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • 8+ years’ experience with cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure
  • 8+ years’ experience using Linux operating systems
  • 5+ years' experience with SPLUNK
  • Ability to analyze how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Fundamental understanding of agile principles and methodologies (Agile SDLC)
  • Proficiency with automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet
  • Proficiency writing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using both Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Experience using modern containerization software including Docker, OpenShift, and Kubernetes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a remote team
  • The position is open to U.S. Citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions**
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

*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.


**Factors that may cause a negative Fitness Review decision include:

  • Criminal Conduct
  • Dishonest Conduct
  • Employment Misconduct
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Use (illegal drug use or use of a legal drug in a manner that deviates from approved medical direction)
  • False Statements
  • Have not resided in the US for three (3) of the past five (5) years

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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