Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Principal Cloud Solutions Engineer - Remote

Job Locations US
Cybersecurity Operations
Regular Full-Time


The Principal Cloud Solutions Engineer will be a senior technical individual contributor position within CIS’s Operations & Security Services (OSS) Department. The Principal Cloud Solutions Engineer will provide overall strategic and tactical direction, operational enhancements, and expert troubleshooting for a suite of cloud-based systems deployed by OSS to thousands of State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) organizations through the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EI-ISAC).


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

  • Identify and define technical requirements for cloud-based applications and systems
  • Identify cloud services that meet specific technical requirements
  • Collaborate with IT and Information Security to ensure corporate policies and security requirements are implemented and followed for all cloud instances
  • Make recommendations to OSS executive leadership on product capabilities, direction, investments, and divestments of technologies, products, and services
  • Serve as the most senior technical expert on deployed products within the OSS Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure
  • Develop containerized solutions (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into member cyber events, member data, and other key business performance metrics
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, data science, or a related field*
  • 5+ years’ experience in deploying and managing systems and applications in cloud service providers (AWS primarily, also Google Cloud Platform and Azure)
  • 5+ years’ experience with architecting solutions in the cloud including compute, storage, databases, and networking
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various cloud security methodologies, processes, and solutions including firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, proxies, and others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of taking conceptual requirements and designing them in the cloud, including systems, servers, appliances, network components, and security
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building cost estimates for cloud resources based on requirements and tuning cloud infrastructure to optimize performance and cost
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum development environment
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, S3, Datalake, Glue, AppFlow
  • Strong knowledge of the different service models offered in the cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and Faas)
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain National Security Clearance
  • 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

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Business or related field
  • Strong presentation capabilities
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, PHP, Ruby, Python or Go with preference given to Python
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and/or Jenkins
  • Proficiency in using Atlassian products Jira and Confluence
  • AWS certifications such as Solutions Architect and/or DevOps Engineer

*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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