Security Operations Lead

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OpenVPN provides flexible business VPN solutions for an enterprise to secure all data communications and extend private network services while maintaining security.
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OpenVPN Inc, one of the world's most trusted VPN providers is seeking a Security Operations Lead. If you want to be a part of a dynamic, creative team that supports one another, thrives on freedom and flexibility, and builds products that make the online world a more secure place, come join us!

This position involves:

  • Working with DevOps to define and deploy information security technologies and controls across dev, test, and production environments to help mature the information security program

  • Testing, maintaining, and operating information security controls and information security technologies

  • Working closely with the Head of Information Security to prioritize and execute information security strategy and achieve information security certifications

  • Create and manage ticket workflows from inception to completion

  • Utilize data to improve our monitoring and alerting thresholds and reduce overall noise

  • Remove blockers for the work that my team has prioritized

  • Collaborating with diverse DevOps teams working in different time zones

  • Participating in infrastructure projects that involve cross-team collaboration

  • Leading infrastructure migration/improvement initiatives

  • Translate non-technical information security requirements into technical implementation plans

  • Track and report on implementation progress

The candidate will:

  • Be part of the Security Department, but will also work directly with OpenVPN DevOps teams

  • Define and manage internal DevOps deployments of Information Security projects, workloads, and processes

  • Assist with workload migrations to Kubernetes

  • Automate processes with configuration management tools

  • Contribute to CI/CD pipeline initiatives

  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement new technologies that are relevant to improving the OpenVPN infrastructure

  • Work with monitoring tools to set up or improve services monitoring and alerts

  • Perform infrastructure security evaluations and improvements to ensure security standards are met

  • Support, maintain, and improve systems documentation, policies, and procedures

Our philosophy is that we are a small, closely-knit team, and we care deeply about you:

  • Competitive pay rates

  • Fully remote work environments

  • Generous time off opportunities

  • Team trips and special events

  • A family-like work atmospher


  • Experience building and defining DevOps orchestration and automation technologies including Kubernetes, Puppet, Ansible, and Docker

  • Extensive experience in Linux server operating systems

  • Strong experience in AWS services

  • Working knowledge of technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, AWS ECS, and EKS

  • Strong operational experience with one of the scripting languages such as Shell, Perl, Python

  • Experience in configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible

  • Experience in infrastructure as code such as Terraform

  • Experience working with ELK stack

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana

  • Strong networking and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience working with large DevOps teams distributed across the world

  • Experience with key/value stores such as Consul, Vault

  • Experience in Kubernetes auto-scaling

  • Familiarity with Identity/Auth solutions such as Free IPA

  • Experience in PostgreSQL and MongoDB databases

  • Project management skills and/or PMP certification

  • Atlassian Suite familiarity

  • Experience deploying security controls required for frameworks such as SOC2.

  • Involvement with the Information Security community

  • Experience with horizontally scaled databases (CitusData, TimescaleDB)

Tags: Ansible Automation AWS CI/CD DevOps Docker ELK Grafana Helm Kubernetes Linux MongoDB Monitoring Perl PostgreSQL Prometheus Puppet Python Scripting Security strategy SOC 2 Strategy Terraform VPN

Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Team events

Region: Remote/Anywhere
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