Principal Cyber Security Engineer

Remote, US

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This is a U.S. based position. The majority of the programs we support require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.

Who we are:

Raft ( is a customer-obsessed non-traditional small business with a purposeful focus on Distributed Data Systems, Platforms at Scale, and Complex Application Development, with headquarters in Reston, VA. Our range of clients include innovative federal and public agencies leveraging design thinking, cutting edge tech stack, and cloud native ecosystem. We build digital solutions that impact the lives of millions of Americans.

We’re looking for an experienced Principal Cyber Security Engineer to support our customer and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers. This is a unique opportunity to help build and shape a game-changing organization where we put our customers and people first.

About the role:

This role will utilize DevSecOps methodology to secure Platform features/capabilities deployed onto Hybrid infrastructure consisting of on-prem and commercial environments. You will establish, document, and follow security practices for applications running in the Cloud. We are looking for someone to direct junior team members' activities, evaluating risk, and participate in code reviews while mentoring on both AWS Services and Security. You will work closely with the engineering team to integrate work into our production systems and design, develop and secure applications as an individual contributor. Help fine tune Security alerts and respond to Security incidents, as well as centralize, query and set up alerts based off AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and VPC Flow Logs. We want someone who will be an active member in daily scrum meetings, bi-weekly sprint planning’s, and quarterly milestone planning’s, and as-needed pairing sessions.

What we are looking for:

  • Hands on experience with Terraform, AWS EC2, S3, Beanstalk, CloudFront, Route53, Lambda
  • Experience coding in one or more of the following languages Python, TypeScript, Java, .NET, GO
  • Experience with AWS API Gateway, ECS Fargate, Kubernetes
  • Experience with Tanzu Application Services Platform (formerly Pivotal Cloud Foundry), AWS EKS
  • Integrated NIST’s Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) to provide machine readable representation of control catalogs
  • Experienced in SIEM, AWS, SSO, OIDC, LDAP, SAML and Terraform building Threat Detection and Response Platform
  • 5+ years of experience in managing multiple AWS environments
  • Experience integration Single Sign On (SSO)

Highly preferred:

  • CISSP certified professional
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance 

Clearance Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Work Type:

  • Remote

What we will offer you:  

  • Highly competitive salary 
  • Fully covered healthcare, dental, and vision coverage 
  • 401(k) and company match 
  • Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays 
  • Education & training benefits 
  • Annual budget for your tech/gadgets needs 
  • Monthly box of yummy snacks to eat while doing meaningful work 
  • Team off-site in fun places! 
  • Generous Referral Bonuses 
  • And More!

Our Vision Statement:  

We bridge the gap between humans and data through radical transparency and our obsession with the mission.

Our Customer Obsession:

We will approach every deliverable like it's a product. We will adopt a customer-obsessed mentality. As we grow, and our footprint becomes larger, teams and employees will treat each other not only as teammates but customers. We must live the customer-obsessed mindset, always. This will help us scale and it will translate to the interactions that our Rafters have with their clients and other product teams that they integrate with. Our culture will enable our success and set us apart from other companies.

How do we get there?

Public-sector modernization is critical for us to live in a better world. We, at Raft, want to innovate and solve complex problems. And, if we are successful, our generation and the ones that follow us will live in a delightful, efficient, and accessible world where out-of-box thinking, and collaboration is a norm.

Raft’s core philosophy is Ubuntu: I Am, Because We are. We support our “nadi” by elevating the other Rafters. We work as a hyper collaborative team where each team member brings a unique perspective, adding value that did not exist before. People make Raft special. We celebrate each other and our cognitive and cultural diversity. We are devoted to our practice of innovation and collaboration.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey 💰

Tags: API Gateway APIs AWS CISSP Clearance Cloud CloudFront DevSecOps EC2 Java Kubernetes Lambda LDAP NIST Python S3 SAML Scrum Security Clearance SIEM SSO Terraform Threat detection Top Secret Top Secret Clearance TypeScript Ubuntu

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Competitive pay Flex vacation Health care Team events Transparency Unlimited paid time off

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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