Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Remote, US

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This is a U.S. based position. All of the programs we support require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment. All work must be conducted within the continental U.S.

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 Senior Cybersecurity Engineerto support our customers 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:

As a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, you'll embed within a client team specializing in security engineering and leveraging DevSecOps methodology. Your daily responsibilities range from building and running an EKS cluster that houses our SIEM, to analyzing data to find potential security issues, to responding to incidents, to working with teams after vulnerabilities are discovered. You'll rely on my knowledge of Kubernetes and AWS to provide ways forward for the client, while also supporting teammates and empowering product teams across the client's portfolio.

At the Senior level, we expect you to come in with an appropriate knowledge level, but you’ll still be working to develop professional expertise to resolve a variety of issues. Your job complexity may include problems assigned to you within your team, and you’d have the support of other engineers to reliably deliver tasks. We expect you to write simple features without guidance and be able to test them. You also troubleshoot and fix basic bugs without guidance. You’re also expected to operate off general instructions on your routine work, with detailed instructions only for new projects. Your behavior at the Senior level is also critical—we expect you to proactively communicate progress to your team and attempt to unblock yourself. Of course, seeking guidance when needed is also okay. It’s up to you to grow in the role from here!

What we are looking for:  

  • 5+ years of experience with Terraform, SIEM, AWS, Single Sign On (SSO), and IDP like Okta
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience managing multiple AWS environments, like VPCs, firewalls, or Cloud Trail
  • Experience with AWS cloud formation and cloud hardening for cyber security requirements
  • DevSecOps CI/CD experience
  • Experience with cloud and traditional network and OS management and hardening
  • Linux and Windows hardening experience
  • Willing to occasionally work in a SIPR (airgapped) environment, on a quarterly basis
  • Stay current with industry trends, making recommendations as needed to help the company excel 
  • Obtain Security+ within the first 90 days of employment with Raft

Highly preferred: 

  • RMF experience
  • Passionate about building automation in languages like Python, GoLang, or Typescript 
  • Certifications such as CKA, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

Clearance Requirements:  

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. SECRET Security Clearance 

Work Type:  

  • Remote;
  • Must live within 1 hour driving distance or be willing to travel (about one day every 60 days) to one of these locations: 
    • Dayton OH, Boston MA, Destin FL, Oklahoma City OK, San Antonio TX, Salt Lake City UT, Arlington VA

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 InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Automation AWS CI/CD Clearance Cloud DevOps DevSecOps Firewalls Golang Kubernetes Linux Okta Python Security Clearance SIEM SSO Terraform TypeScript Ubuntu Vulnerabilities Windows

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

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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