Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Remote, US


Building the Unimagined

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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 includes 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 Engineer to support our customers and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers.

About the role:

As a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer (Network Security Service Chain Engineer) at Raft, you will be at the forefront of defining and implementing robust network security practices for our Air Force clients. Your role will be instrumental in ensuring that our network traffic adheres to the highest standards of security, compliance with DoD, DISA, and Air Force policies, and fosters a secure digital environment. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will help shape the future of network security in a dynamic and innovative organization.

  • Work closely with Air Force teams to craft stringent network traffic security policies and controls in alignment with DoD, DISA, and Air Force standards
  • Define the IT services essential for executing these policies, encompassing Data Loss Protection, Advanced Persistent Threat detection, Intrusion Prevention, Firewalls, SSL Orchestrator, Cross-Domain Solutions, and more
  • Identify various network traffic flow use cases to accommodate diverse security scenarios
  • Specify vendor-agnostic capabilities required for Air Force security service chain, ensuring they comply with policies and standards
  • Assess whether capabilities should be deployed in-line or in promiscuous mode, tailored to each use case
  • Create comprehensive standards documentation using Microsoft Word, covering all use cases
  • Collaborate with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and security teams for regular reviews and check-ins, ensuring adherence to high-security standards. Finalize standards through approval by the Technical Architecture Council (TAC)

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in network security engineering, policy development, and compliance within complex, enterprise-level environments
  • Proficiency in network security technologies and tools, an understanding of DoD, DISA, and Air Force security policies and standards, and prior experience with Data Loss Protection, Intrusion Prevention, Firewalls, SSL Orchestrator, and Cross-Domain Solutions
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, enabling you to convey technical concepts and collaborate effectively with multifunctional teams
  • Sharp problem-solving and analytical abilities to evaluate intricate network security requirements
  • Proficiency in cloud security practices, with hands-on experience in securing cloud-based infrastructure and services, including AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes (K8s) security best practices, ensuring secure orchestration and containerization of applications
  • Experience in edge computing security concepts and technologies, safeguarding data and processes at the network's edge
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field, a Master's degree is a plus
  • Obtain CompTIA Security+ or other DoD 8570 IAT Level II or higher certification within the first 90 days of employment with Raft

Highly preferred:

  • Experience within a government or military environment
  • Understanding of network security standardization and policymaking
  • Knowledge of emerging network security trends and technologies
  • Relevant certifications in network security such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or equivalent

Clearance Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Work Type: 

  • Remote
  • May require up to 10% travel

Salary Range:

  • $110,000 - $180,000 
  • The determination of compensation is predicated upon a candidate's comprehensive experience, demonstrated skill, and proven abilities

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
  • Remote, hybrid, and flexible work options
  • 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.

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Tags: AWS Azure CISM CISSP Clearance Cloud Compliance CompTIA Computer Science DISA DoD DoDD 8570 Firewalls GCP Intrusion prevention Kubernetes Network security Security Clearance Threat detection Ubuntu

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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