Senior DevOps Engineer

Want to work in a high-energy startup environment, with a great company culture of hard work and collaboration? We're creating cutting-edge cloud security technologies in an exciting, booming field, and there's no one quite like us!

The CloudPassage DevOps team has an immediate opening for a Senior Devops Engineer. As a key member of our team, you will be responsible for architecture and driving teams to implementation on a number of security projects. The projects range from building protection for our infrastructure, detection and monitoring of infrastructure and application events, as well as building innovative solutions to improve the overall security posture of the company.


  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information.

  • Design system security architecture and develop detailed security designs.

  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.

  • Conduct system security risk assessments/penetration tests to identify weaknesses and  recommend and prioritize remediation actions.

  • Automate the detection, monitoring and reporting of vulnerabilities.

  • Respond to incidents to return systems to normal operating conditions.

  • Perform technical security reviews of systems; recommend and implement fixes.

  • Drive improvements relative to process and tool changes that will lead to higher efficiencies.

  • Author and update high-quality documentation.

  • Drive project scoping, roadmap and architecture discussions with business stakeholders, technical leads and management.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Expert-level experience/understanding of network, systems and software security and application of theory to practice.

  • 3+ years experience using Chef or Puppet to orchestrate server deployments and configurations.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with Ruby or Python.

  • 3+ years experience supporting Linux in production environments (CentOS prefered).

  • 3+ years experience working with a major IaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Softlayer.

  • Strong familiarity with disk encryption technologies (LUKS), DNS, PKI, certificate management, proxies and host based intrusion detection systems.

  • Working knowledge of system hardening best practices and methods and access control methodologies.

  • Understanding and practical hands-on knowledge of database systems and auditing.  (experience with PostgreSQL, Redis and Memcache are preferred, Cassandra experience is a huge plus)

  • Familiarity with agile software development lifecycle including source control systems (e.g; Git), ticketing systems and managed workflows.

  • Understanding of the current threat environment facing cloud service providers.

  • Candidate must have extensive experience working within structured change management processes for highly available enterprise systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Experience working with information security compliance programs such as SOC2, ISO 27001, FedRAMP and PCI are a big plus.

  • Other wins in your court are experience with New Relic, SumoLogic, Splunk, and nginx.

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage addresses the number one inhibitor to cloud adoption – security. We provide server security products purpose-built for dynamic public and hybrid cloud hosting environments.

Cloud infrastructure is highly dynamic. Virtual servers are cloned, migrated, and cloud-bursted. The company's award winning Halo platform is a security SaaS offering that operates seamlessly across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments and can even be used on physical servers. Halo bridges the gap between traditional perimeter-oriented datacenter security and security in dynamic cloud environments.

Halo unifies multiple important security capabilities into a single centrally-managed solution. Current product features include dynamic cloud firewalls, software vulnerability assessment, configuration security monitoring, server account administration, file integrity monitoring, two-factor authentication, event logging and alerting, REST API access, and more.

CloudPassage was founded in early 2010 by security experts with decades of technology experience including the development of early virtualization security solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Tenaya Capital and other leading investors.

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