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DevSecOps - Security/Compliance Engineer

CivicActions is a dedicated, fun-loving team, looking for some talented folks to help us bring revolutionary digital services to government agencies and the people they serve.

You are passionate about transforming government by automating compliance as code using free and open source software and tools to bring enhanced security to agency systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather evidence, artifacts and applicable controls to produce a System Security Plan (SSP) and/or other compliance docs as needed by our client agencies
  • Direct the automation of system compliance and authorization for client services (to make your job easier!)
  • Train developers, operations and clients in the use and benefits of automated compliance
  • Help define and test a more complete CI/CD pipeline with security baked in
  • Write great code and documentation
  • Help develop better engineering and production systems and workflows
  • Shape systems and outcomes related to our development process and product experience

Qualifications:

  • Experience owning FISMA/RMF (NIST 800-53) compliance for at least one system
  • Experience managing compliance for GNU/Linux and cloud environments
  • Understanding of security principles such as server hardening and least privilege
  • Experience with pentesting/scanning tools (e.g.,  CodeClimate, OpenSCAP, ZAP…)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Continuous monitoring concepts and alerts management
  • Security certification is a plus (e.g., Security+, CCSP, CISSP, ...)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to obtain a Security Clearance (Low and Moderate risk)
  • Willingness and ability to work remotely (e.g., fast and stable net connection, ...)

Are you passionate about transforming government? Would you like to build free and open source tools that enable developers to more easily produce secure and compliant code for agency deployment?

CivicActions is seeking a creative and enthusiastic DevSecOps Compliance Engineer to join our growing (security minded) SRE and DevOps team. We are a service and user-oriented group, focused on engineering robust software delivery infrastructure, automation, processes, and teams. The things we build will play an integral role in developing and supporting digital services for federal and state government agencies to help them serve the public better.

Sound good so far? Great, keep reading!

About Us

CivicActions is a mission-minded company focused on transforming government through modern software practices. We are looking for others like us with a true passion for using technology to make a positive change in our world. We work in cross-functional, agile teams where communication is open and honest. We encourage and support a balanced lifestyle for each of our team members.

Location

Our team is almost entirely distributed (remote) across the US and Canada. For this position, you can normally work from home or find a great co-working space, although occasional on-site visits and working sessions with clients in Sacramento will be necessary. You will need a computer, webcam, strong internet connection and the ability to keep a Monday to Friday schedule because we are a truly collaborative team. Ideally, your timezone will be within the continental United States.

U.S. citizenship is required for this position as will be a security clearance once you join. Occasional travel to client work sites will also be required.

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