Careers @ CIS

Lead Security Standards Developer


Job Summary

The Lead Security Standards Developer is assigned to the Security Controls and Automation Team at the Center for Internet Security. Reporting to the Technical Director, the Lead Security Standards Developer will partner with other cybersecurity team members to promote the CIS mission and help continue our growth. The primary purpose of this position is to help us influence a standardized ecosystem of security-automation-awareness tools. This role is a mix of software developer, consensus driver, innovator, and communicator - all of which requires working well with others across the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities


Make contributions to various specification/standardization efforts in the security automation problem domain. Examples include the Internet Engineering Task Force and OASIS, and may also include the Trusted Computing Group, and others
Participate and help manage various cooperative efforts with other non-profit and/or government organizations (i.e. National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Assist in defining and managing CIS' open source development efforts
Participate in security automation workflow discovery (i.e. customer outreach)
Define and develop proofs of concept related to specification and/or standardization work
Collaborate with other SCA team members as needed
Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, and 5 years' industry related work experience
Proven track record of specification writing
Previous contributions to one or more standardization efforts (i.e. IETF WG experience, OASIS TC engagement, etc.)
Proficiency in XML, JSON, Git
Strong attention to detail
Strong presentation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
Excellent customer service skills


Preferred Qualifications


Coding experience in Python, Java, Groovy, PHP
Experience with CBOR
Specification authorship in recognized standards organization (s)
Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field


Personal and Professional Qualities


The successful candidate will possess the personality traits, work habits, communication, and social skills necessary to work effectively within a dynamic and highly operational not-for-profit environment. This person will have exemplary personal and professional integrity and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. In addition, the qualified candidate will have a strong desire to succeed in a nationally and internationally recognized operational environment.



CIS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, on-site wellness program, community involvement opportunities, along with an environment that promotes growth and professional development.


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