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Senior DevSecOps Engineer  

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Category Technology  

U.S. News & World Report is a digital first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.

As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to modernize, secure and administer our cloud and in-house infrastructure to help deliver dynamic, data-driven products for one of the globe's most trusted brands.

As a Senior DevSecOps Engineer, you will be a member from the DevOps team, but you'll be focused on our infrastructure from a security perspective; from external-facing protection to cloud controls, including internal procedures and automating all these processes. You will develop a complete understanding of our web application platforms and play a key role in securing its architecture.

Are you up to the challenge?

We have a diverse environment, with Linux, and macOS X, and Windows machines living side-by-side. The majority of our development effort involves building & maintaining web applications on Python & Java.

Our applications support just about every aspect of company operations, including content management for the website, data ranking products such as Best Colleges/Grad schools and Best Hospitals, and other business applications.

We offer a casual work environment. Our offices are in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Position Requirements

You should definitely have:

  • Solid understanding of modern web-based application development and underlying technologies
  • Experience designing and maintaining production-ready workloads using software-defined cloud infrastructure, especially security policies and access control (AWS, GCP, etc.)
  • At least 4 years working in a development, operations, or similar support role, and at least 2 years in a security-focused position
  • Experience working on a multi-person software development team with robust deployment tooling

It would be nice if you had familiarity with:

  • Web Application Firewall technologies (e.g. AWS WAF, Akamai WAF)
  • Bot mitigation protection technologies is a plus (AWS SiteShield, Akamai BotManager)
  • API security management
  • AWS Security certification
  • Understanding of data management for PII, PHI, etc.
  • Languages/frameworks, such as Python, Java, Javascript/Node.js or Ruby
  • Working with Linux based systems (Debian, CentOS, or RHEL)
  • Familiarity with security standards and benchmarks (e.g. PCI, CIS, OWASP)
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • A 4-year degree is a plus
  • CI and orchestration systems (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Containerization & Orchestration experience (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Configuration Management Experience (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Docker)

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  

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