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Software Engineer - Security Operations Content

Engineering · Anywhere, North Carolina
Department Engineering
Employment Type Temporary

SaltStack - The Company:

SaltStack is the world leader of IT automation. Our technology powers the sophisticated digital infrastructures behind the most influential names in banking, travel, retail, healthcare, cloud systems, education, manufacturing, gaming, and many other industries. 

SaltStack is growing rapidly as we move into the security space with a solution that no one else can do. We maintain one of the largest and most active open source communities alive today, and that sense of community is a guiding principle behind our culture and the people we hire to enhance it. We look for smart, hardworking, humble people who balance fun with passion and are genuinely looking to improve the world through revolutionary software.

No gimmicks. No games—just brilliant, motivated people who get things done and feel good about the work we do.

At SaltStack, we strive to provide great growth opportunities, work-life balance, recognition, and a fair degree of autonomy. You will work closely with teams running some of the largest, most cutting-edge distributed systems in the world. If your passion is technology, you’ll love working at SaltStack.

We’re looking for an amazing Software Engineer who wants to change the world.  If you’re passionate about Salt, love challenges, and want a great work atmosphere, then apply now!

This is a temporary five to six month position and does not qualify for benefits. For the right candidate, this position has the potential to become permanent.

What you will do:

You’ll be working with an amazing team of engineers to create security content for our SaltStack Enterprise for SecOps offering. You will use Python, Jinja, and Salt statefile syntax to create content that our product will use to perform security assessments and remediations of customer infrastructure.

You will do these things:

  • Develop Salt States to assess and remediate security compliance benchmarks as part of our SSE for SecOps

  • Coordinate with the rest of the engineering team on the completion and validation of these benchmarks as part of the overall product

  • Create environments and tests to validate and test the performance of these benchmarks across multiple Linux and Windows versions

  • Request/approve pull requests to/from other team members

  • Proactively own assigned projects

  • Write effective documentation


You will be awesome if you know these things:

  • Linux, and Windows systems administration, configuration, troubleshooting and automation.

  • 2-3 years development experience in Python.

  • Experience with Salt or similar configuration management solutions such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet.

  • Strong understanding of system and networking concepts and troubleshooting techniques.

  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service

  • Good understanding of hardening wide variety of operating systems, network devices, cloud services such as AWS, databases, and hypervisors.

  • Good understanding of regular expressions

  • Good understanding of Git version control. 

  • Experience working with Agile development practices.


You will be extra awesome if you know any of these:

  • Have experience with: 

  • Center for Internet Security (CIS), or 

  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA/STIGS)

Knowledge of compliance standards such as PCI, HIPAA, CSF.

Experience in IT Security

Python Programming


Travel and Location Requirements:

  • If you live in Utah, we want to talk to you

  • If you live outside of Utah, we still want to talk to you

  • There is not an expectation of business travel

Work Environment:


SaltStack is a dynamic and rapidly growing enterprise software company. We work hard but also harbor deep respect for personal time. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment. Individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers, while working with advanced technology and some of the most talented developers in the business. We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits, and a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere.


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