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RiskSense, Inc. is looking for an entry level DevOps Engineer who is capable of building out and maintaining large complex systems. You will have to help design and deploy the infrastructure for both cloud and local systems that may contain dozens of individual nodes. For many of these systems it will not be tractable to maintain them by hand, and you should be able to recognize when this is the case and utilize tools to automate deployment and maintenance of such systems. This critical role must have a strong technical background, business acumen, strong leadership skills, and people-management skills. Analytical thinking also is very important, as this position often involves problem resolution and process development.


Collaboration with infrastructure engineers, and other team members on the implementation, testing, deployment and integration of network, server and desktop systems:                                                                                                

  • Directing day-to-day operations and maintenance of the firm’s networking technology.
  • Analyzing workflow, delegating projects and meeting departmental goals.
  • Developing and monitoring performance standards.
  • Implementing and monitoring new projects.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, management, oral/written communication skills, as well as the ability to multitask.
  • Able to find the best tools to solve new problems rather than trying to do things manually.

Required Skills

  • Proficient with Linux.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field.
  • Able to divide your time between managing a small team and working on projects yourself.
  • Ability to manage and deploy complex systems (often composed of many individual components)

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with DevOps tools such as any of the following, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, Packer, and Vagrant.
  • Knowledge of multiple Linux distros (some type of combination - Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, REHL, Arch, Mint, OpenSuse).
  • Microsoft, Cisco or similar professional certifications.
  • Ability to program in Bash/Python/Ruby (any or all of them).
  • Start-up experience.
  • Cyber Security Enthusiast.
  • Experience with administrating RDMS systems and various NOSQL systems.

Company Description

Ever wondered what it would feel like working for a cyber security company? Meet RiskSense, Inc. We’re the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management solutions that allow enterprises and governments to contextualize internal security intelligence, external threat data feeds, and business criticality to identify imminent cyber risks and prioritize remediation actions. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform transforms cyber risk management into a pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. As former advisors to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.

If you join our team, you will be joining professionals dedicated to helping our clients better defend their networks and the data with which they have been entrusted. RiskSense is a multi-year winner of Technology Ventures Corporation's Flying 40 Award; a 4-year recipient of Albuquerque Business First's Fastest Growing Companies Award, a 4-year recipient of Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 award and a 4-year participant in the New Mexico Private 100. Based on the company’s innovation in the cyber risk management space, Gartner recently named RiskSense as one of the leading vendors in their newly published report on Security Operation Analysis and Reporting. We have proven 50% year over year revenue growth while maintaining profitability for the past 5 years.


RiskSense recently moved into a brand-new 18,000-square foot office suite in Albuquerque, New Mexico. News outlets described RiskSense's interior design and amenities as the "quintessential 'techie' vibe often found in Silicon Valley offices." These amenities include:

  • Gym, with top-notch equipment for cardio and strength-training with brands such Keiser, WaterRower, and Precor USA.
  • Mechanical desks that save your preferred sitting & standing heights 
  • Separate men & women's locker rooms and showers
  • Occasional group classes from professional yoga & gym instructors
  • Recreation room with bean bag chairs and ping-pong
  • Modern furniture in meeting areas and "huddle rooms"
  • Glass offices, glass conference rooms
  • Open-air desks with glass partitions
  • Lots of windows and natural light
  • Interior decorating with fun, bright colors
  • Large kitchen and break area with restaurant-style booths
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Conference rooms named after Star Wars planets


The RiskSense team prides itself on attracting top talent in New Mexico and from around the world. Not only are our founders and executive management team considered thought-leaders in the industry (see the "About" section), but so are our employees—from developers to sales and marketing. An entrepreneurial mindset is encouraged, and our team is constantly researching and developing innovative solutions that contribute to our existing and new technologies.

Our company culture encourages communication and rewards creative, bright minds. Our team is positive, energetic and, above all else, is persistent in solving challenging problems. The dress is casual and the atmosphere is uniquely positive and stimulating. Though we are continuously expanding, the vibe is very "tech startup."


In order to recruit and retain our team of top talent, RiskSense continues to grow our world-class benefits package:

  • Awesome benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Training
  • Incentive stock-option plan for qualified employees
  • Referral Bonuses for recommending top talent that is hired
  • Tech amenities, such as computers, multiple monitors and more
  • 120 hours of accrued vacation time

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. 

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