NSS Labs is an information security research and advisory company. NSS is both an analyst firm specializing in security technologies and a testing laboratory widely recognized as the 'go to' company for research and unbiased reporting. The company delivers a unique mix of test-based research and expert analysis to provide clients with the right information they need to make IT decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS.


NSS Labs, Inc. is the global leader in operationalizing cybersecurity. Through continuous security validation and global threat discovery and automation, NSS Labs empowers enterprises to reduce the operational burden of cybersecurity and address crucial gaps in their cybersecurity efforts. Informed by our experience and strong foundation of security product validation, NSS Labs offers CAWS, a cyber threat protection platform that provides businesses with visibility into the cyber kill chain and automated insights into active threats. With global visibility into active threats and vulnerabilities, CAWS delivers a unique cyber risk rating that makes cybersecurity measurable and helps enterprises focus their resources in the areas that make the most difference. Combined, this information enables businesses to continuously monitor and respond to threats, strengthen their cybersecurity posture, and have confidence that they are appropriately securing the enterprise. CISOs, security operations teams, threat researchers, and information security professionals from many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises rely on trusted insights from NSS Labs. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com

NSS Labs is looking to hire a DevOps Engineer to help support our production applications. As part of the Operations team, you will be responsible for automation, configuration management and capacity management of NSS Labs production applications. In this role, you will be interacting with all functions in NSS Labs, Inc. technology team to build out operational capabilities to support our secure, scalable, fault-tolerant architecture.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Administration of a variety of network (e.g. NGFW, NGIPS, etc) and endpoint security products
  • Monitoring solutions such as Nagios, Cacti, MRTG, SolarWinds
  • Scripting with Python, Bash, Ruby, Per, Powershell. Etc.
  • Fine tuning of open source logging solutions such as syslog-ng and/or Rsyslog
  • Configuration backups to central repository utilizing tools such as Rancid, Kiwi CatTools, Expect scripts
  • Familiarity working in and high-level administration of a VMware environment (hosts primarily running Windows and CentOS)
  • Configuration and administration of Apache and/or IIS
  • Configuration and administration of Postfix and/or sendmail
  • Packet capture and analysis using tcpdump, tshark/Wireshark
  • The position requires participation in an on-call rotation of the production SaaS environment.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to produce usable and maintainable documentation
  • Proficient with standard IT concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Intermediate programming and scripting knowledge
  • Ability to execute research projects and generate practical results and recommendations
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and drive to be successful; ability to work independently with minimal supervision or assistance
  • Strong problem solving skills: innovation, collaboration, analysis, inductive reasoning
  • Strong understanding of business processes and IT systems
  • Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP networking and DNS
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, project management, and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in presentation of technical and business subjects to technical and non-technical audiences

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of recent experience working in network engineering, systems administrator, and/or devops role(s). Knowledge/experience with the following preferred:
  • real-world experience implementing and managing technology projects, ideally in a 24/7 environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, EE, or MIS; or equivalent experience 

At NSS Labs, we hire innovative and talented individuals with a passion for leading-edge technology. We have a culture of innovation, where quality, originality, and “thinking outside the box” are encouraged. Our leadership fosters professional growth and support, all within a fast-paced environment. 

Located in Austin, Texas, NSS Labs offers its team members competitive compensation, medical and dental, and 401(k) benefits. If you feel you have the passion, dedication, and expertise that match our unique company, apply to join our team! 

Third party resumes are not currently being accepted. NSSLabs, Inc. will not pay a fee for unsolicited resumes. 

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