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emoji of a pushpinRemote - USemoji of a money bag$137,000 - $166,500emoji of a clockMon Mar 01 2021

Truss works with your team to design, build, and scale modern software that exceeds standards for speed and security.

*This position will be open to applications until 9am Pacific, Monday, March 1st, 2021.

Truss is a software consultancy known for trust, pragmatism, autonomy, and expertise. We believe strong relationships with our clients, contractors and employees is fundamental to doing great work. 

Truss is tackling tough technical problems for the private sector and government (primarily federal, but also state and local). We implement and advocate modern development practices to build software and streamline infrastructure. As a Truss engineer you will facilitate bringing ourvalues to our clients and help drive toward understanding what their end users truly need.

We are seeking empathetic, driven, curious, and quick-learning engineers to join our team. A position with Truss will allow you to develop a rich skill-set working in an energetic yet balanced environment with a cross-functional team of curious, helpful people.

Here's what we hope you'll bring:

  • Great communication! Including thoughtful listening skills, the ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, and the ability to communicate well in writing.
  • An adaptive, empathetic, collaborative and positive mindset.
  • Excitement to experiment with new technologies and best practices.
  • Excitement to mentor and teach others how to maintain software projects.
  • The ability to think holistically about software delivery and engineering issues.
  • Have worked on one or more production ready systems.

We recognize that Infrastructure engineering is a breadth discipline and we would like you to have experiences in 3-4 of the following:

  • Agile delivery practices.
  • Human centered design research practices.
  • Automation of testing, deployments, or other repeatable tasks.
  • Writing scripts or tools in BASH/Shell, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Go or other common programming languages. 
  • Managing infrastructure in AWS (or Azure, GCP) using configuration management tools. 
  • Configuring and managing CI pipelines in code deployment platforms (such as CircleCI or TravisCI or Jenkins or GitHub Actions). 
  • Software delivery workflows (such as: trunk based development).Configuring and managing alerts in monitoring and alerting technologies and methodologies.
  • Building and distributing container images and container orchestration. 
  • Building serverless functions, basic web applications, apis, or database management.
  • Familiarity with the NIST SP 800-53 and Federal ATO (Authorization to Operate) requirements. 
  • Documenting security configurations and responding to customer feedback in an effort to meet compliance requirements.  
  • Researching and evaluating software or hardware solutions against the operating environment and providing recommendations to management. 
  • Conducting vulnerability scans or penetration tests against networks or systems.
  • Working with government agencies on their systems or products for them.

If you have experience outside of what is reflected here, that’s great! We’ll be pleased to exercise your unique skill set. We value inclusion and welcome diverse viewpoints. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

In this position you will:

  • Actively share your knowledge and experiences with teammates through pairing or demos or talks.
  • Begin to mentor L1-L3 InfraSec engineers through active pairing and project design. 
  • Actively write new documentation and continually improve existing documentation.
  • Plan complex projects and define smaller pieces of collaborative work for your team.
  • Work cross-functionally on project teams to form and drive technical decisions to completion.
  • Represent our practice and automation on projects.
  • Build and maintain infrastructure as code to automate the configuration, provisioning, deployment, and monitoring of core systems.
  • Build reliable, repeatable, and secure production infrastructure.
  • Maintain production systems and investigate issues when they occur.
  • Think holistically about engineering issues, using engineering fundamentals.
  • Share experiences and collaborate with other seasoned infrastructure and security engineers to expand the InfraSec practice skill set.
  • Learn to set up a technical project/product for adoption on other teams and projects.
  • Contribute to our open sourced Terraform Modules and tools.
  • Collaborate with our clients and partners to invent, implement, and deploy new systems and improvements to existing systems.

The salary range for this position is $137,000 - $166,500.


You must be eligible to work in the US. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

    ** A note from Truss: We know you’re likely experiencing a lot of disruption as our nation (and our world) responds to COVID-19 - we’re experiencing it, too. There are two things we want you to know when it comes to hiring. First, we’re financially stable. We have a variety of well-established government contracts that we expect to continue over the next few years.  Also, we’re winning new work, and we have a robust rainy day fund. Second, during video interviews, you’ll likely see more of our human side. Family members, partners, kids and pets are home with some of us! We promise to be present and engaged, but we may be a little...harried. It’s OK if you are, too - we understand that everyone is experiencing extra stress right now. If you have any questions along the way, please let us know, and stay healthy and safe. **

What is your Interview process like?

Trussels will conduct resume review and select a small cohort to move forward. Here’s what it will look like from there:

  • 30 minute intro call with a single Trussel
  • 60 minute behavioral interview with a pair of Trussels from varying practices

Those who advance will move to:

  • 60 minute technical interview with Trussels from your intended practice. Prior to the technical interview we'll ask you to complete a work sample. You'll have up to a week to complete it, and your interview panel will review it with you.
  • Final interview with the Hiring Manager and one of our founders

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

Our diversity and inclusion pledge We pledge to fight our own biases to ensure fairness in our treatment of all regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, faith, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, disability, genetic information, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neurological variations, physical appearance, and differences of opinion. Through these efforts we hope to foster a culture of belonging, candor, integrity, and mutual respect.

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