Job Title: Senior Developer, Online Training
Department: SANS Online Training
Locations: Longmont CO, Fredericksburg VA, or telecommuting/remote (continental US)
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world, with programs reaching more than 165,000 security professionals worldwide. As the leading organization in computer security training, SANS is known for providing intensive, immersion training designed to help security professionals master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks.
At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community. Will you join them?
We are looking for a senior level developer to join the Online Training team at SANS.
The Senior Developer will work with the Online Training engineering team, with specific focus on the development and integration of both new and existing applications. This position works closely with the team lead to estimate, design, implement, and support solutions for Online Training at SANS. These products are both customer-facing client/server applications for traditional browsers and mobile devices, internal web-based and desktop applications, and integration with existing COTS products.
SANS software development teams span multiple time zones, with concentrations in Fredericksburg, VA, and Longmont, CO. The majority of the Online Training team works remotely. Travel is uncommon but sometimes necessary, on average up to two weeks total per year.
The development team uses an Agile/Scrum methodology with two week sprints. At the end of every sprint, work completed is demoed to stakeholders. The team is a combination of junior to senior developers in their experience levels, so some degree of mentoring is expected.
SANS uses a variety of programming languages and technologies. While no one specific language is an absolute requirement, a focus on PHP, Java, or C# is highly desirable, and the ability to learn new languages and frameworks is essential.
Essential Skills / Requirements :
Proven track record of professional software engineering practices:
Understanding of Amazon Web Services, particularly how the services interoperate to form complete solutions
Strong understanding of RESTful APIs
Strong understanding of AJAX and Single Page Applications (SPAs), preferably with Angular 2+, Node.js and NPM, Redux, and related technologies
SQL Experience (preferably MySQL)
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Experience with Linux/Unix
Experience with source control (preferably Git)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
These skills are not essential, but they make candidates even more appealing:
Experience with Bash shell scripts