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Information Systems Engineer (Scenario Infrastructure Engineer)

Cyber Education & Training | Remote-CA | Full Time | $110,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year

Job Description

Information Systems Engineer (Scenario Infrastructure Engineer) 

Job Purpose: This role serve as an infrastructure engineer to develop training scenarios for the Project Ares platform that provide realistic role-based training for cybersecurity professionals.  This is a remote position.  

Who We Are

Circadence leverages a history of software and massively multi-player game development to offer the only fully immersive, AI-powered, proprietary, gamified cybersecurity training platform in the market today.  

Position Summary

Circadence Content Development is seeking a new member for our team to .serve as an infrastructure engineer to develop training scenarios for the Project Ares platform that provide realistic role-based training for cybersecurity professionals Work with one or more domain experts to develop and implement high-fidelity environments with fully realized network services, where the team can implement automated adversaries, event telemetry for progress and learning evaluation, and deploy cutting-edge industry tools and techniques. This is a full-time, remote work position.


  • Deploy solutions using Cloud (Azure) or tradition on-premise virtualization
  • Create high-fidelity networks using IaaS solutions to replicate business networks, SCADA networks, and other IoT/operational and platform implementations
  • Analyze cyber training outcomes to determine necessary training architecture, including network and security architectures and operating systems/software
  • Create emulated systems and data to replicate real-world systems and networks
  • Develop solutions using test-driven development techniques, including development of unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, and regression tests
  • Integrate Automated Testing into Integration Pipelines
  • Leverage virtualization and containerization to develop and deploy cost-effective training environments
  • Work with XML, CSS, YAML, Salt, Python, traffic generation, and other technologies to deliver training scenarios that meet defined outcomes
  • Interface with clients to refine training requirements at the technical level
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Desired Skills

  • Understanding of software development best practices and how to apply them
  • Knowledge of Git and experience working with VSTS/Azure DevOps, or other similar programs to track tasks and manage code
  • Some experience with unit testing and automated testing tools
  • Acquaintance with NIST concepts for cyber security and cyber security work roles

Required Skills

  • BS in STEM with 5+ years of experience OR equivalent
  • Functional understanding of cybersecurity principles and challenges
  • High proficiency with Python and familiar with other coding/scripting languages
  • Ability to work with and coordinate a team of developers toward a common goal
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Willingness to innovate in the absence of well-defined project requirements
  • Extensive experience with virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS cloud (Azure preferred)
  • Experience using automation, orchestration, configuration management and provisioning tools such as Docker, Ansible, Packer, Terraform, SaltStack
  • Proficiency in building Linux and Windows systems
  • Passion for and ability to work with software development teams releasing production-ready software on a daily basis
  • Experience with continuous integration and orchestration tools
  • Experience administering application servers, web servers, and databases (Jetty, Tomcat, Nginx, Mongrel, Microsoft IIS, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Must be able to work overtime as well as weekends when needed
  • Have home office dedicated to working with teams, groups in a telecommute setting.
  • Ability to work 40 hours with overtime as needed

Compensation: negotiable - $110,000 - $140,000. Circadence is proud to offer medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, HSA (with high deductible plan), FSA, critical illness and accident insurance to all full-time employees, along with generous paid time off and holidays. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Circadence Corporation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

Circadence will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

All Circadence employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.