Security Operations Administrator

Deque Systems Herndon, VA, USA

Employment Type


Career Fulfillment & Culture

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic. Deque's core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

  • Innovation with results that matter
  • Deliver what you promise
  • Can-do attitude
  • Open, direct & respectful communications
  • We care deeply
  • We practice humility

At Deque, you’ll work with the best and brightest minds in the industry, sharing best practices, tackling new issues and uncovering new approaches. Accessibility Consultants at Deque also love their jobs because of the support systems in place.

Deque experts regularly contribute to W3C Accessibility Working Groups and collectively hold more CPACC, WAS, & CPWA certifications issued by the IAAP than any accessibility testing company in the world.

Position Description

Deque is recruiting a dedicated Security Operations Administrator to manage Deque’s IT security operations in order to ensure the integrity of our products, services, and customer data. This person will be an intelligent and thoughtful team player who is passionate about keeping Deque safe, and who will be an enabler and maintainer of solutions to that end. This role will work closely with the operations and development teams, to ensure policies are followed, monitoring is in place, events are handled, and reporting is provided to Deque management. This will be a hands-on technical position with some customer or vendor interaction required.

Deque Systems provides SaaS-based products, hosted both in the AWS infrastructure as well as in customer’s networks. We strive to provide these products in a highly secure environment and this position is key to delivering on this goal.


  • Manage security tools and reporting handling vulnerabilities and risks - including AWS infrastructure, software development (SDLC) and end-user assets
  • Execute ongoing security systems operations, maintenance and specific problem resolution
  • Work with Deque Operations to ensure systems are being patched, security tools are in place and appropriate metrics are collected.
  • Support periodic penetration testing. Document, communicate, and follow-through on the results
  • Work with other Deque security roles to support customer engagements as needed and to assess and monitor vendors
  • Support risk analyses and other security assessments of technology, processes, and third parties
  • Support information security and privacy training and awareness
  • Serve as technical lead during security and privacy incident response
  • Support audits and testing of incident-response and business-continuity plans. Help follow-through on findings and improvements.


  • A suitable college degree and/or 3+ year experience in IT security operations
  • Additional security-focused training and experience desired. Certification such as Security+ preferred
  • Effective experience in system administration, product development, and/or security auditing
  • Experience with user access management, security monitoring and reporting, patch and vulnerability management, and security review and testing
  • Experience with static and dynamic security testing tools used for both product and network penetration testing.
  • Experience with asset management and security (AV, MDM, vulnerability management)
  • Experience of VPNs, Encryption, SSL, PGP, SFTP at some level
  • Basic familiarity with popular security/audit standards and certifications: example NIST, ISO, SOC. Familiarity with FedRAMP is a plus.
  • Experience with scripting in an AWS / Linux environment is a plus
  • US Citizenship

Job Location

Ann Arbor or Herndon as ‘base’ of operations but anywhere US

About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With over 250,000 installed extensions and 4,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

Usual reference and background checks will be required. Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company!

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Posted date: 16 days ago

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