Senior Cloud Operations Engineer

Washington, DC
Apr 28, 2023
May 19, 2023
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) Group includes Membership, Content and Editorial, Customer Experience, External Relations, Brand Strategy and Strategic Communications. Across paid, earned, shared and owned channels, ICM manages AARP's reputation, drives engagement and member growth, and showcases AARP's mission and value through one, integrated voice.


• Be part of a highly functional Web Operations team responsible for managing a world-class web infrastructure platform supporting all of AARP's public facing web properties.
• Lead security within the Web Operations team, as well as perform DevOps automation, systems administration and other web operations functions as needed.
• Be responsible for hands on security engineering, and systems administration/web operations. Make decisions, lead projects, and drive the group forward on new technologies.
• Work closely with Information Technology (IT) Information Security and other teams as required ensuring and maintaining the highest security posture for AARP's web infrastructure.
• Manage all aspects of web infrastructure security technologies, processes, and ongoing departmental cyber security work.
• Build and maintain digital properties, including web infrastructure, security engineering, systems administration, web development, open-source technologies, and scalability.
• Implement and manage security infrastructure solutions/technologies, including network firewalls, web application firewalls (WAF), host intrusion detection systems (HIDS), and network intrusion detection systems (NIDS). Evaluate, test, and implement new security infrastructure solutions/technologies, including network firewalls, web application firewalls (WAF), host intrusion detection systems (HIDS), and network intrusion detection systems (NIDS).
• Implement and manage public cloud infrastructure (AWS) and cyber security. Configure, secure, administer, and maintain Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud resources.
• Use Ansible, Terraform and other tools to automate security across the infrastructure ecosystem. Work with DevOps methodologies best practices and build & maintain infrastructure automation using Terraform, Jenkins and Ansible.
• Manage all aspects of payment card industry (PCI) compliance as it relates to the web infrastructure.
• Operate a Tanzu Cloud Foundry platform.
• Develop, document, and evangelize infrastructure security best practices and guidelines. Provide guidance on day-to-day security practices of web operations team members.


Bachelor's degree or the foreign equivalent in Engineering (any), Computer Science or related field, and 24 months of experience in the job offered or related role.

Telecommuting may be permitted.

Apply online through: AARP Careers ID 2023-4538

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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