Current Job Openings at ARIN

Overview

Employees describe ARIN as offering a supportive, casual, and flexible work environment that provides an atmosphere of continuous learning while being responsive to the community we serve.

Located in Chantilly, Virginia, ARIN offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training, and education reimbursement. In lieu of stock options (we are a nonprofit, membership association), we have a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

In 2017, ARIN was named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post.

Instructional Design Specialist

Apply: To apply for this opening, please email your resume to jobs-training@arin.net. This position will be designated under a hybrid work schedule and will be required to periodically work in the ARIN Chantilly, Virginia, office. Please note that this is an in-house position. Relocation not provided.

We are currently looking for an Instructional Design Specialist who will be a key contributor to the development and maintenance of ARIN’s training program overseeing the creation of customer and staff training content using instructional design methodologies, video, audio, and other technologies.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation and publication of ARIN training content on the LMS platform. This includes working with HR and Information Security for publication and tracking of externally produced material for required internal staff training.
  • Research and produce timely, relevant, and cost-effective content for a variety of platforms including live webinars, Web-based training (e-learning), videos, and other course materials in line with current adult learning models and using rapid development processes.
  • Use instructional design principles to design, develop, and revise interactive learning content including hands-on scenarios, graphics, and valid/reliable assessments.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts, both internally and externally, to develop the content, noting that these individuals may also “deliver” some of the training.
  • Create storyboards for e-learning courses to include scripts, scenarios, visuals, and interactive elements used to engage and enhance the learner experience.
  • Create a variety of learning solutions to include e-learning courses, microlearning, demonstrations, videos, PowerPoint decks, scripts, quick references, job aids, and knowledge checks.
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues to ensure quality, timeliness, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction for all deliverables.
  • Learn about and stay current on ARIN services and activities to contribute new ideas regarding new training opportunities.

Background/Skills Required

  • Demonstrated experience developing training in multiple modalities including but not limited to webinar, web-based training (WBT), face-to-face, and blended models, as well as experience implementing and/or working with LMS platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing training materials, technical documentation, web content, or writing in a business/technical environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts, processes, software, or information quickly, and translate that into usable, understandable instructions.
  • Outstanding, effective, and concise written and oral communication. Must be able to adapt writing style as required by the situation and subject matter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of collaborative, inter-departmental teams.
  • Must be proactive and a self-starter who is detail-oriented and extremely organized. Ability to multitask and prioritize competing deadlines.
  • Must have excellent time management and project planning experience. Ability to keep projects on schedule by coordinating with colleagues across the organization.
  • Experience in creating training content or courses, capturing screen demonstrations, video editing, learning styles using current technologies.
  • Experience developing knowledge checks/quizzes to include weighting test question difficulty based on target audience and performing analytics to determine test question validity.
  • Ability to grasp technical and operational concepts quickly, particularly related to the operation of the Internet and Regional Internet Registries.
  • Ability to gather requirements or work with Subject Matter Experts to document processes, steps, and procedures in a clear, understandable way.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required, and experience with major desktop publishing and/or website management tools is preferred.
  • Experience developing web-based training and videos in Adobe Captivate.
  • Outside-the-box thinking, creativity, and ability to grasp IT concepts.
  • Experience with multiple webinar/meeting platforms and requirements to use these platforms in various scenarios preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent work experience — minimum of three years proven experience in training development or instructional design.

Background/Skills Preferred

  • Hold a master’s degree or post-graduate certificate in instructional design, adult-learning theory, or a related field.
  • Three-plus years working with the ADDIE model, as well as rapid development protocols.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Captivate for e-learning and video/software demonstration creation.
  • Experience developing and delivering a training program from the ground up.
  • Prior experience in an association or nonprofit environment, or with an Internet Service Provider in the area of training, communications, or marketing.
  • Prior experience or basic working knowledge of Internet Protocol networking a plus.

Security Engineer

Apply: To apply for this opening, please email your resume to jobs-security@arin.net. This position will be designated under a hybrid work schedule and will be required to periodically work in the ARIN Chantilly, Virginia, office. Please note that this is an in-house position. Relocation not provided.

We are currently seeking a Security Engineer who will be responsible for analyzing existing and future systems, reviewing security architectures, and developing solutions that integrate information security requirements to manage information protection proactively. This individual will be responsible for monitoring events on both internal and external systems - ensuring that all systems adhere to ARIN’s security policy. The Security Engineer will be setting up and analyzing intrusion detection, abnormal traffic patterns, and auditing systems for known security vulnerabilities.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Proactively evaluate system and network security, make recommendations for improvement, perform preventive maintenance, and apply security updates as required by ARIN policies. Implement security practices and procedures in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Implement Defense in Depth principles and technology in security engineering design and implementation.
  • Take a lead role in implementing organization-wide compliance initiatives.
  • Assist the development and oversee the implementation of information security policies, strategic plans, and security initiatives that include security classification/categorization, risk and vulnerability assessments, security controls design and implementation, incident response, business continuity, security awareness, network and application security, and security audits.
  • Have experience with Suricata, Arkime, Graylog, OpenBSD’s PF, F5, and endpoint protection for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
  • Evaluate, design, and establish monitoring mechanisms for performance, security, capacity, and maintenance. Monitor systems and make corrections or recommendations to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Review and assess information security events and logs via security information/event manager.
  • Provide on-call support for all critical network and system operations on a rotating basis.

Background/Skills Required

  • Four-year college degree, preferably in an information security or computer science-related discipline OR equivalent combination of education and experience. In lieu of education, four years of information security experience may be substituted.
  • Three to ten years of job-related experience supporting Linux or other Unix environments, focusing on security practices.
  • Proven experience monitoring, supporting, and managing complex Linux and Unix systems.
  • Experience with maintaining SOC 2 and PCI compliance and evidence gathering.
  • Ability to understand complex instructions and work independently.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written skills.

Background/Skills Preferred

  • Familiarity with common Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, IPv6, DNSSEC, SMTP, and HTTP.
  • Familiarity with git, Ansible, macOS, Windows, Red Hat/CentOS system administration, network operations, and database administration.
  • Strong Python and Bourne shell scripting experience.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Apply: To apply for this opening, please email your resume to jobs-siteengineer@arin.net. This position will be designated under a hybrid work schedule and will be required to periodically work in the ARIN Chantilly, Virginia, office. Please note that this is an in-house position. Relocation not provided.

We are currently seeking a Senior Site Reliability Engineer who will be responsible for reliability and automation of ARIN’s infrastructure systems and processes, with an emphasis on automation, enabling successful deployments, monitoring releases, and keeping software-defined infrastructure highly available. This engineer will run the production environment by monitoring availability and taking a holistic view of system health. The position will also build software and systems to manage platform infrastructure and applications and improve reliability, quality, and time-to-market of ARIN’s unique application solutions. This position will also provide primary operational support and engineering for multiple distributed software applications

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • As a senior member of Operations, provide support for Operations Management in establishing guidelines for the team and assist in coaching junior members of the staff, noting that this position does not require any formal employee management.
  • Gather and analyze metrics from both operating systems and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding.
  • Partner with development teams to improve services through rigorous testing and release procedures.
  • Participate in system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning.
  • Create sustainable, highly available systems and services through automation and incremental improvements.
  • Balance infrastructure development speed and reliability with service level objectives.
  • Continuously evaluate system security, make recommendations for improvement and incorporate security improvements as required by ARIN policies. Participate in SOC2 and PCI-DSS evidence collection with focus on automation.
  • Provide technical leadership in the operation of various information platforms, databases, and DNS zones managed by ARIN.
  • Establish guidelines and training for disaster recovery processes.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on hardware and software products based on an assessment of operating requirements.
  • Provide on-call support for all critical network and system operations on a rotating basis.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in accordance with ARIN travel guidelines.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Background/Skills Required

  • Eight-plus years building or supporting applications in distributed environments (LINUX/SQL) and supporting or improving the Systems/Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Eight-plus years of experience in writing automation scripts, building application dashboards for proactive monitoring, setting up Alerts for early determination of the issues.
  • Knowledge of one or more of SQL, NoSQL databases (ie. Postgres/MongoDB).
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries to extract, manipulate, and analyze data.
  • Experience with enterprise batch scheduling, hands on systems administration, monitoring, and deployment activities.
  • Familiarity with large scale distributed systems and high-availability architectures.
  • Development experience in one or more or programming languages.
  • Knowledge of IP networking including DNS, DHCP, firewalls, IP routing, etc.
  • Four-year college degree preferably in an information systems or computer science related discipline OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written skills.

Background/Skills Preferred

  • Experience with network operations and database administration.
  • Experience with common Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, IPv6, DNS, HTTP, ISIS, OSPF, and BGP.