specterops Remote, United States Full-time 2024-06-24

SpecterOps is a cybersecurity solutions and services provider specializing in deep knowledge of adversary tradecraft to help clients detect and defend against sophisticated attackers. We are looking for a Training Architect to work on the Training Solutions Team. The Training team seeks to demystify adversary tradecraft through lab design, lab development, lab deployment, and training delivery of structured learning objectives defined by SpecterOps methodologies. 

The Training Architect plays a crucial role in the successful delivery of training courses at SpecterOps. This role involves collaborating closely with Course Architects or clients to design and develop hands-on labs that align with course content. Additionally, the Training Architect is responsible for creating proof of concept and repeatable lab deployments using Ansible playbooks (or similar tools) and deploying them into Cloud Technologies (like AWS or OpenStack). 

A successful candidate will have excellent technical skills, impeccable soft skills, and be a well-organized, self-directed individual.  

Salary Range: $170,000 – $200,000 base salary annually, commensurate with experience 

Location: This position is remote, based in the U.S. with optional travel quarterly for in-person company events and other ad hoc meetings 

  • Candidate must be authorized to work and reside in the United States; we do not currently sponsor immigration visas 


  • Ensure the availability and functionality of training labs across all course offerings 

Lab Design and Development 

  • Work in partnership with Course Architects to design hands-on labs that complement course content and objectives
  • Collaborate to ensure that lab activities align with the training goals and provide practical, real-world experiences for participants

Proof of Concept Lab Creation

  • Develop proof of concept labs using Ansible playbooks to automate the deployment and configuration of lab environments
  • Ensure that proof of concept labs are scalable, repeatable, and well-documented 

Capture the Flag (CTF) Design and Development

  • Demonstrates project management from product design and development to client communication for expectations of delivery
  • Demonstrates capability to lead the overall CTF product by working with other departments to facilitate development work, scheduling, and guides development teams to meet agreed upon deliverable deadlines
  • Communicates project successes and issues throughout the development while prioritizing tasks for future improvement 

Cloud Deployment 

  • Deploy labs into the OpenStack cloud environment and AWS, ensuring that the labs are accessible to participants for training purposes 

Lab Documentation 

  • Create and maintain comprehensive lab documentation, including setup instructions, troubleshooting guides, and lab manuals
  • Update lab documentation as needed to reflect changes in course content or lab environments

Technical Support 

  • Provide technical support to instructors and participants during training sessions to resolve lab-related issues or questions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve lab environment problems promptly 

Quality Assurance 

  • Conduct regular testing and quality assurance checks to ensure that labs are functional and error-free
  • Collaborate with Course Architects to make necessary adjustments and improvements to labs 


  • Experience in project management and managing multiple projects at once
  • Experience communicating with clients and delivering presentations
  • Experience independently managing internal projects
  • Assist with scoping prospective engagements, participating in technical testing from kickoff through remediation, and mentoring less experienced staff
  • Effectively communicate successes and obstacles with clients, fellow team members, team lead(s), and upper management for project delivery
  • Coordinate and prepare for internal and customer facing meetings
  • Ability to lead projects for infrastructure development, automated deployments, and technology maintenance
  • Willingness to develop or refine process working with multiple departments
  • Willingness to learn from others
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Foundational knowledge of cyber security concepts
  • Contribute new or improve existing content for SpecterOps training courses and assist in the delivery of course offerings (instruction, lab support, etc)  
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally an average of 25% over the course of one year
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check  
  • Desire to embody our core values of passionate curiosity, consistent improvement, empathy, sustainability, humility, and empowerment through transparency 

Nice to Haves  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field 
  • Experience participating in and/or leading Fortune 1000 and/or large Federal Government security assessments  
  • Public community contributions (e.g., conference presentations, blog posts, white papers, public tool development)  
  • Experience in administering, attacking, or defending Windows/Active Directory, Linux, and/or macOS environments  
  • Experience in technical writing  
  • Experience working for a service-based information security consultancy  
  • Experience developing and/or providing technical training  
  • Desire to teach and train students in offensive techniques  
  • Desire to travel internationally and domestically on a more frequent basis (more than 50%)  

What We Offer  

  • Health/Dental/Vision/life insurance: 100% covered for both the employee and their family  
  • Flexible time off policy    
  • 10+ paid holidays annually   
  • 401(k) with up to 4% company match   
  • Equity and a potential bonus based on company performance   
  • Remote work: $2,000 first year allowance to set up home office   
  • $150 monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement  
  • $5,000 annual professional development allowance  
  • $5,250 towards continuing education or student loan repayment   
  • $100 monthly reimbursement for lifestyle, wellness, pet insurance or home office expenses   
  • A one-time $10,000 benefit towards family planning    
  • In person and virtual employee events throughout the year   
  • And of course, company swag!   

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  

Unsolicited resumes are not accepted