Cybersecurity Professional (all experience levels may apply)
We believe that in the age of the internet, tech workers shouldn’t need to cram themselves into a city, spend hours and hours commuting each week, and pay thousands of dollars a month in rent to have a great job.
That's why Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc (RISI) is helping a variety of partner companies build out remote teams from the Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) in Springfield, VT. And because we need to act quickly, we're currently giving out special incentives like free access to the remote working/co-working space, free coffee from a local roaster, ski passes, and for the first six hires, newly renovated downtown apartments (with gigabit speed internet included) for $100/month. For more information on BRIC and the remote working program, see www.bricvt.org/remote-work.
Springfield, Vermont, is in close proximity to skiing at Okemo Mountain, as well as countless hiking and biking trails, and swimming holes. The town has seen exciting growth in the past year, with the opening of a new coffee roaster, a new craft beer taproom, a new bistro, and a food co-op all in the downtown area. Though Springfield has exceptional access to pristine outdoor recreation and the natural environment, it is also well connected physically and virtually, with 10 gigabit fiber internet capacity in every building in town, and public transportation that makes for easy trips to Boston, NYC, and beyond. And as part of the greater Dartmouth College region and the Upper Valley, Springfield has ample access to art, theater, cultural events, and more all within a 30-minute drive.
Here’s how the remote working initiative is set up: Employees will report to and work for companies based elsewhere in the United States. For the most part, managers will not be on-site, though team members and coworkers likely will. Open positions are full time, with opportunity for growth and professional development, and competitive compensation.
BRIC will provide a modern remote-working, co-working, and entrepreneurship space with secure gigabit internet connectivity. BRIC will also train all new hires in best practices for working remotely and being part of a distributed team, provide light workplace support, and organize social and professional events and trainings for all remote workers.
Note that BRIC and RISI are providing connections to employers, but are not making final hiring decisions. We will provide your application materials to our partners that have current openings, and work with you at every step of the process to make sure that if you want to join the remote work movement from Vermont, you can.
We are accepting applications from people with a range of cybersecurity experience, from new graduates with relevant undergraduate degrees to seasoned industry professionals. We are looking for the following experience levels:
- Cybersecurity Specialist (0-4 years experience)
- Cybersecurity Analyst (4-6 years experience)
- Senior Cybersecurity Analyst (7+ years experience)
- Cybersecurity Engineers (7+ years experience)
All hires are expected to work from the Black River Innovation Campus’s remote work space so they can interact with team members, video-conference with other employees, and participate in the remote working and entrepreneurship community.
- Hires will be provided training on best practices for working remotely and working on a distributed team, and are expected to follow those practices
- Hires must be cognizant of the challenges of working remotely and willing to adopt methods and mindsets that minimize those challenges
- Hires must be courteous, professional, have a proven ability to work as part of a team
- Hires must be eager to participate in events and be a productive and positive member of the growing remote-working community in Springfield
- Practical cybersecurity experience and/or military service is a plus
Essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Specific tasks and duties will be dictated by the employer at their discretion, and will be communicated clearly throughout the hiring process.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with other remote cybersecurity roles. Factoring in the greatly reduced rent and cost of living in Springfield, VT, employees will be making salaries commensurate with similar roles based in urban areas.
In addition, we are providing benefits like free access to the remote working space, free coffee from a local coffee roaster, steeply discounted apartments, and other perks related to recreational activities and events around Springfield.