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Staff DevSecOps Engineer

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology
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At Thrivent, we are focused on a digital transformation that will deliver modern, innovative experiences for our clients, financial advisors, and employees. We are investing in data and technology, using DevSecOps practices, and building an engineering culture of empowered technical experts. Our technologists are involved in work that includes cloud native development, digital architecture and integration, automation, cloud data platforms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as maximizing platforms such as Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft.

As a Staff Engineer on Thrivent's Digital Platform team, you will be a key decision maker in establishing the tenants of Delivery, Observability, and Security across all of our Digital Client Experiences. You’ll work independently and with your peers to provide innovative solutions to challenges in our CICD systems, and integrate good DevSecOps practices across multiple teams. You will do this through leveraging internal resources as well as prior industry experience. You will partner with Engineering Management, other Staff+ engineers, and enterprise-wide stakeholders to ensure our Digital Platform is built with a long-term vision and aligned with business requirements. Provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to various IT methodologies including Agile, DevOps, and Reliability practices. You’re eager to learn, excited by ambiguity, and able to skillfully contribute to our evolution.

You have a passion for quality, and you recognize the unique challenges associated with delivering rapidly evolving Front-End Client Experiences at scale. You are ready to work collaboratively, with a high-impact team of thinkers and doers who are breaking down boundaries of what is possible in our industry. You firmly believe in the value of CICD, and the power it brings to unlock teams to iterate quickly, fail fast, while still keeping the heart of the system focused on its purpose: to give our clients the best and safest possible experiences we can.

Sound like your thing? Join in on the action and apply today!


Designing Solutions  

  • Apply expert industry knowledge and broad understanding of multiple disciplines with technical knowledge to drive outcomes for customers  

  • Ability to work and problem solve independently on initiatives that align to the broader software engineering strategy  

  • Design systems and software integration patterns across a diverse software engineering ecosystem. These patterns should align to high level engineering goals, business initiatives, and account for good security practices. 

Developing Software  

  • Use independent, critical thinking to solve complex problems which are significant to the customer. Uses application and system data, as well as past experiences to inform decision making. 

  • Leader in technical expertise; Develops most architecturally impactful components of solutions 

  • Lead to identify, incorporate and define development frameworks and patterns useful to the product 


Learning and Applying New Techniques  

  • Seek out industry and technology knowledge along with best practices to share with the team. 


Collaborating within the Team  

  • Coordinate design and integration of a large system, including subsystems. Research and recommend technology to improve the current systems 

  • Participate in team’s collaboration session to provide technical expertise to solve a problem/remove technical roadblocks for the team 

  • Participate in product planning and implementation. Helps product owner to create technical user stories as required/needed. 

  • Contribute to detailed application specifications, standards, and diagrams and develop coding standards / best practices 


Collaborating Across The Organization  

  • Act as an SME to provide overall delivery, reliability, and security processes to build resilient systems the Digital Platform 

  • Collaborate with other Staff+ engineering leaders, from multiple Product teams, to define and refine best practices for the organization 


Setting technology strategy  

  • Lead the design of critical path/technology for CICD, incorporate the tenants of good reliability, observability, and security. Lean into technical challenges that occur with delivering these systems at scale. 

  • Integrate industry standard security practices within the CICD system to scan for software vulnerabilities and protect the integrity of the software supply chain.  

  • Help to define the technology / tools roadmap along with the product owner for the team. 


Security Focus in Agile Development  

  • Produce architecture documentation needed to facilitate risk assessment and data classification. 

  • Identify, catalog, and implement necessary security controls in the context of CICD systems. 

Defining Engineering Standards and Patterns  

  • Partner with the engineering community inside and outside Thrivent in establishing best practices 

  • Share engineering standards across internal teams and collaborate to help software engineers apply these patterns to build solutions that achieve outcomes 


Operational Readiness and Response  

  • Lead the resolution of critical incidents and provides leadership in proactively addressing platform issues 

  • Continuously assessing technology to build more stable, scalable, and resilient pipelines and workflows 

  • Promote and expand on the use of the CI/CD pipeline to improve the deployment and build process. 


Selecting & Managing Technology Vendors  

  • Lead the evaluation process for software solutions - advising on strengths and weaknesses of the external software. 

  • Provide a summary of how a tool impacts business processes and goals. 

  • Contribute in criteria’s for selecting the right platforms and software for the product team. 

  • Perform risk analysis and documentation of security controls within the integration architecture for vendor based solutions. 


Coaching Engineers  

  • Provide guidance and reinforcement around established engineering best practices   

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other engineers of varying levels inside the platform group 

  • Provide trainings and demos to address knowledge gaps with in the team 


Recruiting and Building Talent  

  • Engage in the tech community to build the Thrivent technology brand and position as the employer of choice in the market 

  • Participate in the interview process or be part of the panel to recruit the right talent to the team 

  • Models Thrivent’s leadership competencies – courage, collaboration, and commitment by demonstrating resiliency, working together to make the best decisions, and holding yourself and others accountable.  

  • Supports and/or develops an environment in which Thrivent employees and colleagues are focused on continuous improvement, exceptional employee engagement, and an unwavering commitment to our clients.  Shapes and/or supports a culture that represents the Thrivent purpose, promise and values, ensuring that Thrivent’s trust and reputation remain strong with its clients.  



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical field or equivalent work experience  

  • 10+ years of experience in engineering environments, taking abstract concepts and ideas and formulating a detailed software engineering plan to deliver  

  • Experience architecting software solutions with requirements such as performance SLOs, high availability, reliability, security, etc.   

  • Understand data and system integration patterns and technologies  

  • Proficiency in managing large scale projects.  

  • Strong conceptual, critical thinking, technical and problem-solving skills with good attention to details.    

  • Must be articulate and have the ability to meet with high level management to present and/or deliver technical documentation.  



  • Master’s degree in a related field  

  • Financial Services industry experience 

  • 2+ years of experience directly related to one or more of the following DevOps technologies: Github Actions (or other CI equivalents), Docker, Kubernetes, Nx or equivalent monorepo tooling 

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.


Staff DevSecOps Engineer


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