Senior Cybersecurity Engineer


St. Paul, Minnesota

a month ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Location: St Paul, MN, - Hybrid
Duration: 12 months (with temp to hire potential)
Job Summary?
  • As a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer you will be responsible for working with other Building Automation System (BAS) controls and software engineering team members to identify business, technology and product risks and vulnerabilities in the early stages and embed security requirements to address and validate them.
  • A lot of this is done by conducting security assessments where the activities will include threat modeling, attack modeling, security DFMEA, vulnerability assessment, triaging, and reporting.
  • This Sr. Cyber Security Engineer will also collaborate with product architects, system engineers, developers, and testers to implement secure designs by employing secure communications, network/device access control, authentication, authorization, cryptography, audit, forensics, and anomaly and misuse detection to provide information security (integrity, confidentiality, availability, and non-repudiation).
Core Job Responsibilities (others may be added):
  • Define and develop processes and methodologies for designing secure systems
  • Engage with teams to conduct security risk assessments and conform to organizational remediation/mitigation timelines in different phases of the secure product development lifecycle
  • Provide product security support to development teams, including reviewing and explaining security tools and processes, providing vulnerability explanations and remediation guidance
  • Optimize product/system security by creating and reviewing architecture and detailed design solutions that reflect best practices
  • Coordinate product security program metrics and reporting
  • Support ongoing vulnerability and patch management through tracking, triaging and prioritizing across all products to minimize the potential security risk
  • Help drive system and product requirements to meet the regulatory and compliance requirements (like GDPR, ISO, ISA/IEC, SOC2, FedRAMP)
  • Assist with training and mentoring of security champions
  • Partner with third-party vendors to deliver software security tools and services
  • Provide expert consultation on application security requirements and best practices with vulnerability scanning and secure application design
  • Partner closely on security operations tasks with cross-functional teammates in IT, DevOps, Engineering, Compliance, and Test
  • Manage 3rd party partners and vendors supplying cybersecurity-related services
  • Identify the design implications within a platform and system and work with teams to minimize vulnerabilities
    Influence program decisions to reduce the risk exposure of the company
  • Participate in Zero-day remediation, Hotfixes, and Incident Response efforts
  • Identify and review test coverage for the security aspects of the system
  • Assist in responses to external audits, customer questionnaires, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments
  • Self-motivated to stay engaged with the market on new security products, threats and vulnerabilities and to apply innovative approaches in technology, marketing and service operations to meet those needs.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering discipline with an emphasis on cyber security
  • 8+ years of cumulative experience in software development and engineering expertise in Application, Network, Cloud, Mobile, IoT, ICS, Embedded systems, APIs
  • 5+ years of expertise in Product Security, Security Architecture and Security Assessment: Threat Modeling, Secure Development, Risk Assessment, Threat Analysis, DFMEA, Penetration testing, SDLA tools
  • Strong understanding of operational technology principles, concepts, and techniques
  • Strong knowledge of current security threats, techniques, and landscape, as well as a self-motivated desire to research current in the cybersecurity landscape
  • Strong knowledge of OpenSSL, TLS mutual authentication, PKI, digital signatures, and certificate management
  • Ability to research, develop, and keep abreast of tools, techniques, and process improvements in support of security detection and analysis following current and emerging threats
  • Implementation experience or knowledge of security controls
  • Should have good knowledge of security containers, hands-on experience with DevSecOps principles, and a good handle on end-to-end DevSecOps processes
  • Technical understanding of cloud-native architecture and engineering best practices (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
    Working experience with OWASP Top 10 for web applications
  • Knowledge of penetration testing techniques, application security vulnerabilities, OWASP Top 10, SANS 25, CWE, etc
  • Knowledge of Security Industry Standards and Frameworks: e.g., NIST, ISA/IEC, GDPR, SOC2
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with DISA STIG assessment and implementation for Linux and/or Windows systems
  • Desirable security certification(s): GICSP, GCLD, GSOC, GDSA, or any other relevant certifications.

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