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Software Security Research Engineer - AppSec, Static

Company: Micro Focus
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Software Security Research Engineer - AppSec, StaticJob Description:

At Micro Focus, everything we do is based on a simple idea: The fastest way to get results is to build on what you have. Our software solutions enable organizations to do just that. Secure and scalable, with analytics built in, they bridge the gap between existing and emerging ITfast-tracking digital transformations across DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security, and Predictive Analytics. In the race to innovate, Micro Focus customers have the clear advantage.

Our portfolio spans the following areas:

DevOps - IT Operations- Cloud - Security - Info Governance - Big Data, Machine Learning, & Analytics

Micro Focus Fortify is seeking an senior level, energetic, self-driven enterprise Software Security Researcher who understands that security is more than firewalls and encryption. Software security is becoming a bigger concern as more and more organizations are experiencing embarrassing public incidents with large losses of data. Were looking for people to:


  • Expand the security content and capabilities of Micro Focus Fortify Products
  • Improve Fortifys ability to communicate with and educate customers about security issues
  • Publish and present Fortifys research and other relevant security topics
  • Follow trends in software security and assess their significance
  • Investigate and implement techniques for exploiting security vulnerabilities
  • Discover new methods for automatic identification of vulnerabilities
  • Extract the essence of known vulnerabilities to shape products of the future
  • Identify new vulnerabilities in open source projects and customer code

    The Software Security Research (SSR) team specializes in approaching security from the perspective of how we build and use software. SSR is responsible for conducting security research which leads to enhanced security products as well as contributions to the Micro Focus Security Research Blog, whitepapers, conference presentations, and annual Cyber Risk Report.

    SSR in the past has identified new types of software vulnerabilities, defined the taxonomy used by all Fortify products and highlighted broad security problems in development practices. The team regularly speaks about these topics at major industry conferences, such as RSA, BlackHat, DefCon, and OWASP APPSEC.

    In addition, the SSR team is responsible for quarterly releases of security content for Enterprise Security Fortify products (Static Code Analyzer, WebInspect, Fortify on Demand, Application Defender, and Software Security Center Server).These updates expand the types of issues detected and platforms and libraries supported. Content updates are driven by customer needs and the SSR teams broader research agenda, allowing the Fortify products to keep up with a rapidly evolving development and security landscape.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Computer Science/Engineering
    • 6+ years systems/software experience with strong focus in enterprise security
    • Proficient in multiple programming languages (e.g. C#/ASP.NET, Java, C/C++, Objective-C, SWIFT)
    • Strong technical communication skills
    • Interest in software security and secure development
    • Exposure to common security software flaws
    • Extensive experience with multiple software systems design tools and languages
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Experience in overall architecture of software systems for products and solutions
    • Designing and integrating software systems running on multiple platform types into overall architecture
    • Evaluating forms and processes for software systems testing and methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language. Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at senior management levels.

      Preferred Skills:

      • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. GoLang, Scala, Python, JavaScript)
      • Source code auditing experience (especially Fortify SCA)
      • Experience working in a large enterprise software development environment

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        Job:EngineeringMicro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status

Keywords: Micro Focus, Santa Clara , Software Security Research Engineer - AppSec, Static, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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