Security Engineer - FIPS Tester (Location flexible in NA) at UL

| San Luis Obispo, CA
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At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure, and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion, and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

The UL FIPS Laboratory performs testing to evaluate compliance of products to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) and prepares written evaluation compliance reports for submission to the validation authority. As a Security Engineer, the FIPS conformance tester must be proactive and be able to work in a detail-oriented, deadline-driven environment.

Under the direction and guidance of the Program Manager, the Security Engineer will perform both billable and non-billable tasks required to evaluate cryptographic IT products, which includes:
  • Security analysis
  • Documentation authoring
  • Source code review
  • Operational testing
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Report writing
  • Status reporting
  • Maintain/improve technical knowledge
  • Perform related duties as directed
  • Audit-related tasks
What you'll learn & achieve:
  • Presentations and workshops with customers
  • Cryptographic module design specification review
  • Authoring of security documentation
  • Preparation and execution of source code test plans including reporting observed test results
  • Preparation and execution of operational test plans using port analyzers and debug tools which also includes reporting observed test results
  • Performing other testing activities on an as-required/as-tasked basis
  • Conducting all testing activities in accordance with all applicable standards and methodologies related to FIPS 140 validation
  • Consulting the Lab Manager and senior engineers when applicable on all testing matters requiring clarification
  • Self-directed study with the goal of eventually obtaining CVP tester certification
  • The ability to successfully work in a team environment coupled with the capability to develop creative solutions
What makes you a great fit:
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program, in a field related to IT security, computer science or engineering
  • Knowledge of common programming languages such as C C++, Java, etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft, Linux, and Unix Operating Systems
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent writing skills - must be able to prepare written reports
  • Excellent English communication skills, along with the ability to articulate requirements in technical and non-technical terms to customers, peers, and management
  • Basic knowledge of cryptography, cryptographic algorithms, and communication protocols
  • Basic knowledge of wireless communication protocols (e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC)
  • Familiarity with IT test tools and techniques (e.g., Wireshark)

Travel:
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required (approximately 25% of the time).

Education:
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a technically related discipline.

Other:
  • Good presentation skills, proven experience in customer-facing advisory services, and technical expertise, which includes:
  • Meeting all customer demands and delivery requirements
  • Acting as a UL representative in the customer's environment
  • Performing and prioritizing other duties as directed
  • Consistently adhering and striving to perform all duties honestly and ethically to UL standards with integrity
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
What you'll experience working at UL:
  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn't new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do. You will shape the way we approach and deliver our solutions to promote safe living and working environments for people everywhere.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you'll almost always hear, "the people". Work with colleagues, who you can listen and learn from and challenge each other so that you can continually push for excellence and results.
  • Interesting work: Your work at UL will challenge you to try fresh approaches, be empowered to drive change and help you gain in-depth experience in your field. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: Growth and development are part of our DNA. Grow & achieve with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages as well as a technical training track for applicable roles.
Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our company page www.UL.com and division page ims.UL.com
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UL operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Northbrook, IL. UL was founded in 1894. It has 11796 total employees. To see all 17 open jobs at UL, click here.
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