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Lightship Security, Inc.: Product Security Tester

Lightship Security, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted April 5, 2021.

Lightship Security is a market leader in IT security standards-based conformance testing and test automation.We work with leading edge security technology vendors from around the world to perform conformance testing to various IT security Standards such as FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria.Due to recent growth, Lightship is seeking a Product Security Tester to work in the field of security testing.The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team environment and consult closely with project stakeholders to ensure a product’s conformance with the specified security requirements.Key ResponsibilitiesA Product Security Tester test products against international standards such as Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 as well as against custom security requirements.A typical project includes leading workshops with customers, consultation and assessment of a product’s security architecture, constructing standards-based documentation such as a Security Target, analysis and assessment of system entropy quality, construction and/or execution of a standards-based test plan using Lightship’s Conformance Automation Platform tool, vulnerability analysis and penetration testing.Projects will involve both hardware and software devices and the ideal candidate will have a strong background and knowledge of security products such as routers, switches, firewalls, VPN gateways, proxies, etc.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise with the Linux operating system, virtualization technologies, cryptographic concepts and networking fundamentals.Knowledge and experience using X.509 PKI and cryptographic libraries is considered an asset.As a Product Security Tester, the candidate is expected to interface with customers to provide them with sound technical consulting and support during the testing process.Technical RequirementsMust have at a minimum of 1-3 years experience working with enterprise IT products(NetApp, Fortinet, Cisco…); Strong knowledge of networking technologies, protocols and information delivery such as: TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, SSH and HTTP; Experience withprogramming and scripting languages such as: Python, Bash and C; Demonstrative experience using Linux and Windows operating systems; Demonstrative experience with virtualization technologies, such as hypervisors and software-defined networking; Experience withvulnerability analysis and penetration testing of both hardware and software targets; Knowledge of fundamental cryptographic concepts and leading cryptographic algorithms; A University degree or college diploma in a technical field is required; andKnowledge of FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, and other related standards are an asset.Non-Technical RequirementsMinimum 2 years experience in a customer-facing technical role; Ability to manage concurrent projects; Excellent communication skills: ability to express requirements in technical and non-technical terms to customers, peers, and management; must be able to prepareconsistent and quality reports for consumption by critical customers; A proven ability to work independently; andPossess creative and critical thinking skills.Other RequirementsAll candidates must be eligible for a Government of Canada security clearance to a minimum level of Secret; andMust be able and willing to travel internationally < 20% and hold a valid passport. This position is located in Ottawa, ONT or Vancouver, BC and will work out of the office as Covid19 guidelines allow. About usLightship Security Inc. is an independent third-party testing laboratory and a highly trusted partner of the U.S. and Canadian governments. We are known for delivering the highest quality work product.We never cut corners. We focus on finding problems early while maintaining a high degree of transparency with our employees, our clients and our technical oversight bodies. Our approach is to minimize disruption for our clients.We never push the problem back to them.We take on the testing project from start to finish and we are there with the client every step of the way.This is just one of our key strengths, and our clients love it!Lightship’s strongest asset is its people. With our industry best practice in-house training, we are committed to supporting each of our team members to become industry experts in the IT Security certification space. We are leaders in the certification industry.We disrupt the status quo, and we work hard to solve complex technical problems.We run a very flat organization and we foster an inclusive corporate culture. We hold regular company events like our annual all hands development week. We bring everyone to our headquarters for the week and pack it with training and fun events. We offer a flexible work schedule, work from home options, company shutdowns over major holidays, and top-notch benefits for employees and their families. Ready to Apply?Please apply through LinkedIn or directly tell us a little about yourself and why this position is of interest to you. Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.