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Sr. Product Security Engineer 9/10/2016

Synopsys San Francisco, CA

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Full Time
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San Francisco, CA
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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Bachelors Degree
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As a Sr. Product Security Engineer with the Synopsys (SIG) Software Security Group, you have the opportunity to assess the security of the products developed by the R&D team. This is a critical position within the business unit, which develops industry-leading tools meant to assess both the quality and security of enterprise software.

As Synopsys becomes a major player in the Software Security industry with its acquisition of Coverity and Codenomicon, the security of our own applications is mission critical. In this role, you will work cross-business, from different groups within R&D, and collaborate with the Security Research Lab (SRL).

You will be responsible for:


Define and perform secure code reviews and penetration tests across a wide variety of products

Contribute to threat modeling and architecture risk analysis activities

Interact directly with development teams to help them understand and mitigate security issues

Collaborate with the Security Research Lab to define other ways to detect security issues

Define and contribute to the security excellence of Synopsys SIG development practices

Desired Skills & Experience


Bachelor s or Master's degree in computer security or related fields with 5+ years of experience.

A demonstrated expertise in application security topics such as application (web, mobile, and/or embedded) security assessments.

Strong experience in Penetration Testing and Secure Code Review; experience with Threat Modeling and Architecture Risk Analysis are a huge plus

Previous experience with a range of security analysis tools.

Knowledge of at least one of Java, JavaScript, C/C++ programming languages. Proficiency with a scripting language a plus (python, ruby, etc.)

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to lead and coordinate discussions in a small group as well as present them in an organized fashion to larger groups.

Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to empathize with, and mediate between engineering, customer, and management audiences.

About Synopsys
Synopsys offers the most comprehensive portfolio of software security solutions in the market. We go beyond traditional testing services to help our clients identify, remediate, and prevent vulnerabilities in the applications that power their business. Our holistic approach to application security offers a balance of managed and professional services and products tailored to fit your specific needs. We don t stop when the test is over. Our experts also provide remediation guidance, program design services, and training that empower you to build and maintain secure applications.