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POST DATE 1/11/2020
END DATE 1/29/2020

Synopsys Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description and Requirements
Synopsys is seeking a Senior Security Research Engineer, who will work on advanced technologies for the Synopsys Software Integrity Group (SIG) portfolio.

About Synopsys Software Integrity Group (SIG)

Synopsys Software Integrity Group helps organizations build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in application security, provides static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis solutions that enable teams to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities and defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behavior. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations maximize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle.
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You have a very strong knowledge of applications security, good knowledge of code analysis, and have reviewed or tested different kind of applications (web, mobile, embedded, etc.). Prior experience in performing code review, penetration testing, and using static analysis are huge positives. If you've got experience with any known static analysis and developer testing tools like Coverity, Fortify, or Checkmarx, we'd love to talk to you! If you feel like there is a need to improve the current state of application analysis for security, we'd love to talk to you!

You will be responsible for: Driving parts of the internal development of Coverity security knowledge
Participating in the research of software defects in several types of applications (web, mobile, embedded, etc.)
Reviewing and applying the latest security research
You will apply your experience and knowledge in solving complex problems related to new products and product enhancements

You will need:

Proven expertise in a field of application security (web app, mobile, games, etc.)
Experience working with static analysis and doing code review is strongly preferred
Strong background in one of the mainstream programming languages and the ability to learn new programming languages quickly
Familiarity with enterprise application architectures and frameworks.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively within a distributed team environment of other researchers and engineers.
Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and identifying how security issues may appear with these new technologies

Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks.
No specific degrees are required, however several years' experience with consulting (or working) for large organizations OR an advanced degree from a top computer science school would be preferred.

Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender preference, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Covered Veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, Synopsys complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. Synopsys Inc. also provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with a disability in accordance with applicable laws.



Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products.
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