Cigital is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, just minutes outside of Washington, D.C., in one of the country’s leading technology corridors. In addition to our great corporate culture, Cigital offers an excellent salary and benefits package. If you are committed to excellence and want to grow your career, apply today!
Position Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Reports to: Managing Consultant
Cigital is looking for a Security Consultant based in Boston, MA, to parachute in wherever software insecurity invades and to stomp out bugs and flaws wherever they hide.
Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security and quality consulting firm. Established in 1992, Cigital plans and implements initiatives to help ensure customers have secure, reliable applications. We improve how they build and deploy software, and we have fun doing it. The daily news gives you a taste of what companies face, but if you’re in our field you get to see how serious these problems really are. Whether they’re banks, TV networks, or game designers – when businesses get serious about software security, they call Cigital.
As Cigital engages with clients in the application of our software security improvement methodologies, the Security Consultant joins in the execution and delivery of planned project deliverables and milestones that assist clients in learning, understanding, and applying Cigital’s secure software development methodologies. The Security Consultant typically has task responsibility within one project and develops the capability to perform tasks within one or more of Cigital’s security practices. The Security Consultant continuously learns and expands his/her technical competence. Security Consultants do some work from the office but often go on site to help customers exterminate the bugs and untangle the flaws that make their systems insecure. Our Security Consultants make themselves and their team indispensable advisors to our customers: they build the relationships that help create and identify follow-on assignments.
• Source Code Analysis
• Software Penetration Testing
• Architecture Security Analysis
• Secure Software Design and Architecture
• Application Reverse Engineering
• Network Security Analysis
• Database Security Analysis
Qualifications and Experience:
• Technical Skills
o Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review a plus
o Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques a plus
o Familiarity with at least one software programming language and framework a plus
o Experience with C/C++, .NET, Java, multiple OS and RDBMS
o Experience conducting secure code review a plus
o Experience conducting reverse engineering a plus
o Experience performing web application penetration testing a plus
• Consulting skills
o Ability to interface with clients, utilizing consulting and negotiating skills
o Ability to undertake and complete tasks independently, meet schedules and delivery timelines, and to move swiftly from concepts and theory to action
• Team-oriented skills
o Ability to collaborate with project team members, take direction from the project lead and execute tasks consistently
• Project Management
o Awareness of end-to-end project management life-cycle including planning, execution and closeout
o Written communication skills for use in preparing formal documentation, Statements of Work, proposals, white papers, and case studies
o Verbal skills that include the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and to deliver presentation and training to all levels of management
o Ability to persuade
o Enthusiasm and commitment along with professional interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial drive
o Willingness to travel
Education and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred.
Compensation & Work Location:
Cigital is based in Dulles, Virginia, with offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bloomington, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and clients worldwide. We offer a competitive salary, equity compensation, and benefits.
Cigital 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, Cigital complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. Cigital Inc. also provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with a disability in accordance with applicable laws.