• Senior Security Engineer

    Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
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    Information Technology
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    Promoting safe living and working environments.

    UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in areas such as sustainability, renewable energy, mobile payment security and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitates trade and provides peace of mind.

    A FIPS Security Engineer’s primary responsibility is to evaluate products for compliance to applicable security requirements within one or more UL Identity Management & Security (IMS) programs.  A FIPS Security Engineer manages their assigned projects, assures execution of each project within the contracted schedule, and communicates project status to the customer and to the UL IMS management team.  A FIPS Security Engineer may be tasked with special projects, such as infrastructure improvements or training development.  A moderate level of travel is expected (less than 20%).


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    • Learn all applicable UL Identity Management & Security procedures and policies
    • Complete UL Identity Management & Security FIPS Security Engineer training
    • Review documentation for conformance to a set of security requirements
    • Write technical assessments based on analysis of hardware and software designs
    • Interact with the customer to plan, schedule, and execute all aspects of an evaluation, including kickoff meeting, documentation evaluation, and operational testing
    • Plan and manage project schedules
    • Report the project status to the customer and internal management on a scheduled basis
    • Conduct training workshops on customer’s product design for compliance against the applicable security requirements
    • Present applicable standards overview and documentation requirements to customers
    • Provide internal engineer training within areas of his/her proficiency.



    BS in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, or other related discipline; equivalent experience may be acceptable.

    • The ideal candidate will have a background in computer networking including:
    • An understanding of how networks function
    • The ability to identify major network components
    • Basic functional knowledge of those networking components (including references to the OSI model)
    • Broad knowledge of software and hardware IT products.  Technologies include Operating Systems, applications, networking appliances and peripheral components
    • Knowledge of cryptography preferred
    • Ability to develop testing methodologies to prove the IT product functionally meets the security claims
    • Can comprehend specifications, architectural and high level design, functional specifications and source code
    • Ability to synthesize concrete actions from abstract instructions
    • Understands distinctions between standards requirements and the resulting product or system security
    • Ability to comprehend security standard requirements and convey information to customers or colleagues in a clear and concise method (written and verbal) using data or concrete examples
    • Proficient in written and verbal communication
    • Comfortable with speaking and conducting meetings to groups of unknown attendees
    • Balances the customers’ needs with technical and process requirements and the intent of the standard
    • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects
    • Proeficiency in C, C++ or Java
    • Must have a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.


    • Assessment and analysis over product design
    • Honest, trustworthy, high integrity, and follow through
    • Resourceful/Takes initiative
    • Quality/Excellence
    • Clear judgment and effective decision making
    • Pragmatism/Problem solving
    • Abstract critical thinking; analytical thinking
    • Strong organization/Planning/Time management
    • Customer-service oriented
    • Communication with all levels
    • Team Player
    • Collaborative and engaging
    • Multi-takers
    • Goal oriented.



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