Security Analyst - Common Criteria

Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
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Information Technology


E&A.Software.Tech.IT - Man with data - Test It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centred on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


Do have a ‘hacker’ mindset? Are you trying to bootstrap your way into cybersecurity and information security? Have you outgrown your tech support or QA role and are looking for more? If so, we want to hear from you. We are looking for people who are excited about IT and want to kickstart their career in the InfoSec industry. With this role, you will become a Security Analyst, evaluating IT products through the US-based Common Criteria Certification Scheme (NIAP). This role includes writing security documentation, evaluating product designs and performing product testing. A Security Analyst works under supervision of the lead Security Evaluator and performs assigned evaluation tasks in accordance with UL and NIAP technical procedures.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Perform security evaluations of IT products with oversight from the lead evaluator
  • Perform functional testing activities on network devices, full disk encryption and application software products
  • Perform protocol testing, packet capture and analysis, vulnerability assessment, and general security functionality testing
  • Document work performed in evaluation reports
  • Write documentation describing the security functionality of the product under evaluation

What makes you a great fit:

  • System Administration and/or Computer Networking experience (1 to 4 years)
  • Knowledge of fundamental IT security principles
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate on technical topics, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to learn in both directed and self-directed capacities


Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s or comparable degree, preferably in a related discipline
  • Help Desk experience
  • Linux systems administration; BASH scripting
  • Coding and/or scripting experience (python, Scapy, etc.)
  • Experience setting up networks and familiarity with TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Knowledge of common security related protocols and their design (i.e. SSH, IPsec, TLS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms and encryption modes
  • Experience with vulnerability scans such as Nessus
  • IT certifications such as CompTIA A+ / Network+ / Security+, SSCP or CISSP or other (ISC)2 certs, OSCP, CEH, any SANS courses/certs, any GIAC certs, CySA+,

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.  You will shape the way we approach and deliver our solutions to promote safe living and working environments for people everywhere.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people”. Work with colleagues, who you can listen and learn from and challenge each other so that you can continually push for excellence and results.
  • Interesting work: Your work at UL will challenge you to try fresh approaches, be empowered to drive change and help you gain in-depth experience in your field. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: Growth and development are part of our DNA. Grow & achieve with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages as well as a technical training track for applicable roles.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our company page


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