Senior Security Engineer- Common Criteria

Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
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General – Green Earth – Safer World

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 centered 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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Security Engineer performs an evaluation of security products against the US Common Criteria Scheme (NIAP). This includes authoring security documentation, evaluating product designs and performing product testing. A Sr. Security Engineer is able to work independently and performs assigned trusted product evaluation tasks in accordance with the UL and NIAP technical procedures. 

As a senior member of the team Sr. Security Engineer provides technical leadership and expertise.   



  • Perform security evaluation activities as needed including presentations to customers.  
  • Perform consulting and GAP analysis with regards to evaluation requirements. 
  • Design and prepare instructions, procedures, tools and methods for conducting security evaluations 
  • Perform technical training of assigned staff and modification of equipment, methods or procedures 
  • Mentor more junior security engineers in the performance of security evaluations.  
  • Perform senior technical review activities for security evaluations 
  • Maintain/improve technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies and cross-departmental task forces as needed. 
  • Perform related duties as directed 

What makes you a great fit:

  • Knowledge and experience with Common Criteria and the ability to present to customers and certification authorities. 
  • Proven experience in customer-facing advisory services, technical expertise, and communication skills 
  • Able to quickly adapt to various technical and organizational environments, and ability to coach other team members 
  • Functional testing experience/expertise 
  • Experience setting up networks and familiarity with IP addressing schemes.  
  • Knowledge of common security related protocols and their design (i.e. SSH, IPsec, TLS, etc.)  
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms and encryption modes  
  • University Degree (Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree), preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Software, Security or a technically related discipline and 5+ years of related experience  
  • Software development experience is a plus 
  • Security certifications (SEcurity+, CCNA, etc.) is a plus 
  • Vulnerability Analysis and/or penetration testing experience is a plus. 

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.
  • People Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve We learn, work and grow together 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, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards:

    The salary range for this position is $84,000 - $120,000 of the salary range and is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position.

    All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation.  The target for this position is XX% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level.  


    We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours). 

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?

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