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Cryptography Expert with Math and Programming Background

Job Description
atsec is looking for cryptography experts to join our team in Austin, TX as product-oriented information security analysts. These positions may be at an entry, senior or principal level, depending on your applicable work experience and skill sets.

As an analyst, you are expected to:

  • Learn and use security concepts and techniques such as entropy, access control, authentication, auditing, side-channel analysis, etc.
  • Become fluent in security standards such as FIPS 140 and Common Criteria.
  • Master and serve as an authority in technical domains such as cryptography, network protocols/security, hardware security, software engineering, database, mobile devices, virtualization and operating systems.
  • Apply your knowledge and talents to scrutinize the security architecture, implementation, and deployment of a variety of cutting-edge IT products.
  • Support atsec customers in security related areas and become, or continue to be, a recognized industry expert in your field.

Candidates possessing a solid understanding of cryptography and its use in data protection will have an advantage in our hiring process.

This position does require the following qualifications:

  • A degree in Mathematics or Electric Engineering with Computer Science emphasis or vice versa (equivalent experience may be acceptable)
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, and the mathematical concepts behind them
  • Strong programming and code analysis skills
  • Familiarity with Unix-based command line environments (e.g., Linux)
  • Knowledge of network protocols (e.g., TLS/SSL, SSH, IPsec, IKE, SRTP, SNMP)
  • Knowledge of information security (e.g., authentication, access control, network security)
  • Strong technical report writing skills
  • Team player who can work independently
  • Eagerness to delve into technical subjects
  • Enthusiasm, good customer interface skills, positive attitude, strong communication skills (written and verbal), and effective teamwork and technical collaboration skills
  • The flexibility to travel

Desirable skills include the following:

  • Practical experience performing Common Criteria evaluations
  • Practical experience performing FIPS 140-x testing
  • Practical experience designing or implementing standards-based security features

Company Description
atsec information security is a global company that encompasses nearly all aspects of information security assessment, testing and evaluation. We focus on providing quality security analysis services to the biggest names in technology today. We have government and commercial accreditations as testing/evaluation laboratories in the US, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Singapore and China, and complement our laboratory services with a full range of information security consulting services.

Much of our work is driven by standard-based testing and compliance, and although this is what drives our business, it is not always what drives our passion. We consider each evaluation a precious opportunity to learn about new technologies and how security is documented, implemented, and tested in the product.

We highly value diversity of ideas and thoughts and pride ourselves on the breadth of nationalities, backgrounds, educations, and accomplishments of our staff.
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Benefits Package

  • Group health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Company-matched group 401(k) Plan
  • Company-paid disability and life insurance
  • Bonus potential

If offered employment, candidates must successfully complete a background check of past activities including criminal records, previous employment, driving record, and credit history. In addition, US law requires all new hires to present proof of identity and employment eligibility.

atsec’s continuing policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran or citizenship status, or any other classification protected by law. atsec adheres to all city, state, and federal laws with respect to equal employment opportunity.

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