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Senior Test Engineer – Cloud & Virtualization

NSS Labs – AUSTIN, TX, United States - Published On 4/3/18


NSS Labs, Inc. is the global leader in operationalizing cybersecurity, empowering enterprises by providing relevant information to reduce the operational burden of cybersecurity and address crucial gaps in their cybersecurity efforts. Our unmatched and well-respected foundation in security testing, along with our enterprise research and global threat analysis capabilities, provide the basis for our CAWS Continuous Security Validation Platform, an advanced platform that substantiates the effectiveness of enterprise security controls and uncovers unmitigated risks to enterprise systems. Using fact-based threat data and objective risk information, CAWS enables businesses to strengthen their cyber risk posture, continuously validate their security controls and take timely action to mitigate threats to their Operating Systems and applications. CISOs, Chief Security Architects, SOC and Threat Analysts, and SOC and information security professionals from many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises rely on trusted insights from NSS Labs.

We are currently seeking a Senior Test Engineer in Austin, Texas to interact directly with vendors to generate, analyze, and document performance and security metrics for many different security products. This position works closely with many functions within the company to develop new tests, build out and maintain new test environments, and execute and maintain existing tests. As the expert, responsible for testing a security technology from harness concept through to operation and maintenance, this individual will support the objective, scientific, fact-based approach to testing enterprise security technologies that the market has grown to respect and depend on.

Job Responsibilities:

Development of test methodology and test cases that assess the efficacy of a security technology as it pertains to enterprise use cases
Build out test environments, including installation of systems and products
Conducting and/or overseeing on-site and remote vendor engagements
Adherence to all test Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) including, but not limited to, test development best practices, test development workbook completion, scorecard development and engagement notes capture.
Participate in the creation of thought leadership pieces (delivered as webinars or research papers) that assist enterprises in their decision making
Communicate findings to both technical and non-technical audiences
Engage with and support enterprise clients to ensure the use cases and testing represent the challenges faced in product deployment

Required Skills & Qualifications

Expertise with one or more of our core Technology Areas: Cloud, Virtualization, IOT, Endpoint Security typically obtained in 3-5 years.
3+ years of hands-on experience with security technology, whether network, endpoint, or operational forensics
Expert troubleshooting skills in MS Windows and Unix/Linux environments
Expert TCP/IP networking, networking architectures, and troubleshooting skills, including IPv6
Knowledge of RFC standards, specifically RFC 2544 and RFC 5180, and how they apply to networked devices
Packet analysis and network protocol dissection skills, using tools such as Wireshark/Ethereal
Good knowledge of network device performance testing
Good knowledge of network security device design
Hands-on experience configuring server hardware and deployment of MS Windows and Linux operating systems
MS Windows and Linux network administration experience
Awareness of SDLC and quality assurance and how these relate to product testing
Strong English verbal and written communication skills
Professional presentation and communication skills
Comfortable working with third-party vendors

Preferred Skills:

Software development background
Good understanding of security software testing
Scripting experience in Powershell, Python, Java, VBScript, Perl, Ruby, etc.
Experience with network and security performance testing equipment, both hardware and software (e.g., BreakingPoint and other Ixia products, Spirent/Mu Dynamics, Tomahawk, etc.)
Knowledge of regulatory compliance: GLBA, SOX, PCI, HIPAA and Assessment Services a plus
CISSP or other professional certifications

At NSS Labs, we hire innovative and talented individuals with a passion for leading-edge technology. We have a culture of innovation, where quality, originality, and “thinking outside the box” are encouraged. Our leadership fosters professional growth and support, all within a fast-paced environment.

Located in Austin, Texas, NSS Labs offers its team members competitive compensation, medical and dental, and 401(k) benefits. If you feel you have the passion, dedication, and expertise that match our unique company, apply to join our team!

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