Security Engineer

By February 10, 2017 No Comments

Job Description:

SemanticBits is looking for a Security Engineer to keep our business, users and data safe by assuring the security of our applications and platforms. This will be a highly collaborative position, in which the right candidate works to secure existing applications and platforms, makes platform and security enhancements and helps to scale our security program through automation, process improvement and tool creation.

The selected candidate will be required to work on multiple products and must be able to develop and present secure solutions and advice to technical teams as well as leadership. The candidate will further be required to assess risks and advise on her security standards, best practices and solutions. All this must be done by maintaining security quality and customer satisfaction.


  • Collaborating with various teams to secure new platforms/applications
  • Implementing platform security and framework improvements
  • Implementing analysis and monitoring tools
  • Working with engineering and QA teams to build tools and scale security in a continuous deployment environment
  • Assessing the security of applications, APIs and platforms via penetration testing and code reviews

Skills & Requirements:

Strong knowledge to perform below test:

  • Penetration testing
  • Static Analysis/Static Application Security Testing
  • Vulnerability Assessment/Scanning
  • Dynamic Analysis/Dynamic Application Security Test (DAST)
  • Malicious Software Analysis

Strong foundation in one or more of the following:

  • Data management security
  • Authentication
  • Applied cryptography
  • Linux security
  • Network & Cloud security
  • Strong engineering background preferred
  • Application architecture experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux platforms
  • Advanced knowledge of application mobile security tools
  • Strong technical acumen securing software and hardware
  • Understanding of software development and working experience with any one of the higher level programming languages or scripting
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Assurance, Network Security Computer Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity and experience with security technologies such as security engineering, security architecture, cryptography, data security, risk management, identity and access management, communication and network security, security assessment and testing, software development security, security operations
  • Familiarity and experience with popular open source security projects such as jptables and Snort
  • Thorough understanding of issues documents in the OWASP Top Ten and CWE Top 25
  • Demonstrated ability of exploit and mitigate application-level vulnerabilities
  • Strong understanding of cryptography as applied to web application security (encryption, hashing, PKI management), including analysis and implementation
  • Experience using Linux/Linx at the command line for tasks related to web application development and deployment (DevOps)

About SemanticBits

SemanticBits designs and develops software for the health and life sciences industry. We have domain expertise in biomedicine and understand the challenges that medical professionals face when managing and sharing data. And, we have the technical skills to create sophisticated semantic-based systems that are easy to use. Our company is run by software engineers, and we know how to build software that works.  Software developed by SemanticBits helps in conducting clinical trials across the country that are helping save lives every day.  Our software is being used to help decide treatments using genomic data.  Our software is making a difference.  We are agile, driven, and foster creativity.  We have long-term projects and low employee turnover rate. SemanticBits hires people interested in opportunities that go beyond mere job descriptions. Our employees work in a dynamic environment because we respect the talents of every member of our team and encourage creative solutions. We believe in what we are doing —- helping in the fight to cure diseases — and we hire people who are passionate about taking this challenge head on.

SemanticBits is a company that continues to grow not only in its size, but even more so in its professional reputation and prestige. We take pride in our close-knit team of highly talented individuals who work with cutting-edge technologies to find new solutions that address complicated problems in the health and life sciences domain. Our company offers an open work environment that encourages thinking aloud and communicating freely. At SemanticBits, there is no big corporate hierarchy; we, as a team, work together to achieve our goals. We foster a warm and friendly environment with regular happy hours, free coffee and snacks, and monthly brown-bag sessions.

Salary & Benefits

  • Generous base salary
  • Three weeks of PTO
  • Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)
  • Education and conference reimbursement
  • 401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee’s contribution
  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability
  • 100% paid life insurance
  • FSA
  • Casual working environment
  • Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and embraces workplace diversity.

Are you interested in working with us? If so, please e-mail your resume to with a cover letter that gives us a bit of insight in your background, your professional expertise, and why you would like to join our team.

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