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Job Id N1969126
Job Title Cyber Security Engineer (Security Architecture)
Post Date 03/11/2019
Company - Division Qualcomm Incorporated - Information Technology
Job Area Information Technology
Location California - San Diego
Job Overview Your role as a member of the security architecture team is to protect Qualcomm from compromises such as data breaches, hacking attempts, targeted and insider threats, and other forms of cyberattacks.

Your primary responsibilities will be:
designing, analyzing, and validating architectural solutions and implementations, creating secure architectural patterns for both enterprise and cloud environments, and helping to find and highlight opportunities for broad or systemic improvements. You will be a security evangelist, driving company-wide environment hardening initiatives and representing the information security group throughout Qualcomm.

We are a collaborative team
that is always learning, sharing, and researching. You will work with specialists and generalists across information security domains regularly, with a focus on cross-training with our red and blue teams. You must have broad expertise in Information Security or related fields, strong technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to learn and grow in a rapidly evolving environment.

While we are looking for people
who have all of the skillsets outlined in this posting, we also recognize that this is very rare. So, if you can learn these things, and you have a desire to dig in to areas you havent explored yet, this is the position for you.

Partner with IT and business units to conduct security assessments, address findings, and validate adherence to security guidance
Evangelize security within Qualcomm and drive company-wide environment hardening initiatives
Provide security recommendations on existing and new application, system, and network architectures
Establish alternative security measures to allow for business continuity while protecting the company's assets
Develop and advice on best practices around cloud platforms
Track data security findings to closure in a timely manner by partnering with business units, communicating solutions, and verifying remediation
Perform risk analysis for corporate functional & technical areas and 3rd party providers relevant to data security
Act as a mentor and provide guidance and technical leadership to other staff members
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field:

5+ years experience in IT, Cyber Security, or related area.
3+ year experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, etc.
3+ years experience with network monitoring software such as Nagios, Wireshark, Snort, etc.
4+ years experience in software and/or application testing (e.g., creating test cases and prototype environments, QA, software or application testing).
2+ years leadership role in projects/programs.
Preferred Qualifications 2+ years experience developing and/or assessing IT architectural designs

5+ years of experience cyber security experience in the following areas:
Web applications
Cryptography fundamentals
OS Hardening
IAM Priciples / Authentication and Authorization
Basic scripting and automating capabilities
Common operating systems and business application platforms including an understanding of their enterprise architecture and integration patterns
Advanced IAM concepts such as federation, FIDO, and Active Directory internals
Experience with major enterprise mergers, acquisitions, and integrations
Hands-on experience with major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Best-practices and considerations around software containerization platforms such as Docker
Understanding of configuration management concepts and solutions
Experience with database fundamentals and security best practices
Familiarity with security frameworks such as OWASP, NIST CSF, etc.
Current programming skills in Python, Powershell, .NET, Java, C, or C++
Offensive skillsets (network/app exploitation, privesc, etc)
1+ years leadership role in projects or programs
Education Requirements Required: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
Preferred: Master's, Computer Science or equivalent experience


About the company

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…

That’s how often people around the world likely grab for their smartphone- and all that incredible stuff a phone can do that keeps people reaching for it multiple times a day- Qualcomm invented the stuff that made that stuff possible.

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We come from different countries and diverse cultures, speak different languages and offer unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—to lead the way to a new era of intelligent, connected devices.

Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution by connecting the phone to the Internet, and now we are changing everything about everything else. We pioneered 3G and 4G, propelling mobile to the forefront of the technology world, and now, we are leading the way to 5G that will connect billions more. Our products revolutionize industries from automotive and IoT to healthcare and data-centers, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in new ways never imagined.

We've been called dreamers, inventors, rebels, risk takers, pioneers and geeks. We dream big. We invent bigger. Most importantly, we often do what many think is impossible in the name of innovation.

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