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Senior Test Engineer - NGFW

| Austin

 About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is recognized globally as the most trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance. Our mission is to advance transparency and accountability within the cybersecurity industry. We empower enterprises by providing them with timely, relevant information on which to base their decisions. Our unmatched foundation in security testing, along with our extensive research and global threat analysis capabilities, provide the basis for NSS Labs’ Cloud Platform for Continuous Security Validation. This cloud platform measures the ongoing effectiveness of security controls, providing a real-time score card to help business leaders substantiate their security investments. Businesses can also leverage the threat data delivered by this cloud platform to strengthen their cyber risk posture and mitigate threats to their operating systems and applications. CISOs, Chief Security Architects, SOC and Threat Analysts, and information security professionals from many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises rely on trusted insights from NSS Labs. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

 

NSS Labs is 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.

 

 

Key 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 and Experiences:

  • Expertise with one or more of our core Technology Areas: Security Event Management, Content Protection (DLP, Encryption, Access Control), 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!

Third party resumes are not currently being accepted. NSS Labs, Inc. will not pay a fee for unsolicited resumes. 

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Technology we use

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Location

We are located in the beautiful Barton Creek greenbelt with easy access to walking/hiking trails and bike paths and just a 10 min., drive to downtown.

What are NSS Labs Perks + Benefits

NSS Labs Benefits Overview

A high percentage of the employee cost of medical/dental/vision insurance is paid for by NSS Labs. This can be a savings of hundreds of dollars a month to our employees.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
We have an onsite gym that is available to all employees free of charge.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
All NSS Labs employee are eligible for an annual performance bonus that is based on company performance and paid out according to those achieved goals.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
NSS Labs unlimited paid vacation policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, providing they have pre-approval from their manager.
Paid Holidays
Yes! We have 10 paid company holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We are in Austin, the land of flip flops.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Remember when "they" used to say that in life there was no free lunch? Well, there is FREE LUNCH here at NSS Labs, everyday.
Game Room
Ping Pong, Foosball .....you get the idea! Game ON!
Stocked Kitchen
NSS Labs has a fully stocked kitchen including snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Happy Hours
Parking
NSS Labs employees don't worry about where they park - we have our own parking garage.
Pet Friendly
NSS Labs employees can bring their friendly dog to the office.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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