Principal Cyber Security Engineer
Fort Collins , Colorado
December 15, 2017
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Principal Cyber Security Engineer, Pelco by Schneider Electric – Fresno, California or Fort Collins, Colorado
Pelco by Schneider Electric understands information is critical to success, which is why we are singularly focused on the development of video surveillance and security solutions, providing our customers the information necessary to make real-time, business-enabling decisions. From the recently introduced VideoXpert video management platform to our industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems complemented with an unparalleled level of customer support and services. Learn more about Pelco by Schneider Electric at

What do you get to do in this position?
Reporting into the Engineering organization, this position is responsible for designing & leading the Cyber Security Operations technical roadmap and tooling, ensuring Cyber Security Operations technical capability remains in an optimum state at all times.
  • Propose security architecture schemes based upon best practices and industry accepted standards in alignment with Pelco by Schneider Electric offer security strategy.
  • Establish a standard set of functional and non-functional security requirements for embedded systems, application software (client & server), web and mobile applications.
  • Support offer creation secure requirements generation through consultation and review.
  • Define coding invariants, and guidelines for development teams that incorporate security as part of the secure development life cycle (SDL).
  • Define application development standards (methodologies) with specific focus on security; coach, mentor the development team on the concepts and advise on implementation.
  • Validate & certify applications for functional and non-functional security requirements in coordination with Partner cyber testing resources.
  • Recommend architectural modifications, coding options, to assist development teams in mitigating risks & vulnerabilities identified during Threat Models, Penetration Testing, FMEAs; and in support of Incident and Vulnerability Management findings.
  • Define Enterprise entitlement / authorization framework and implement for internal and external users (e.g. consider extending SSO using open ID and other standards).
  • Collaborate closely with the Infrastructure security team to implement network and server level security.
  • Collaborate, support and align with Pelco by Schneider Electric security architecture initiatives / activities.

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or related field, or comparable industry experience required; Master's level preferred.
  • 10 years of overall software development & implementation experience in Operational Technology (OT) applications.
  • Specialized Security Architecture training and certifications
  • 3 years of experience as security architect with experience in three or more of the following areas, a plus:
    • Authentication, authorization & SSO framework for web application
    • Vulnerability assessment for application/embedded software and experience with automated scan tools
    • Certificate Management in embedded systems
    • Secure OT/ICS protocols
    • Secure embedded hardware & secure manufacturing
    • Trade restrictions regarding cryptography
    • Data privacy regulations
  • Experience in industry specification around vulnerability and threat management.
  • Experience conducting threat modeling exercises, a plus.
  • Experience with SCA and DCA tools (e.g. Klocwork, MISRA).
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to interact and negotiate with offer creation, project management, upper management; presentation skills a plus.
  • Working knowledge of software development methodologies: Agile essential.
  • Ability to mentor/guide development team members.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations; strategic thinking & critical thinking.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
  • Ability to define multiple solution options to business problems.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Possess current security certifications, a plus (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP, ISSAP/ISSEP, CEH, SSCP).
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Basic knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Working knowledge of multiple programming languages: e.g. C/C , JavaScript, Java, Python, .Net, C#, PHP, MySQL.

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