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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Canonical is a unique tech company - global, remote-first, open source, with 700 professionals across 50 countries - we want to be the world's best, not biggest, global software company.
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    Linux Cryptography and Security Engineer

    Key Responsibilities

    • Support the Security Certifications engineers to achieve and retain various Security certifications
    • Work with the Manager on scoping, prioritization and resourcing for all team's deliverable
    • Extend and enhance Linux cryptographic components - specifically with modules such as OpenSSL/Libgcrypt - with the features and functionality required for FIPS and CC certification
    • Collaborate with external security consultants to test and validate kernel and crypto components, achieve and retain FIPS and CC certification, and develop CIS benchmarks and STIGs for Ubuntu
    • Work in partnership with the internal project manager to ensure delivery against project goals and milestones, identifying technical risks and mitigating them
    • Contribute to Ubuntu mainline and upstream projects to land solutions and benefit the community
    • Contribution to continuous integration infrastructure: automated testing and validation
    • Self-discipline and self-motivation to support and perform day-to-day engineering activities and deliver to schedules in a globally distributed team
    • Communication and collaboration within and outside Canonical to rapidly resolve issues and keep the project on track

    Required Skills And Experience

    • Significant experience working with open source libraries
    • Knowledge of Linux Security and Cryptography
    • Experience with patching and associated tooling: identifying, isolating, applying and testing patches, and resolving any resulting issues
    • General Linux development skills (C proficiency, git experience, debugging with gdb)
    • Experience with bash scripting

    Desired Skills And Experience

    • Software packaging and maintenance experience, especially using Debian packaging
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with low-level Linux cryptography APIs and debugging
    • Experience working with Linux Kernel
    • Familiarity with open source development tools and methodologies, especially those in common-use for development of the Linux ecosystem such as: Launchpad, IRC, and mailing-lists.
    • Knowledge of security benchmarks such as STIG and CIS benchmarks.
    • Security Certification experience and knowledge in FIPS and/or CC
    • Experience with OVAL (Open Vulnerability Assessment Language) and Go

    Employee Benefits

    • Flexible working options/work from home
    • Tuition and Training Reimbursement
    • Annual Bonus Plan
    • Holiday for Service (Annual Leave)
    • Conference Leave
    • Priority Pass
    • Laptop Refresh Benefit

    Method of Application

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