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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2023
    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

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    This is a unique opportunity to use your cryptography and certification skills to enable Ubuntu and its users to operate securely and to remain compliant to FIPS 140 and Common Criteria standards. 

    • You will use your applied cryptography, Linux Security, and coding skills to enhance the Ubuntu distribution and work with DISA and CIS to help draft Ubuntu STIGs and Ubuntu CIS benchmarks.
    • You will work with and support the team to develop automation tooling for making Ubuntu systems STIG and CIS benchmark compliant and audit the systems for compliance. 
    • You will work with the team to achieve new compliance and certifications for Ubuntu as needed. 
    • You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on direction and execution.
    • The successful candidate will collaborate with Canonical's kernel and security teams to extend and enhance the Ubuntu distribution with the features necessary to achieve and retain FIPS and CC certification.

    What You'll Do:

    • Support the Security Certifications engineers to achieve and retain various Security certifications
    • 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
    • Work with external partners to develop CIS benchmarks and hardening automation for Ubuntu
    • Contribute to Ubuntu mainline and upstream projects to land solutions and benefit the community
    • 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
    • Development experience of Linux Security and Cryptography
    • Hands on experience working with public key 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)

    Who You Are:

    • Knowledge of and familiarity with low-level Linux cryptography APIs and debugging
    • Experience working with Linux Kernel
    • 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

    Method of Application

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