Linux Cryptography and Security Engineer at Canonical


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    Linux Cryptography and Security Engineer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Engineering / Technical&nbsp

    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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