Software Security Engineer Job Description

A Software Security Engineer job description template to hire for your Information Technology department.

About the Software Security Engineer position

We are looking for an experienced Security Engineer who will analyze our software designs and implementations from a security perspective٫ in order to identify and resolve security issues. Your duties will include the appropriate security analysis٫ defences and countermeasures at each phase of the software development lifecycle٫ to result in robust and reliable software.

You should have a solid technical backround and great abilities of security threats prevention. We also expect you to have an analytical mindset and to be an efficient team player.


Software Security Engineer responsibilities are:

  • PlanŮ« test and implement advanced software security techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture
  • Organize on-going security testing and code review to improve software security
  • DetectŮ« troubleshoot and debug issues that arise
  • Prepare engineering designs for new software solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Participate in the team's work at all levels of the architecture
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation
  • Provide help and consulting to team members on secure coding practices
  • Stay informed about new tools and best practices of the industry


Software Security Engineer requirements are:

  • 2+ years' experience of working on a Software Security Engineer position
  • Profound experience with techniquesŮ« standards and methods for authentication and authorizationŮ« applied cryptographyŮ« security vulnerabilities and remediation
  • Significant software development experience in one of the following core languages: Ruby on RailsŮ« JavaŮ« Javascript or .NET
  • Excellent knowledge of web related technologies (Web applicationsŮ« Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols
  • Good understanding of all aspects of security research and development
  • BS degree in Computer Science or other related area

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