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Software Security Engineer - 1130

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78251 Annapolis Junction, MD, US, 20701

Company: HII's TSD




Job Description

Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team!  Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors.  Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation.  Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.


HII- Technical Solutions Division (TSD) is currently seeking a Software Security Engineer in either their San Antonio, TX or Annapolis Junction, MD location, who will work with our software development teams and data scientists to develop architectures and applications for the DoD using a DevSecOps methodology. The Software Security Engineer will work closely with our product teams by pair programming and leveraging their strong communication skills to ensure that security best practices are applied to the products being created by the development teams.


The ideal candidate will be able to advise product teams as the best practices in handling large and complex data sets and help data scientists convert proof of concept solutions into fast and efficient production‐ready systems.


Essential Job Responsibilities

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Engineering, implementing, and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information
  • Identifying and defining system security requirements
  • Provide engineering designs for new software solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Designing computer security architecture and developing detailed cyber security designs
  • Perform on-going security testing and code review to improve software security
  • Participate in incident handling
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues that arise
  • Contribute to all levels of the architecture
  • Maintain technical documentation
  • Consult with team members on secure coding practices


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Software or Electrical Engineering, or similar technical degree and 14+ years experience with a Bachelors or 12+ with a Masters
  • Minimum 9 years of relevant software security work experience
  • Experience with both lean startup and agile software development
  • Experience with security principles
  • Experience with antivirus software, intrusion detection, firewalls, and content filtering
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods
  • Experience with designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods
  • Experience with planning, researching, and developing security policies, standards, and procedures
  • You have professional experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications
  • Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
  • Ability to read and use the results of dynamic code analysis, static code analysis, and antivirus software 
  • Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance which would require US Citizenship 


Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field
  • AWS cloud security experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills along with the ability to present technical data and approaches to both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Experience in working with NoSQL databases
  • Background designing and developing dashboards and other data products


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.


Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio