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Software Security Engineer


Sunnyvale, CA

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Title: Senior Software Security Engineer

Location: Chantilly, VA

Duration: 12+ Months

Clearance: TS/SCI


GDH is seeking a Software Security Engineer to work on-site with a Federal client in Chantilly, VA for a long-term contract. This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance.



  • As a Senior Software Security Consultant, your responsibilities will be broad and may vary depending on your level of experience and skills. They may include:
  • scanning customer source code, auditing results with development and/or security teams and offering plans for remediation of vulnerabilities
  • architecting, installing, and configuring HPE Fortify products onsite for customers
  • communicating technical application security concepts to customer staff including developers, architects, and managers
  • training customer staff on application security and products
  • assessing and scoping customer's application security needs
  • contributing to project planning and other project deliverables
  • customizing the implementation of HPE Fortify's production and test products
  • collaborating with Product Management and Engineering to enhance products
  • representing technical, business, and professional values to customers, partners, and peers
  • working mostly at customer sites
  • performing other duties as needed and assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or other related area of study
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • Without a degree, three additional years of relevant professional experience (11+ years in total)
  • Knowledge and Skills Required
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, with proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages: C#, Java, .NET, C/C++, Python, Ruby, or similar
  • 2+ years’ experience in a software or security consulting role
  • Experience using two or more common build tools (e.g. Ant, GNU make, Maven, Gradle, MSBuild, etc.)
  • Experience developing and deploying software in both MS Windows and Linux environments
  • Fundamental understanding of DevOps and modern software design lifecycle (SDLC) models
  • Knowledge and Skills Preferred
  • Experience in automating, developing, and/or deploying applications in AWS strongly desired
  • Fundamental understanding of software, computer, and network architectures
  • Familiarity with the NIST SP 800-53 Controls, CNSSI 1253, and the DISA Application Security and Development STIG
  • Experience working with Federal government organizations (DoD, Civilian agencies)
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Terraform a plus
  • CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CEH, MCSE/MCITP and SANS certifications a plus
  • Excellent collaboration skills with a wide variety of internal team members


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, competitive, and attracted to challenging opportunities
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Be an intelligent, self-starting, self-confident individual, with integrity and accountability
  • have demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment where organizational skills are essential
  • Possess strong problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, and ownership skills

GDH Consulting, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other category protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, GDH Consulting, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.