Network Security Software Engineer (Norristown)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Purpose

We are looking for software engineers with backgrounds in network security to join our Network Security Group IPS/IDS/Proxy team in Cranberry Township, PA. Put your programming and security background skills to use in building world class performant and effective firewall products.

Skills & Experience

  • Very strong C programming skills a must
  • Team Player with can do attitude/initiative
  • Passion for software engineering and coding with proven ability to test/debug own code
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies
  • Ability to work well with team of senior and junior engineers in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Background and understanding of firewalls, proxy, IPS/IDS, web content filtering, AV scanning
  • Knowledge of Linux system-level programming and operating system internals
  • Experience in Linux multi-process and multi-threaded user space and/or kernel programming on x86
  • Knowledge of layer 2/3/4 networking protocols, concepts. Proven experience debugging networking issues. Working experience on data plane forwarding a plus.
  • Detailed knowledge of TCP protocol a strong advantage
  • Desired SSL, IPSec and cryptography knowledge
  • Ability to make appropriate design choices to maximize performance and scalability system requirements
  • Automation of test code. Scripting skills with Bash, Python, and/or Java
  • Desired experience with: Linux user space packet delivery technologies, DPDK, netmap, xdp, etc Internals of Linux Kernel core networking stack, Netfilter, and/or netdev drivers Snort and/or other IPS/IDS packet processing technologies
  • Education:

  • B.S./M.S Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Equal Opportunities

    Sophos is committed toequalityopportunityin all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair andequalmanner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation

    Associated topics: equipment, http, information architect, infrastructure, infrastructure architect, maintenance, senior system engineer, server, system integrator, systems integration architect

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