Associate Security Tester

CA-CC · Ottawa, Ontario
Department CA-CC
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Lightship Security is a market leader in IT security standards-based conformance testing and test automation. We work with leading-edge security technology vendors from around the world to perform conformance testing to various IT security standards such as Common Criteria and FIPS 140. We are committed to creating real-world value through continued innovation in this field.

We are an innovative, passionate, and growing team working with clients around the world. Canadian Business Startup 50 recognized Lightship Security Inc. as one of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies in 2019. Lightship Security was also awarded the Bootstrap Disrupter award in 2020. Lightship’s headquarters is in Ottawa, ON with satellite offices located in Vancouver, BC, and Austin, TX. 

Key Responsibilities: 

The Associate Security Tester will support projects in the setup, configuration and testing against custom security requirements.  A typical project includes interfacing with customers, and assessment of a product’s security architecture, constructing standards-based documentation such as a security assessment report, analysis and assessment of system vulnerabilities, construction and/or execution of a standards-based test plan using Lightship’s Conformance Automation Platform tool, fuzzing and penetration testing. 

Projects will involve both hardware and software devices and the ideal candidate will have a knowledge of enterprise class networking products such as Firewalls and Unix based Operating Systems such as RHEL and Oracle Linux The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise with the Linux operating system, virtualization technologies, cryptographic concepts and networking fundamentals.   


Technical Requirements: 

  • Must have at a minimum of 1-3 years experience working with enterprise IT products(NetApp, Fortinet, Cisco...); 
  • Strong knowledge of networking technologies, protocols and information delivery such as: TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, SSH and HTTP; 
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages such as: Python, Bash and C; 
  • Demonstrative experience using Linux and Windows operating systems; 
  • Demonstrative experience with virtualization technologies, such as hypervisors and software-defined networking; 
  • Experience with vulnerability analysis and penetration testing of both hardware and software targets; 
  • Knowledge of fundamental cryptographic concepts and leading cryptographic algorithms; 
  • A University degree or college diploma in a technical field is required; and 
  • Knowledge of FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, and other related standards are an asset. 


Non-Technical Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a customer-facing technical role; 
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects; 
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to express requirements in technical and non-technical terms to customers, peers, and management; must be able to prepare consistent and quality reports for consumption by critical customers; 
  • A proven ability to work independently; and 
  • Possess creative and critical thinking skills. 


Other Requirements: 

  • All candidates must be eligible for a Government of Canada security clearance to a minimum level of Secret; and 
  • Must be able and willing to travel internationally <20% and hold a valid passport.
  • The successful candidate will work from our office in Ottawa, ON. 

Lightship is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please

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