Senior Software Engineer

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Software & Web Development
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Based on experience
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Job Description

Forcepoint has an open position for a Senior Software Engineer to work in the Federal product development group.  The successful candidate will work with engineering teams to assess, prototype, develop, and integrate functional and security capabilities into new and existing products.  This position requires strong technical experience in software engineering, Linux/UNIX system development, firewall application development, operating systems and network security.
Essential Functions
  • Analyze system and security requirements to design and develop software components for new and existing products
  • Participate in requirements gathering, design discussions, and code review/audit
  • Research and evaluate technology and third party software capabilities for integration with existing company products
  • Produce and maintain engineering artifacts such as architecture and design document, test procedures, installation and user guides 
Education, Experience, and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or an equivalent technical discipline 
  • Minimum 8 years professional experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Linux/UNIX software development
  • Strong programming experience in C/C++ and another programming language such as Java, Python, or Lua
  • Experience with firewall architecture and design, and implementation knowledge of components such as network packet filter, application proxy, firewall policy engine, and OS lockdown and security hardening.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with and developing on RHEL 6/7 or other UNIX platforms  
  • Understanding of operating systems and network security concepts 
  • Experience working with common UNIX system internals and API (sockets, IPC mechanisms, multithreading)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex engineering problems
  • Familiarity with agile software development framework and tools (Jira, Confluence, SVN, Git)  
  • Good oral and written communications skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • US Citizenship required
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
  • Experience building high assurance guard and other cross domain applications
  • Experience building systems and software using SELinux type enforcement
  • Good understanding of  Linux/UNIX kernel and OS architecture  
  • In-depth understanding of common networking and security protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, LDAP, HTTP, Kerberos, IPSEC, TLS/SSL, Citrix ICA, RDP, PCoIP, SOAP/XML, PKI)
  • Experience implementing and debugging binary based network protocols.

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint’s portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient security.

Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer

As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace. We strive to hire individuals who reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion in order to advance our culture, develop our employee and leaders, and grow our marketshare with our clients.

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.