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Software Engineer- Cybersecurity
Little Canada, Minnesota  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 4, 2021
Job Id #48874 Posted July 8, 2021

Position Summary:
In this technical role, you will be a critical contributor in the development and deployment of software solutions to support our development programs and building compelling products.  
Under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer, you will perform cybersecurity work within our R&D division by improving software, testing, tools, and processes and preventing security threats to medical products and systems.
Additionally, you will
participate in all phases of the software lifecycle, including concept development, requirements, design, implementation, and testing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Optimize product/system security by creating and reviewing software architecture and detailed design solutions that reflect best practices.
  • Identify and implement software improvements needed to effectively protect against and respond to known and emerging cybersecurity threats.
  • Perform or support security testing such as penetration tests, fuzz testing, and internal/external audits.  Coordinate remediation as necessary.
  • Work with Software Development, Systems Engineering, Product Security, and other stakeholders to develop cybersecurity controls.
  • As a team member, contribute significantly to completion of various project activities, from definition, identifying software functional requirements, implementation, code reviews, and final release according to medical device development processes

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Computer Systems, Systems, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline
  • 1-3 years of cybersecurity engineering, software engineering design and development, or systems administration experience
  • Experience in assessing and remediating cybersecurity vulnerabilities
  • Experience in assessment of Off the Shelf Software (OTS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with C++, C#, .NET, or PowerShell
  • Experience configuring Windows 10 IOT or Embedded
  • Previous experience working in a regulated industry such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, or defense
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Computer Systems, or Software), Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Well versed in FDA Cybersecurity Guidance, GDPR, and NIST
  • Familiar with DISA STIG assessment and implementation for Windows systems
  • Experience with patch management software such as WSUS or SCCM
  • Experience with WiX Toolset for installers
  • Knowledge of secure programming practices
  • Experience in threat modeling and cybersecurity risk assessment
  • Cybersecurity certification such as CISSP, CSSLP, or similar
  • Knowledge of 62304 and other standards applicable to Class II and Class III medical devices



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