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Senior Security Consultant- Embedded Security


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Job Description and Requirements

Senior Consultant - Embedded Security

Open to Remote Location

As Synopsys engages with clients in the application of our software security improvement methodologies, the Senior Security Consultant joins in the execution and delivery of planned project deliverables and milestones that assist clients in learning, understanding, and applying Synopsys's secure software development methodologies.

The Senior Consultant should have an entrepreneurial drive and take opportunities to learn the skills required to pursue client management at Synopsys. Where possible, the Senior Consultant should participate in scoping calls, statement of work creation, project planning and management, staff management, project-level financial analysis/management, sales collaboration, strategic account planning, identification of new opportunities with clients, staff mentorship, etc.

The Senior Consultant typically leads security engagements with a small team and advises clients on solving complex problems in the software security world. The Senior Security Consultant continuously learns, expands, and shares his/her technical competence. Senior Security Consultants do some work from the office, but often go on site to help customers exterminate the bugs and untangle the flaws that make their systems insecure. Our Senior Security Consultants and their team are trusted advisors to our clients: they build the relationships and deliver immaculate software security guidance and best practices.


Activities Include Any of the Following:

* Source Code Review
* Software Penetration Testing
* Threat Modeling
* Secure Software Design and Architecture
* Application Reverse Engineering
* Network Security Review
* Database Security Review

Qualifications and Experience

Technical skills

Ability to take on embedded device testing projects that require creativity and technical knowledge in designing and executing a test plan that meets client objectives
Experience designing, implementing and debugging embedded systems
Experience with testing embedded systems using off the shelf security tools
Ability to configure hardware and software tools to perform security assessments on embedded devices and the communication links to connected systems
Experience in testing techniques including component identification, interface analysis, firmware extraction and firmware analysis
Familiarity with hardware and software attack and exploitation techniques
Experience in C/C++
Experience in IoT ecosystem and incorporating a systems approach testing

Consulting Skills

  • Ability to interface with clients, utilizing consulting and negotiating skills
  • Ability to undertake and complete tasks independently, meet schedules & delivery timelines, and to move swiftly from concepts and theory to action
  • Ability to prioritize and switch gears in a time-sensitive professional services environment
  • Ability to identify risks and take due course of action to either address or escalate risks to appropriate stake holders

Project Management Skills
People: Lead a technical area while working with team members to ensure proper test coverage
Projects: Tracking the progress of projects while keeping client and resource management informed

  • Written communication skills for use in writing and delivering reports
  • Verbal skills that include the ability to clearly articulate technical vulnerability information and remediation guidance

  • You are enthusiastic and committed to your work. You do this because you love it
  • You've got a technical and entrepreneurial drive and want to help grow this business
  • Willingness to travel up 50%

Education and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent

Synopsys, Software Integrity Group, is named a leader for 2020 in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST), in recognition of our vision and ability to execute. Security and risk management leaders will need to meet tighter deadlines and test more-complex applications by integrating and automating AST in the software life cycle eliminating risk before it puts them at risk. Every business runs on software, and defects in software create risk. We've curated the most powerful products and services to create one comprehensive platform that enables our customers to detect and remediate defects across their entire SDLC. To find out more about Synopsys SIG, check out .

Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.


Job Category

Software Security Consulting


United States

Job Subcategory

Security Consulting

Hire Type



Information Security Analysts


Bachelor's Degree

Job type

Full time

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