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Principal Security Consultant

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Job ID 7006837

Our Professional Services organization is responsible for creating demand for our Software solutions through our consulting and advisory offerings; unlocking the value and maximizing the business return for our customers; and providing services that extend the usable life of our technology.

  • Full-Time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Minimal

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  • Creative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Independent
  • Leadership
  • Technologically Savvy

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  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Balance

  • Continuing Education

  • Life and Disability Insurance

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Principal Security Consultant

Micro Focus is a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for modern enterprises wanting to mitigate risk in their hybrid environments and defend against advanced threats. Based on market-leading products – ArcSight (security information and event management), Fortify (application security), and Voltage (data-centric encryption and tokenization) – Micro Focus is singularly positioned to provide the most comprehensive Security solutions on the market, which uniquely delivers the advanced correlation and application and data protection to protect today's applications and IT infrastructures from sophisticated cyber threats.

The Micro Focus Security Consulting team provides customers with the design, development, implementation, maturation, and operation of high-value solutions for the identification of and response to cyber threats. Our team combines robust methodologies for security intelligence and operations with industry-experienced consultants and market-leading technology.

About the Role

The Principal Security Consultant is the technical lead for Micro Focus application security software and thought leadership for people and process assessment and delivery.  The Principal Security Consultant will closely partner with delivery management the Sales teams in engaging customers and delivering both on-site and remotely.

The Principal Security Consultant will:

  • Lead Delivery Engagements: as the senior resource for engagements, the Principal will assist in setting and managing customer expectations and ensure delivery quality
  • Deliver SDLC Maturity Assessments: assess customer’s SDLC security practices and provide expert guidance for increasing maturity and lowering risks
  • Secure SDLC Program Build: lead transformation program builds improving customer application security processes through increased maturity
  • Business Development: support sales efforts by briefing key customer representatives, present practice services, develop customer proposals, develop and deliver statements of work (SoW)
  • Service Offering Development: assist the management team in researching new potential service offerings and the development of delivery and documentation
  • Intellectual Property (IP): develop IP for internal knowledge as well as customer delivery

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Security and Assurance or related field
  • 2+ years consulting management experience
  • 5+ years working within the information security field within a professional services team
  • 7+ years developing software in Java, .Net, or C/C++

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Hands on experience working in a DevOps environment
  • Great customer service skills
  • Executive-level technical writing skills
  • Executive-level oral communication skills
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Thorough understanding of Software Development Lifecycle
  • Working experience performing security assessments static, dynamic, and mobile

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Professional certification in one or more of the following: CISSP, CSSLP, GCPM, GSEC, GSSP-Java, GSSP-.NET, GWEB, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP
  • Working knowledge of key security technologies (Application Security, Data Encryption, Identity and Access Management, and SIEM)
  • Hands on experience developing proposals and statements of work
  • Familiarity with frameworks such as OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM), NIST SP 800-64 rev 2, Microsoft Secure

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Micro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status.

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