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Senior Consultant

United States, Washington, Seattle
August 03, 2022

Senior Consultant


USA - California - Mountain View/Sunnyvale, USA - California - San Francisco, USA - Colorado - Denver, USA - Washington - Bellevue, USA - Washington - Seattle

Job Description and Requirements

Associate Principal Security Consultant - Embedded
Company Description

Our business is our experts. Our reputation as one of the leading software security consulting firms is the direct result of the expertise, diligence, and excellence of our consulting team. In fact, Synopsys Software Integrity Group was named a leader in 2020 in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing in recognition of our vision and ability to execute. Our ideal applicants would be at home in a collaborative and vibrant culture. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

Job Description
We're looking for ethical hackers and those that can combine multiple skillsets to test systems that include hardware/embedded devices. Our Associate Principal Security Consultants lead security engagements with a small team to analyze target systems, penetrate defenses, and exploit vulnerabilities. They think creatively about complex problems and communicate solutions to our clients in an easy to understand and meaningful way.

Synopsys thrives on learning. Our consultants are exposed to a wide variety of technologies, attack techniques, and security countermeasures. They are assigned an industry-leading expert as a mentor, learn from their peers in a knowledge-rich environment, and share their own expertise with junior members of the team. We're looking for people who want to accelerate their careers and make a strong impact on our team and our clients.

You're not expected to have all these skills on day 1, but here are some of the things you can get to work on while you're here:

  • Application Penetration Testing

  • Source Code Analysis

  • Mobile App Security

  • Threat Modeling

  • Secure Software Design and Architecture

  • Network Penetration Testing

  • Embedded and IoT Security Analysis

  • Cloud Security

  • SSDLC and DevSecOps

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

  • Experience in various RF technologies (BT/BTLE, various 802.15.4)

  • 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

  • Proficiency in organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks, completing them independently, and meeting delivery timelines

  • Ability to lead a team, give direction, and ensure tasks are executed consistently

  • Experience in a customer-facing role


  • Written communication skills applicable to preparing formal documentation, white papers, and case studies

  • Ability to clearly articulate thoughts and present to both technical and non-technical audiences


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience


Our Software Security and Quality business is all about building secure software-faster. That starts with our static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis. So our customers can build security and quality into the DNA of their code at any stage of the software development lifecycle and across the supply chain. All while minimizing risks and maximizing speed of application development.

At Synopsys, we're at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we're powering it all with the world's most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

Stay Connected:

Synopsys has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

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