Principal Security Engineer

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Principal Security Engineer - Phoenix or Santa Clara Location


Axway, a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a software and services company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 2001, Axway serves more than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries, with offices around the globe. Our award-winning products, solutions and services enable business-critical interactions by governing the data that flows across the enterprise, as well as data flows that span beyond the enterprise edge including partner communities and the cloud. Axway’s industry-leading offerings include: business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, secure email, business operations monitoring, process management, API and identity management, as well as professional and managed services, cloud solutions, and Software-as-a-Service.


The Principal Security Engineer is a member of Product Security Group (PSG) in the R&D Department, a global group that focuses on the delivery of secure products and services that serve numerous industries worldwide. The engineer performs technical activities that deliver effective application and network security services for product teams. This position will have primary responsibility for secure code development/review, secure product deployment (by default), secure use of cryptographic libraries, secure web applications, optimizing our use of industry leading security tools suites, and evangelizing the security development lifecycle (SDLC) at Axway.


This position will also have a role in performing vulnerability assessments, security penetration testing, and working with R&D development teams on remediation and mitigation of findings. This position will have a role on the Privacy and Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) primarily for investigation and validating technical mitigations. The position may also provide security solutions to the OWASP open source community for projects that Axway participates in.  


The Security Engineer provides support to planning, designing and implementing security controls and tools which safeguard Axway products as applied through the Axway SDLC. The position also requires strong customer empathy, communication and negotiation skills with customers, Axway engineers, and the Axway management team.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the product teams through the Axway SDLC
  • Guide secure coding practices and processes
  • Guide secure architecture and secure product designs
  • Lead secure web applications delivery via industry leading AppSec practices
  • Lead, perform, and guide PEN testing (Fuzzing across internal product teams)
  • Assist Axway in incident handling and incident response for products and platforms
  • Support customers, development teams, and PSG in technical analysis of tool outputs
  • Support the management, control and upgrade of selected SDLC tool suites


Helpful Skills to Support the Responsibilities:

  • Technical leadership skills, coupled with strong communication skills  
  • Cloud security, secure applications on public cloud such as AWS
  • Java, JVM, JCA/JCE experience, Crypto Library JDK’s
  • C/C++ coding or analysis experience
  • Fortify static analysis tool experience
  • Nmap, Nessus, or other attack surface tool experience
  • Vulnerability scanning and mitigation
  • Dynamic code analysis tool usage
  • Sockets, TLS, SSL, and VPN experience
  • Layer 3 thru 7 network security experience
  • Penetration Testing and Fuzzing (files, functions)
  • Authentication and Authorization mechanics and protocols  
  • Understanding and experience in IH/IR
  • System configuration, deployment, and technical control of infrastructure
  • Ability to learn new products and technical concepts quickly
  • Successfully manage time and technical responsibilities, set accurate expectations and meet deliverable deadlines while working in a team environment


These essential functions are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Position may be required to perform other duties as required. Travel requirements may be up to 15% and include international travel destinations.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of product development experience; at least 5 of those years focused on product security.
  • Must possess or obtain within 18 months from date of hire, an industry recognized information security certifications such as a CISSP, CSSLP or technical SANS certificates.
  • Hands-on experience in many of the following areas: HTTP, XML, REST, C/C++, Java, Web Servers (Apache/IIS), Scripting languages (Javascript, Python, node.js, etc), Threat Modeling, Penetration testing, Dynamic and Static analysis, Fuzzing, Vulnerability remediation techniques, Knowledge of the CVE, The OWASP top ten, the SANS top 25.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite tools to create documents, presentations, and detailed drawings.
  • Superior technical writing, documentation, and communication skills are required.

Other sought after skills:

  • Comfortable working on both Linux-based and MS Windows-based system platforms with a strong technical understanding and aptitude for analytical problem-solving.
  • Strong understanding of enterprise, network, system and application level security issues.
  • Understanding of enterprise computing environments, distributed applications, and a strong understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • Understanding of the system hardening processes, tools, guidelines and benchmarks.
  • Strong understanding of encryption technologies, Java/Linux and Microsoft implementations

Axway is a AA and EEO Employer


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