Cigital, Inc. Security Consultant in Toronto, OntarioM5R 1A6

Cigital is looking for a Security Consultant based in Toronto to parachute in wherever software insecurity invades and to stomp out bugs and flaws wherever they hide.

About Cigital

Cigital is one of the world’s largest application security firms. We go beyond traditional testing services to help organizations identify, remediate and prevent vulnerabilities in the applications that power their business. Our holistic approach to application security offers a balance of managed services, professional services and products tailored to fit your specific needs. We don’t stop when the test is over. Our experts also provide remediation guidance, program design services, and training that empower you to build and maintain secure applications. Our proactive methods helps clients reduce costs, speed time to market, improve agility to respond to changing business pressures and threats, and focus resources where they are needed most.

As Cigital engages with clients in the application of our software security improvement methodologies, the Security Consultant joins in the execution and delivery of planned project deliverables and milestones that assist clients in learning, understanding, and applying Cigital's secure software development methodologies. The Security Consultant typically has task responsibility within one project and develops the capability to perform tasks within one or more of Cigital's security practices. The Security Consultant continuously learns and expands his/her technical competence. 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 Security Consultants make themselves and their team indispensable advisors to our customers: they build the relationships that help create and identify follow-on assignments.

Roles Include:

  • Source Code Analysis

  • Software Penetration Testing

  • Architecture Security Analysis

  • Secure Software Design and Architecture

  • Application Reverse Engineering

  • Network Security Analysis

  • Database Security Analysis

Technical skills:

  • Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review a plus

  • Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques a plus

  • Familiarity with at least one software programming language and framework a plus

  • Experience with C/C++, .NET, Java, multiple OS and RDBMS

  • Experience with other languages (e.g. JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, COBOL, SQL, or Assembly) (Desired)

  • Experience conducting secure code review a plus

  • Experience conducting reverse engineering a plus

  • Experience performing web application penetration testing a plus

Consulting skills:

  • Ability to interface with clients, utilizing consulting and negotiating skills

  • Ability to undertake and complete tasks independently, meet schedules and delivery timelines, and to move swiftly from concepts and theory to action

Team-oriented skills:

  • Ability to collaborate with project team members, take direction from the project lead and execute tasks consistently

Project Management:

  • Awareness of end-to-end project management life-cycle including planning, execution and closeout


  • Written communication skills for use in preparing formal documentation, Statements of Work, proposals, white papers, and case studies

  • Verbal skills that include the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and to deliver presentation and training to all levels of management

  • Ability to persuade


  • Enthusiasm and commitment along with professional interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial drive

  • Willingness to travel

Education and Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred

Compensation & Work Location

Cigital is based in Dulles, Virginia, with offices in Atlanta, Bangalore, Bloomington, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Irvine, London, Minneapolis, New York City, Santa Clara, Seattle, and clients worldwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Cigital considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender preference, national origin, age, disability or status as a Covered Veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, Cigital complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. Cigital Inc. also provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with a disability in accordance with applicable laws.

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