Qualcomm Cyber Security Engineer (Intellectual Property Protection) in San Diego, California

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Cyber Security Engineer (Intellectual Property Protection)

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Qualcomm Incorporated

Information Technology

Job Area

Information Technology


California - San Diego

Job Overview

Your role as a member of the security architecture team is to protect Qualcomm from compromises such as data breaches, hacking attempts, targeted and insider threats, and other forms of cyber attacks.

Your primary responsibilities will be designing, analyzing, and validating architectural solutions and implementations, creating secure architectural patterns for both enterprise and cloud environments, and helping to find and highlight opportunities for broad or systemic improvements. You will be a security evangelist, driving company-wide environment hardening initiatives and representing the information security group throughout Qualcomm.

We are a collaborative team that is always learning, sharing, and researching. You will work with specialists and generalists across information security domains regularly, with a focus on cross-training with our red and blue teams. You must have broad expertise in Information Security or related fields, strong technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to learn and grow in a rapidly evolving environment.

While we are looking for people who have all of the skillsets outlined in this posting, we also recognize that this is very rare. So, if you can learn these things, and you have a desire to dig in to areas you havent explored yet, this is the position for you.


Partner with IT and business units to conduct security assessments, address findings, and validate adherence to security guidance

Evangelize security within Qualcomm and drive company-wide environment hardening initiatives

Provide security recommendations on existing and new application, system, and network architectures

Establish alternative security measures to allow for business continuity while protecting the company's assets

Develop and advice on best practices around cloud platforms

Track data security findings to closure in a timely manner by partnering with business units, communicating solutions, and verifying remediation

Perform risk analysis for corporate functional & technical areas and 3rd party providers relevant to data security

Act as a mentor and provide guidance and technical leadership to other staff members

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.

7+ years experience in IT, Cyber Security, or related area.

4+ years experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, etc.

4+ years experience with network monitoring software such as Nagios, Wireshark, Snort, etc.

6+ years experience in software and/or application testing (e.g., creating test cases and prototype environments, QA, software or application testing).

3+ years leadership role in projects/programs.

OCSP Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Common operating systems and business application platforms including an understanding of their enterprise architecture and integration patterns 5+ years of experience cyber security experience in the following areas:

Experience and foundational understanding of Networking, Web app, Cryptography fundamentals, OS Hardening, Authentication and Authorization, Basic scripting and automating capabilities 2+ years developing and/or assessing IT architectural designs

Advanced IAM concepts such as federation, FIDO, and Active Directory internals

Experience with major enterprise mergers, acquisitions, and integrations

Hands-on experience with major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)

Best-practices and considerations around software containerization platforms such as Docker

Understanding of configuration management concepts and solutions

Experience with database fundamentals and security best practices

Familiarity with security frameworks such as OWASP, NIST CSF, etc.

Current programming skills in Python, Powershell, .NET, Java, C, or C+Offensive skillsets (network/app exploitation, privesc, etc.)

1+ years leadership role in projects or programs

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.