Cybersecurity Software Engineer

Cybersecurity Software Engineers design and develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

Role overview

The Cybersecurity Software Engineer is a key part of the entire software program lifecycle. They participate in the design, development, testing, and implementation of technologies to best meet the organization’s cybersecurity needs and business goals. Software Engineers are primarily responsible for the safety and efficacy of software, continually carrying out upgrades and testing. They may work as part of a software development team with other cybersecurity professionals or build each part of an application or program independently.

Cybersecurity Software Engineers
may also be referred to as:
Cyber Developer
Cybersecurity Software Developer
Cybersecurity Software Engineer
Devsecops Developer
Embedded Security Developer
Identity And Access Management Software Engineer
Mobile Cyber Security Developer
Scrum Master Cybersecurity
Software Developer
Software Engineer Data Privacy
Software Security Architect
Target Developer

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$171,700
National Average
$196,700
$221,700
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Creating efficient, secure software programs and applications that meet security requirements and business goals.
Assessing and adjusting existing software by introducing new security measures and technologies.
Analyzing users' needs and using their assessments as a guide when testing applications and programs.
Integrating programming techniques, design concepts, and knowledge of software exploitation in the design and testing processes.
Creating new tools and systems to detect and prevent vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
Documenting application and program functions, making changes and performing upgrades as part of daily maintenance.
Coordinating the integration of software components in collaboration with programmers, software analysts, and executives.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Software Engineers often use coding and scripting tools, with a knowledge of languages such as Python, Java, and C++. They also may need to know SQL and other database languages, as well as ethical hacking and penetration testing tools. These professionals work with Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems alongside cloud computing technologies and incident management tools.

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