Senior Software Engineer – Security Team, Server Platform (956877)
Vertica - Billerica, MA

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Vertica, an HP company, seeks Software Engineers to design and develop the security subsystem of its flagship product, the Vertica Analytic Database.

This is your opportunity to own the complete end-to-end security of a successful distributed software product. You and your team will gather requirements, design and implement security best practices in our database and extend the core engine with state of the art security and encryption features. You will be intimately involved with hiring additional security team members and growing the team with other A players.


Evaluate the existing the database system security and privilege model and propose and implement extensions as necessary.

Evaluate existing client encryption mechanisms and propose and implement extensions as necessary.

Design and implement the integration of third-party authentication systems such as LDAP/AD and Kerberos/GSS.

Design and implement extensions to the database storage engine such as row-level security, and file system encryption

Provide security expertise and reviews for other software engineers.

Help hire a great team to do this with you

Education and/or Training (choose one, we have multiple openings):

Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, or related academic field.

PhD, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, or related academic field.

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field plus several years of progressive experience in a similar position

Knowledge and Experience (required):
Understanding of system/object security models and how to integrate users and roles.

Deep understanding of modern security concepts such as PKI, hashing, SSO etc.

Experience using standard security libraries such as OpenSSL and MIT Kerberos.

C/C++, high performance, multi-threading

Knowledge and Experience (bonus):

Database internals

ODBC/JDBC drivers

Security for distributed systems

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