Abbott Senior Security Engineer in Sylmar, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Job Summary:

Abbott is seeking an experienced, high caliber Cybersecurity Professional to support security efforts within our R&D division by improving processes, tools and training for detecting and preventing cyber threats to medical product software. Working under limited supervision, performs complex and specialized activities across project teams related to software security.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain awareness of current and future external regulations and design standards from FDA, NIST, AAMI and similar international regulators and standards bodies

  • Identify process improvement needs related to design practices, secure coding guidelines, supplier/component security, vulnerability intake and management, threat mitigation, and testing

  • Identify, pilot and deploy process changes, associated software tools, and training to ensure effective and efficient compliance across all affected staff

  • Participate in product design reviews and perform security risk assessments

  • Support implementation, development, enhancements, and modifications to software source code, scripts, and procedures

  • Contribute to and support a variety of test efforts e.g. penetration tests, fuzz testing, internal and external audits and certifications, and coordinate remediation work as necessary

  • Demonstrate leadership through evangelizing security, identifying issues and driving resolution

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of proven Secure Software Development Lifecycle work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related engineering field

  • Professional security certification i.e. CISSP, CISM, CSA, CEH or similar

  • Experience in healthcare, aerospace, or other high security applications (i.e. DoD, DoE, NSA)

  • Practical experience in security engineering, applied cryptography and authentication standards

  • Experience in acquiring, developing and rolling out secure application development classes

  • Experience working in a fast paced, cross functional team setting

Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded (IoT), mobile (Android and iOS), database, and web application security

  • Experience with programming languages ( Java, Node.JS, Javascript, Python, C/C++)

  • Experience with application logging integration, and products (Log4J, Logstash, Splunk)

  • Experience with mobile security design, HTTP(s) protocol, PKI, Encryption, Digital Signatures & Key Management, RESTful API's, Identity and Access Management, data integrity measures

  • Knowledge of Federated security architecture, flows, and standards ( SAML, OpenIDConnect, JSONWeb-Token )

  • Knowledge of API Security Architecture and technologies (OAuth2, Spring Security, HMAC, WS-Security, WS-Trust, or XACML)

  • Knowledge of OWASP Web/API vulnerabilities and compensating controls (CSRF, XSS, SQLI, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Cloud Provider security architecture design patterns (AWS, CloudFoundry, Azure).

Please note this job is not an active opening. This is intended to identify candidates for potential future opportunities.


Product Development



United States > California : 13150 Telfair Avenue





Yes, 5 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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