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Lead Software Architect (Web Security Platform)
Posted by: petesoder
Date: June 09, 2008 04:43PM

OUR BUSINESS: TechSmart Solutions Group builds secure, scalable web2.0 platforms for Fortune 500 clients to protect, integrate and share their sensitive customer data that is now multiplying exponentially.

PURPOSE: TechSmart is looking for an outstanding, experienced Lead Software Architect to help engineer the web security platform and fill a key position in the TechSmart team. Position reports to CEO.

• Work with business owners, technology advisory team, sales and marketing, and current customers to design, manage and execute product development process
• Create product requirements documents articulating new product features, benefits, milestones and timelines
• Continuously work with business owners and key customers to improve overall product quality and performance
• Work with other functional areas to gather intelligence on competitive offerings and new industry trends and synthesize competitive findings
• Perform lead developer role in implementation/coding of architected platform
• Manage/mentor additional TechSmart development staff as required during product development lifecycle

• Must be well versed in web application security issues and be able to research, recommend, and implement technical solutions to current web-based security challenges (auth, DoS, injection attacks, XML parser attacks, etc.)
• Expert knowledge of HTTP – including in-depth knowledge of proxies, SSL, and certificates
• Expert knowledge of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) – including REST, SOAP, XML-RPC, etc.
• Preferable experience with web services standards, such as WS-Security, WS-Trust, SAML, XACML
• Strong server-side development skills – solid experience in at least one OO language (Java preferred), familiarity with design patterns required
• Familiarity with (so-called) web2.0 application development – AJAX, JSON, Flex, Ruby on Rails, etc.
• Must be highly technical as well as customer-focused, demonstrating a capability to integrate technological considerations into product design
• Must have a strong entrepreneurial interest and enjoy working in dynamic, challenging startup environment
• Must be passionate about security and emerging web technologies

• 8+ years software development experience (web applications)
• 3+ years web application security experience
• Bachelor’s degree required, Masters in CS (or related experience) preferred
• Candidates with previous security product development experience will be strongly preferred
• Previous work experience with a startup desired, but not required

To apply for this position, please send your resume to resumes - AT -

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