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Software Security Engineer - CVE vulnerabilities and Cyber Security at Nyriad (Cambridge, New Zealand)

Nyriad Ltd is looking for experienced Senior Software Security Engineer to join our team! 
If you are interested in working data high-growth, deep technology company with growth ambitions rarely seen outside of Silicon Valley, this is the place for you. As a Security Engineer at Nyriad, you will work within an Agile-team of like-minded engineers.

Nyriad is a fast-growing software technology company based in Cambridge, NZ. We are the first commercial spin-out of the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope and the next mega-science project. Nyriad develops storage-processing technology to enable data processing and storage on volumes of data beyond the scale of today’s internet, and is now partnering with technology giants like Nvidia and Microsemi to commercialize it. CERN and the LHC gave birth to the world wide web and changed the world of computing. We believe the technology we developed for the SKA will enable a similar paradigm shift in how we use computers and people interact with information.

Our team is looking for an application security engineer/architect, who will straddle the worlds of cutting edge information technology and a business that is at the forefront of innovative storage explosive growth. You will understand the technical risks of the application environment, translate to business risk, and determine development and test solutions to mitigate the risk so maintain security.


You will direct the security engineering aspects supporting the implementation and verification of  products which focus on GPU accelerated compute and massively resilient cloud  infrastructure and systems. You will analyse complex innovative use cases and/or requirements and recommend/develop security solutions and verification mechanisms. Additionally you will guide the security development and testing of our infrastructure, web and partner centre components.

  • Direct the development team members, contributing to security studies, designs, audits, proposals and customer requests

  • Manage relationships with customers and vendors to conduct security research, testing, support the product managers and product owners define statement(s) of work, build project timelines, and security technical architecture 

  • Support the CTO vision, advising senior management with security strategies and roadmaps.

  • provide high level technical security related engineering support at the embedded, system, enterprise and cloud level.

  • lead risk assessments, identify and implement mitigations for our development applications and systems

  • review and assess the security of  internal and external distributed platforms.

  • act as security subject matter data/compute architect, ensuring that sensitive data remains protected

  • address design issues of current and future applications or technologies

  • review business logic to identify flaws and provide solutions to mitigate them

  • work with the Development and QA teams to ensure that security testing objectives are met

  • develop and manage the Security software development lifeycle process and ensure that security risk and compliance objectives are addressed


  • solid understanding of application security concepts and architectural principles around authentication, authorization, session management, configuration management, data handling and cryptography

  • you have a strong background in database, network and data security, and have a good understanding of secure data management

  • thorough understanding of web and cloud application security vulnerabilities, including but not limited to the OWASP Top 10 list of vulnerabilities

  • experience in providing solutions to and leading numerous security vulnerability remediation activities

  • experience with application development and infrastructure security testing both manually and automated (commercial or open source)

  • specific experience in dynamic application security testing using techniques and tools 

  • experience working in an storage cloud environment, linux application platforms

  • excellent understanding of networking and operating system concepts and technologies

  • prior experience working in a highly regulated environment 

  • experience and ability to maintain security in a fast paced startup agile development environment 

  • prior experience as a senior software developer, ideally with a good working knowledge of C/C++, Python an Go development

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following roles - application architect, system architect, software developer, software security consultant



  • You will have a excellent understanding of  technical and business risk as the drive in all of your work

  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and projects, and prioritize accordingly

  • Skilled at root cause analysis detail driven to understand the vulnerability and remove the risk 

  • Thrive in startup agile extremely fast paced environments, and the opportunity to be constantly exposed to our innovative technology

  • Clearly and concisely communicate security vulnerabilities at multiple levels; technically to developers and QA, and at the business risk level to senior management

  • A Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering or a related field.

  • Candidates with an understanding of Computer Storage Systems are highly desirable.

Dept: Engineering Schedule: Full-time Contract

In this role you will report to the Director of Engineering.

Internal | This role will interface with all departments and levels throughout Nyriad

External | Some direct supplier/indirect customer involvement

Nyriad's fast-paced and constantly evolving working environment demands the ability to make high-quality decisions, and maintain a stable performance under pressure or opposition. Successful applicants will be expected to push themselves and others to exceed performance goals/standards, by planning and committing to an appropriate course of action.

All Nyriad staff will be provided with breakfast and dinner should you need to work late - free snacks and coffee are also part of the deal!  We also provide many health and fitness opportunities which our staff are welcome to take part in. You can learn more about our company at
You must have the right to work in NZ to be considered.

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