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Waltonen Software Cyber Security Engineer in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Waltonen Engineering is actively seeking a Software Cyber Security Engineer to join our team!

This role collaborates with a team of OS/BSP and Embedded Software problem solvers to test and evaluate systems for operating within internal and external Tactical Network Domains. Perform SE Linux analysis on cross-domain solutions, Multi-Level Security (MLS), and Multi-Category Security (MCS) policies. Assist team members with creating potential exploits from vulnerabilities found within the SE Linux policy. Build capabilities by learning from others' expertise within our diversely skilled team. produce a security-enhanced, custom, built-up Linux distribution, newly developed and existing software applications.


  • Experience in implementing solutions to real security problems. Experience with system architecture, design, testing and implementation.

  • Ability to identify security vulnerabilities in the system components or network devices and provide innovative solutions.

  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.

  • Experience working with Secure Linux-based servers, troubleshooting Linux boot issues, and providing fixes as required.

  • Produce reports and documents in support of system requirements and security certifications, and write/contribute to white papers.

  • Intimately familiar with Linux OS security processes, issues, and challenges.

  • Experience with the RMF process



  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Seeing a candidate with at least 10 years work experience in software including 3 plus years experience with Cybersecurity (required) AND Minimum of 1 year experience using SELinux analysis or development

  • Must have experience using Linux command line to include scripting and automating basic tabs

  • Experience leading a team doing SELinux Policy development

  • Experience troubleshooting other SELinux policies

  • Understanding of RefPol and its limitations

  • Experience leading a team doing SELinux Policy development

  • Experience troubleshooting other SELinux policies

  • Understanding of RefPol and its limitations

  • Experience doing formal policy analysis

  • Solid understanding of the TCP/IP stack

  • Experience with packet analysis tools (such as Wireshark) and analyzing Protocol Data Units (PDUs)

  • Experience with common Linux scripting / shell utilities

  • Bash/sh / Python / Perl / Awk / Sed, etc

  • Experience with the following tracing/debugging tools:

  • Strace, Ltrace, Ftrace, gdb, etc

  • Familiar with technologies to enable applications to run with least privilege, and avoid full root permission, including Linux Capabilities (getcap/setcap), seccomp, containers, etc

  • Experience with managing and securing Linux Containers (LXC), Docker Containers

  • Experience working within virtualized environments - kvm / qemu, libvirt, VirtualBox, etc

  • Familiar with enhanced Linux security hardening techniques -cgroups, namespaces, seccomp, capabilities, SELinux, etc

  • Experience with Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence).

  • Experience with tools such as Bitbake, Yocto, Linux, RTOS VxWorks

  • Experience with preempt-rt, or other preemptable Linux solutions

  • Only United States Citizens can be considered

  • Must Possess or be able to obtain a security clearance


  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Vacation and Holiday pay

  • Employer matching 401K

  • Hybrid work schedule after 90 days for eligible positions

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible Spending Programs (FSAs)

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability insurance

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Additional Voluntary Benefit Programs

  • Off-site company events & Employee Luncheons


    Who are we?

    Waltonen Engineering, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will consider qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, weight, height, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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