Senior FIPS 140 Evaluator

Lightship Security is a market leader in IT security standards-based conformance testing and test automation. We work with leading edge security technology vendors from around the world to perform conformance testing to various IT security standards such as Common Criteria and FIPS 140. We are committed to creating real world value through continued innovation in this field.

We are an innovative, passionate and growing team working with clients around the world. Canadian Business Startup 50 recognized Lightship Security Inc. as one of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies in 2019. Lightship Security was also awarded the Bootstrap Disrupter award in 2020. Lightship’s headquarters is in Ottawa, ON with satellite offices located in Vancouver, BC and Austin, TX.  

Lightship Security is seeking experienced FIPS 140 Evaluators.

Highlights of the Job

A Senior FIPS 140 Evaluator will lead projects in the review, consultation, and assessment of products against FIPS 140.  Projects will involve a wide variety of technologies including both hardware and software. Evaluators must have a solid grounding of cryptographic algorithms, digital signatures, cryptographic hashing and random number generators. They must be able to discern the cryptographic boundary for a variety of software, hardware, and hybrid modules.

As a Senior FIPS 140 Evaluator, the candidate is expected to lead all aspects of FIPS 140 validation projects and interface with customers to provide them with sound technical consulting and support during the validation process.


  • 3 years of experience performing successful FIPS 140 validations
  • University degree in a technical field
  • A proven ability to work well in a team
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

The FIPS 140 team is in Ottawa, ON however this role could be based in another Lightship Security office (Vancouver, BC or Austin, TX), or remote. A valid passport and eligibility to travel to/from and between USA and Canada is a requirement of this position. A full background and criminal record check will be required.

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Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.