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Lead Application Security Engineer

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Apr 17, 2021 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
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Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Lead Application Security Engineer with development experience. Candidate will be responsible for the analysis, evaluation, and execution of an ideal application security offering that integrates development activities, information security, and the automated release methods within the CI/CD pipeline. Candidate will serve as the security representative who partners with our development teams, leaders, and product lines to provide consultative guidance, insight, and feedback as new technologies or products are explored. Candidate will have a strong sense of development life cycle and information security. This role is key in the AppSec definition space and candidate will serve as the application security SME and indirectly lead a virtual team of Security Engineers throughout the development organization.


The suitable individual for this role is highly analytical and able to approach development/security challenges with a multi-faceted approach; understanding there are a multitude of approaches to expedite delivery timelines while enforcing security requirements along the journey. With enough experience and ability to grasp key technologies and security controls, this individual is empowered to make security-based decisions as needed to further enable expedient solution delivery across the organization. Aside from establishing the foundational requirements and associated consultation, support, and analysis, this function serves to quantify and qualify security parameters in the development space for ongoing reporting. Additional roles will support this function to assist not only in the functions described, but to also support code scanning activity, secure-code training, incident and investigative root cause analysis support, and documentation/automation.

The importance of this role drives the associated accountability and impact. The environment is fully supportive and in need of the skill set defined within the job description, as such, the role is expected to serve as a key contributor while practicing out-of-the-box thinking. From an Information Security interest, this role is expected to fully grasp the concepts behind security controls and how they apply to application development, web presence and the like. This individual is accountable for identifying weaknesses in our security posture within the application or web space while defining methods to achieve security control requirements via automation or highly efficient means that further support timely delivery and minimal overhead.


Candidate will have strong training, experience, and background in both Information Security and the Application Development life-cycles/approaches/languages/and tools.

Previous experience in defining organization-wide processes and methodologies, a proven leadership/influence style, customer-service oriented demeanor, problem solving, effective reporting via metrics and indicators, and strong communications are all essential to this function.

Experience or background in any of the following are also of great value:

NIST, ISO27001, Data Protection, Java Development, Static Code Analysis, Dynamic Code Analysis, PEN Testing, AWS, Containers, MicroServices, CI/CD Pipeline, Agile, Sprints/Scrum Masters, GitHub, Black Duck, WhiteHat, Veracode, Jira, Docker, Kotlin, cloud security and design, people leadership, process maturity, and other related focuses.

Reference: 1169415801

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