Lead Application Security Engineer

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by Request Technology - Anthony Honquest

Chicago, IL 60601
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Lead Application Security Engineer
Chicago, IL
Open +bonus

Prestigious Firm is seeking a Lead Application Security Engineer. This position requires someone who came up hands on in development and then got into application security. This position consults with IT, Project Management, Product Management, Software Development and other peers on proper security architecture and software development processes to ensure the applications developed and systems implemented are in line with security best practices policies and standards.

Essential Functions

Complete the Identification, measurement, control and minimization of security risks to information systems across a broad range of disciplines including application and host security.

Evaluates the current methods in use to access and process data via customer facing applications.

Develops repeatable application security architectures working with internal and external partners to ensure that systems are placed within the relevant security zones based on the data they house and their purpose.

Serves as the point of contact for all security issues in assigned areas.

Works with architecture teams to ensure that all newly developed and Legacy applications and infrastructure implementations are in line with security policy and are compliance to the required frameworks (ISO, PCI, OWASP, NIST 800-53, etc.)

Advises and approves of changes and architectures for assigned areas from a security perspective.

Evaluates all product business cases including functional and detailed design specs to ensure security standards are met.

Assists in the security incident response process as assigned.

Contributes to the development of security policy and procedures.

Develops architectural reference material to ensure that security practices are being implemented in a repeatable fashion every time a new project is implemented.

Document and present risks and security issues that could impact the confidentiality, integrity and/or availability of the business (both internally and externally) by assisting in documentation, tracking and creating solutions for mitigation.

Work with internal and external penetration testing organizations to coordinate application and network based penetration

Manages efforts with Software Development to perform static code analysis on all custom developed code.

Interacts with customer banks to gather yearly testing and security requirements, review penetration testing findings, mitigating controls and/or projects to rectify security vulnerabilities.

Support the company's commitment to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience typically obtained through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or Physical Science

A minimum 2 years of application security experience and 2 years of Security Architecture or Consulting experience.

Advanced knowledge of relational databases, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Effective interpersonal skills, with ability to present to peers and coworkers.

Advanced knowledge of operating system, application, network, and database security architectures.

Proficiency in AppSec and Web services security.

Application development background.

Delivered talks/presentations or published whitepapers

CEH/CPT Certification and one of CISSP, CSSLP or equivalent certification.

Exposure to the Agile SDLC process.

Advanced experience in analysing technical issues and making recommendations for corrective action.

Demonstrate advanced understanding in the field of Information Security in terms of both concepts and technology.

Ability to manage information security related efforts.

Advanced understanding of vulnerability exploitation chaining.

Preferred Qualifications

MCSE, SCSA, CCNA or CISA certification

Unix administration or hobbyist

Additional related education and/or experience preferred

Familiarity with HP Fortify

Familiarity with application penetration testing tools

Proxies (Burp Suite Pro, Zed Attack Proxy)

Scanners (Netsparker, AppScan, WebInspect)


Reference: 694506821

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