Application Security Engineer

2020-01-21 16:25:172020-04-29 ViaResource
Job Type Permanent Full TimePermanent
Location Uxbridge
Area Thames Valley , United Kingdom Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom Thames Valley United Kingdom Uxbridge
Sector Retail
Salary Up to £70,000
Start Date
Telephone 02033271996
Job Ref JXL10736
Via Resource are currently working with our FTSE100 client hiring for an Application Security Engineer. As their global security function expands, this is a brand new opportunity with much flexibility for the candidate to mould the role.
  • Provide security remediation advice and engineering solutions to development and testing teams
  • Provide guidance to security analysts, testers, and development teams during application security assessments. Must be able to identify, re-create, and remediate security defects
  • Strong understanding of various development practices, and how to integrate security into those practices
  • Experience with a Threat Model program for an enterprise
  • Experience using and testing REST and/or SOAP APIs
  • In-depth knowledge on common web application security flaws and secure coding practices and the ability to clearly explain security issues to project and development staff
  • Advocate use of OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) across development teams, explain how it applies to application development teams, and why it matters
  • Ability to prioritise and track security issues and work with the necessary teams to ensure remediation
  • Serve as a leader by promoting security awareness, mentoring other team members, and staying up-to-date on current development methodologies (Agile/DevOps)
  • Understand HTTP, REST, SOAP, XML and JSON as it relates to APIs and AJAX
  • Understanding of AWS, Azure, and vSphere APIs
  • Provide in-person training to development teams when necessary
Desired Skills

Security and Technical Experience

  • 3 years+ in enterprise software development
  • 2 years+ in Security
  • Strong experience with modern development languages and frameworks, with a passion to make security realistic, achievable and interwoven with the business fabric
  • Experience with Threat Modelling in an enterprise, not just theoretical
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation abilities - able to convey risk to all levels of the business, from C-level executives to operations and development teams
  • Experience in migrating enterprise companies from traditional data centre infrastructure, application and data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices
  • Strong experience with cloud provider ecosystems, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Strong understanding of web applications and architectures, relational and non-relational databases, and hardware architectures, and effectively applying the principles of information security to IT environments
  • Strong experience working in a multi-platform, multi-protocol, distributed enterprise computing environment
  • Strong understanding of modern application development and operational philosophies
  • Some project management experience: Able to assess needs, define objectives, identify resources needed to achieve objectives and begin implementation towards goal completion
  • Must be able to work effectively alone and as part of a larger project team
  • Current understanding of Industry trends and emerging threats
  • Understanding of incident response methodologies and technologies
  • Experience in mobile application development (Android and iOS)
  • Experience with application testing tools (eg. SAST, DAST, IAST, etc)
  • Exposure too Agile methodologies (SAFe, Kanban, Scrum)
For more information, please contact Julie Liu on 0203 3271996
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