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Lead Cybersecurity Application Security Engineer

Riverwoods, Illinois | IT
Job ID: 91814
Listed on 7/10/2019

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Job Title: Lead Cybersecurity Application Security Engineer


Job Description & Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will have business acumen, a sound understanding of the Cybersecurity with the ability to think, operate and balance priorities in extreme dimensions strategic and tactical, long-term and near-term.
  • The Engineer will provide technical leadership for Application Security Product domain and must be able to solve complex security problems.
  • This individual will be expected to work closely with Cybersecurity and Enterprise Architects to build strategy and champion Application Security products and services.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a self-starter, team player, loves to solve problems and enable secure business practices. 
  • The candidate will help the team build tools and products to help developers succeed with security, some of which include:
  • Enhance and maintain CI/CD integration with IAST solution. 
  • Review, assess and maintain secure coding training program through custom web forms, API integrations.
  • Build and maintain system to measure and report on KPIs of edge protection products (WAF, DDoS protection, et al). 
  • Support and maintain high availability of integrations and systems. 


Skills, Experiences, Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree or work experience in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years work experience programming in Java and Python, including building integration with APIs, using Linux, and explaining how to use, share and maintain these products through effective documentation.
  • 2+ years in application security, experience working output from SAST, DAST, and IAST solutions, including in-depth experience exploiting, mitigating and explaining OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities.


Nice-to-have skills/experiences

  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines and building plugins, including experience with Java, Groovy and Python.
  • Experience supporting and maintaining high availability systems using a DevOps mentality ("you build it, you support it").
  • Experience with security technologies such as Web Application Firewalls, Code Analysis Tools, Bot Mitigation, etc.
  • Experience deploying apps on application platform such as PCF or Kubernetes. Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution.