Application Security Engineer

McLean, VA 22102

Posted: 11/05/2018 Industry: IT Job Number: JN -092018-110247
Application Security Engineer - McLean, VA

Key Role:

Perform as a key member of the corporate security engineering and operations team to design, analyze, evaluate, test, debug, and implement applications, programs, or systems for company initiatives on various platforms. Perform risk assessments for applications and underlying systems, recommend security requirements based on upstream business requirements, and provide security consulting to product teams from ideation to deployment, including identifying security flaws and suggesting remediation. Consult with business units on new product and feature offerings, including suggesting preferred implementation patterns and identifying areas of security risk for scrutiny. Serve as a champion for security to the business units and train and instill core security values in engineers, including exercising risk-based judgments and prioritizing remediation work. Focus on working with application project and development teams to ensure security controls and industry best practices are integrated into project life cycles in alignment with the security strategy and work with engineering teams to implement security controls for servers, clients, and network devices. Review and contribute to system architecture throughout the development life cycle to identify and mitigate security risks and work with technical and non-technical teams to define and document application security requirements, vulnerability validation, and manual source code reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience with IT, including host, network, and application security

-Knowledge of using practical implementation to advise IT development and implementation teams on secure design and how to fix potential vulnerabilities

-Knowledge of secure coding techniques

-Knowledge of Internet security issues and threat landscapes

-Ability to identify security gaps in infrastructure and processes, execute projects or initiatives to address them effectively, and translate vulnerabilities and gaps into business risks

-Ability to partner with development teams

-Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic environment

Additional Qualifications:

-Ability to be an excellent team player

-Ability to be goal-oriented with an excellent drive for success

-Ability to discuss technical topics with individuals and groups with a wide range of technical backgrounds

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with multiple levels of leadership on both the business and technical sides

-Possession of excellent leadership, program management, analytical, and problem-solving skills

-BA or BS degree

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