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Developer /Application Security Platform Engineer

Addison, TX · Information Technology
About the Company: 
Our client has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine. They earned this recognition for their focus on being a great place to work and delivering value for their customers and clients. They were also recognized as the only financial services company on Fortune’s inaugural “Best Big Companies to Work For” list, which recognized seven companies with more than 100,000 U.S.-based employees that passed the Great Place to Work Certification bar.

Position Overview: 
The Cyber Security Technology (CST) function within Global Information Security is responsible for innovation and architecture, engineering, solutions and capabilities development, deployment maintenance and support of information technology security controls. The CST team is also responsible for the management of the program/project management teams.

This role is for an individual contributor to backfill an engineering position in the Developer Security Platform team.  The team provides SAST, DAST and IAST solutions to enterprise security control groups and the developer community enterprise wide.

The immediate responsibility of the successful candidate will be to join the team in migrating the enterprise SAST solution from a custom SaaS offering built around Fortify SCA to Checkmarx CxSAST.  Participation in other projects underway or planned could include implementation of a new software composition analysis (SCA) product; implementing automated IAST capability in QA; re-designing self-service DAST offerings.  Future proof of concept evaluation on new products which could become projects, in partnership with R&D, should also be expected.
Team members manage the deployed products from a traditional application support standpoint, through established processes for performance monitoring, capacity utilization, exception analysis and similar tasks.  Operation of the tools is performed by separate teams.  Live support is provided to operations teams using the products to assess applications and also enterprise developers seeking to automate and integrate the products into their SDLC.
There are two demonstrated success paths to this role:
Application Developer
  • This person is a top performer in an enterprise application development role.
  • They have some professional exposure to application security and/or have taken demonstrable steps to move into an application security role.  Exposure can be in the form of exercising application security products or remediating results from a central security group’s assessment of their application. 
  • Candidates will have current practitioner level skills in enterprise level SDLC tools and processes.
Application Security Engineer
  • This person has dedicated security experience, either imbedded in an application development organization or central security group. 
  • They have been directly responsible for working with developers to remediate code vulnerabilities from SAST, DAST and/or IAST results.
  • Candidates will have team experience in selecting, implementing and managing application security tools on an enterprise scale.
Required Skills:
  • .NET or Java Web Application development on an enterprise scale
  • Code review practice, functional and quality focus
  • Technical leadership in design, development and/or support
  • Application/product management experience
  • Software testing, QA or security leadership
  • Utilization of APIs such as RESTful Services
  • Scripting ability in Python or similar language
  • Committed interest to AppSec
Desired Skills:
  • Vulnerability rating and analysis (CVE, CVSS, CWE ratings) utilization
  • Proficiency with a static analyzer such as Checkmarx, Fortify SCA or Coverity
  • Understanding of application security vulnerabilities and preventions
  • CISSP, GISSP or other relevant secure coding certification(s)
  • iOS or Android Mobile application development for consumer applications
  • Technical specification development, both internally and for vendor software
  • Threat modeling of application architecture
  • Business experience in and/or supporting the financial sector
  • Security vulnerability assessment techniques during design, development and testing
  • Operation of enterprise policy and standards for technologies and development
  • Engagement of key stakeholders, both technical and senior leadership
Preferred Experience Level:
  • 5 plus years of experience with public internet web and/or consumer mobile development
  • 2 years of experience involved in testing, QA or security related activities (can be concurrent)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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