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Robert Half International Application Security Engineer/ Manager in Princeton, New Jersey


Role description

The Application Security Senior Manager is responsible for advising IT and business stakeholders on application security and controls, provide leadership and guidance for secure code development.

The ideal candidate for this position is a proven Application Security expert with deep understanding of methods and techniques to drive successful outcomes, and must have hands-on experience in:

• Scaling security within the SDLC by automation using tools sets such as source code analyzers, vulnerability scanners, configuration validation, and similar techniques.

• Defining application security measures and controls that support the secure development of application platform.

• Designing, testing and implementing advanced enterprise level application security standards, techniques and tools.

• Identifying and protecting against web application and web service security vulnerabilities including those found in the OWASP Top 10 and CWE/SANS Top 25 dangerous programming errors.

Role Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

• Develops and implements IT Secure Application Development Life Cycle Policy.

• Performs penetration testing, vulnerability scan and code review of existing and new applications to improve software security.

• Performs routine audits of existing applications to identify security gaps and proposes mitigating controls.

• Provides expert advice and consultancy on application security, threat modeling and fixing vulnerabilities.

• Works closely with application development teams to provide security expertise on system, encryption, authentication, security specific code, and governance.

• Domain competencies in a number of IT-risk-related disciplines, including, Secure Applications Development, Cybersecurity, Applications Security Review and Applications Security Audit.

• Manages implementation of Application Security policy and framework/tools.

• Communicates application security issues/findings to stakeholders.

• Provides consultative advice to information and application security customers that enables them to make informed risk management decisions.

• Identifies and implements appropriate controls to effectively manage application risks as needed.

• Ensures compliance with industry, regulatory and company defined policies and standards.

• Identifies opportunities to improve risk posture, developing solutions for remediating or mitigating application risks and assessing the residual risks.

• Maintains strong working relationships with individuals and groups involved in managing application risks across the organization.

• Partner with multiple teams across multiple locations with varying sets of priorities to ensure a timely delivery of the secure application solution.

• Clarify and drive project commitments as well as establish and maintain clear chains of accountability.



Typical Education and Experience

o BS or higher degree in Computer science, Information Security, or equivalent experience

o 5+ years of detail oriented experience in Application Security, IT security, compliance and risk management, including privacy, data protection, security controls, etc.

o Desired industry certifications; OSCP, CASE, CEH, CompTIA Security+

o Knowledge of the following application technologies and standards (not limited to but including): HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, JSON, Python, XML, SSL/TLS, REST, SAML, OAuth, C#, PHP

o Knowledge of software and network architecture and standards: MVC

o Experience with either Agile or Waterfall SDLC methodologies

o Experience in developing an SDL

o Experience training technical teams on security related topics: SDL, anti-patterns, vulnerability prevention

o 5+ experience working with national and international regulatory compliance frameworks such as ISO27000, COBIT, NIST, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and OWASP.


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Salary: DOE

Location: Princeton, NJ

Date Posted: October 6, 2020

Employment Type: Temp to Hire

Job Reference: 02720-0011581519

Staffing Area: Technology u0026 IT