Security Architect – Applications (Remote from USA)

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This Architect role will work on global projects in up to 170 countries.

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Position Summary: The Application Security Architect will be responsible for creating and executing the process, procedures and tooling of the application security program. This is a leadership, as well as hands-on, role requiring an application security professional who has a proven background in application development and coding experience, combined with an understanding of Information Security and Secure Coding / Secure Software Development principles. As the Application Security program is built, this role will be responsible for driving the buildout of standards and collaborating with the Business Units to implement those standards and tools. Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the application security program in-line with industry best practices and compliance globally.
  • Serves as the highest level technical architecture expert for software development / infrastructure teams at the program level.
  • Produce key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and trending as well as general reporting for the application security program.
  • Work with multi-functional teams and leadership to build, execute, and develop an Application Security maturity roadmap.
  • Translate technical vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for business units and recommend corrective actions to customers and project stake-holders.
  • Assist application development teams with on-boarding into application security testing solutions.
  • Provide guidance on secure application coding practices conducted by other technical teams.
  • Demonstrate and teach best practices for secure application development Perform security assessments of existing architecture and make security recommendations for new deployments.
  • Manage application security vendor and partner engagements, and provide budgetary planning and analysis.
  • Create and maintain technical and policy documentation.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Experience building an application security program in-line with industry best practices and compliance globally.
  • Solid understanding of application security principles.
  • Programming background and working experience in SDLC and software development tools including DevOps, Micro Services and Agile SDLC processes.
  • Deep understanding of development methodologies such as waterfall, agile, and continuous integration.
  • Experience with application assessment tools (SAST and DAST) and application security tools.
  • Able to work at high level of autonomy in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact with senior management, technical SMEs, business partners, and influence decisions.

Desired Skills:

  • Security training and participation in security organizations such as OWASP. Security certification a plus
  • SAP security experience
  • Experience with Application Security assessment tools, such as: HP Fortify, Burp Suite, etc & Web services and App servers, i.e. Apache, Tomcat, jBoss, WebSphere etc

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

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