Application Security Engineer - Tooling SME

£80000 - £95000 per annum Strong bonus & benefits



Application Security Engineer – Tooling SME

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Application Security Specialist to join one of the most successful financial businesses in the world.

  • This role offers clear career progression into several possible verticals within the global security team.
  • You will work along-side some of the best security leaders, architects and engineers in the industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Help implement and support new application security technologies.
  • Day to day hands-on operational support of tooling services and troubleshooting of technical issues.
  • Provide technical expertise, advice and guidance on supported tools and services to the business and IT teams.
  • Working with vendors to enhance product capability and deliver greater value for the business.
  • Work with IT and Business stakeholders to proactively deploy and build out technology solutions to help reduce risk.
  • Support key relationships in global cyber security and local IT. Cultivate strong relationships with organisationally important global and local stakeholders with a tailored approach
  • Understand the financial services industry security and threat landscape
  • Manage impacts of risk and control frameworks. Track and remediate any issue, finding or recommendation. Contribute when required to global and regional audits.
  • Support a customer-centred culture, championing activities encouraging outstanding customer advocacy. Proactively seek opportunities to maximise IT security to improve business operations.

Key requirements

  • A specific career focus on application tooling (Static, Infrastructure, Real time and Dynamic Security tooling and processes)
  • Experience with some of the following tools - IBM Appscan, Contrast Security, Checkmarx, Tenable Nessus
  • Experience of implementing and/or supporting operational production services
  • Knowledge of DevOps and pipeline technologies, and a strong grasp of DevSecOps practices
  • Understanding of Cloud technologies (AWS and GCP are desirable)
  • Ability to build strong relationships and communicate on complex IT Security issues within a wide spectrum of stakeholders and able to advise on technical matters to a non-technical audience
  • Experience of building and deploying tooling, to support Application Security tooling strategies
  • Experience of Web Security technology aimed at the application layer
  • A comprehensive understanding of risk management and proven experience of ensuring own/others' compliance with relevant regulatory processes
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, SAST/IAST/DAST/RASP, troubleshooting, Shell Scripting and programming languages (Python and Java are desirable)

Desirable requirements

  • Industry qualifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM) are desirable
  • Previous experience working in architecture or application development roles is desirable

Application Security Engineer – Tooling SME

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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