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Application Security Engineer

Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA 15222

Posted: 01/25/2019 Job Number: 3302

A good Application Security Engineer needs to have a working knowledge of database management, different operating systems and different programming languages. Familiarity with cyber security software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. The following is a list of core responsibilities.


  • Build, deploy, and maintain instrumentation and security controls in and around code

  • Work closely with the application development and infrastructure architectural teams to create secure code  by design and default

  • Create programmatic code review and penetration test applications to decrease potential introduction of vulnerabilities within the code

  • Lead and collaborate with developers on secure coding techniques and potential threats

  • Contribute to vulnerability detection and remediation of technological offerings

  • Deploy developed or OTS security applications to support efforts

  • Participate in a cross-functional response to cyber security incidents

  • Work closely the security team to establish prevention, detection and mitigation techniques

  • Support the scoping and rules of engagement of penetration testing


  • Experience in web application development

  • Secure SDLC (System Development Life Cycle), DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing), and SAST (Static Analysis Software Testing) experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of web application penetration testing, secure code review and secure state code analysis

  • Deep understanding of cyber security techniques

  • Strong, professional communication skills that maintain under pressure

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