Application Security Engineer (Washington DC)

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The AbacusNext Information Security (INFOSEC) Team is looking for someone who is passionate about security and understands the critical role security plays in the Software Development Lifecycle. If you like breaking software and finding the root cause, we need you. The ideal candidate will work tirelessly to uncover security issues before the bad guys do and will work with developers to move security to the left in the SDLC. If you evangelize security and love to train developers to build better, more secure software, this position is for you.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Enable automation of product security testing and find innovative ways to scale the security team
• Evaluation of new technologies, tools, and/or development techniques that impact security
• Work with the Software Engineering Teams across all locations to integrate static and dynamic analysis security tools into Line of Business application pipelines
• Serve as subject matter expert for static and dynamic analysis security tools
• Interpret security tools and penetration testing results and describe issues and fixes to respective Software Engineering Teams.
• Provide vulnerability remediation guidance and mentoring to product development software engineers
• Develop a product fuzzing system to find security defects and where they reside in source code
• Develop company-wide security projects to discover security defects in source code, dependencies, and/or other artifacts
• Build metrics to track security defects and automate collection of security information to derive metrics
• Develop application security and product best practices to standardize security practices
• Provide security guidelines for the organization to protect critical assets and data
• Assist in the software security certification process for the organization
• Review, analyze, and evaluate both internally developed software and critical business systems products and procedures to address security requirements


Primary Job Skills:
• Self-starter yet work as part of a team.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
• Ability to communicate effectively with business representatives in explaining security topics clearly and where necessary, in layman's terms.
• Experience with Cloud and virtualized technology in environments such as Azure and Hyper-V.
• Candidates must be able to explain vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the OWASP Top 10 and CIS CSC 18 to any audience, and discuss effective defensive techniques.
• Deep understanding of HTTP and SSL/TLS protocols, and Web applications
• Knowledge of networking fundamentals (all OSI layers)
• Knowledge of the Windows and Linux operating systems
• Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, Git, BitBucket, Vulnerability Management software fundamentals, Penetration Testing Software/Frameworks, and more.
• Understanding of authentication protocols and frameworks to include
• Familiarity with dynamic and static analysis tools
• Deep understanding of continuous integration / continuous deployment processes and tools
• Ability to interpret dynamic/static analysis tools, and penetration test results and describe issues and fixes to non-security experts
• Ability to automate tasks using a scripting language (Python, PowerShell, etc).


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 401K plan with match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Sick Days
  • Remote work from home option
  • Education reimbursement Employee Perks:
  • Professional and Financial Growth
  • Great culture and environment
  • Social, Health, and Wellness Events (now all virtual)
  • Anniversary Gifts
  • Birthday Time Off
More Information on AbacusNext
AbacusNext operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA. AbacusNext was founded in 1983. It has 356 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 25 open jobs at AbacusNext, click here.
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