Application Security Leader - WORK FROM HOME at Micro Focus (Atlanta, GA)

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Application Security Leader - WORK FROM HOME

Job Description:

Application Security Leader - WORK FROM HOME

Who we are:

Micro Focus is one of the world's largest enterprise software providers, delivering the mission-critical software that keeps the digital world running. We combine pragmatism, discipline, and customer-centric innovation to deliver trusted, proven solutions that customers need in order to succeed in today's rapidly evolving marketplace. That's high tech without the drama.

About the Role

The Application Security Leader is responsible for providing security expertise and governance for delivery of Micro Focus products in both SaaS and licensed applications. The Application Security Leader will gain familiarity with Microfocus products and ensure products are delivered with the appropriate security controls as required by industry, customer, legal and regulatory standards and agreements.

The Application Security Leader will:

  • provide product security governance and expertise to support secure product delivery for six product groups, 300+ products, 3500+ software engineers, and more than 200 security practitioners
  • manage Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL); modeled using characteristics from OWASP SAMM (Software Assurance Maturity Model), BSIMM (Building Security In Maturity Model), and Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle
  • Responsible for deployment of SDL across R&D organizations and adoption of 13 security practices
  • coordinate policy approval with stakeholders, including product groups, Cyber Security, and Legal
  • Review security gate-related metrics and negotiate with product group security leads on an as-needed basis on mitigation strategies for resolving outstanding issues; formulate PSec position recommendation on release go/no-go
  • Support business development and sales by evaluating and responding to Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) questionnaires, and tailored security attestations
  • Support sales opportunities with thought leadership; maintain market presence via papers, blogs, and conferences
  • Host meetings in APJ/EMEA and AMS time zones to promote the education, awareness, and professional development of the PSec Community, which includes security champions, security leads, security pre-sales, and pro services
  • Maintain knowledge of security features for Microfocus products
  • Maintain familiarity with organizational security policies and standards
  • Provide RFP responses to security questions during presales
  • Respond to customers security questionnaires and surveys
  • Assist in response to customer audits
  • Advise product teams on alternative or compensating controls as needed
  • Report gaps or issues noted in responding to security questionnaires

Education and Experience Required:

  • At least 10 years equivalent experience in application security and software security compliance
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in Information Technology, Information Security or related field, or relevant industry knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and standards such as ISO27001, SOC 2, NIST
  • Professional certification such as CISSP, CISM, etc. a plus

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Experience with security audits a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) & Share Point
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that is understandable for non-technical audiences
  • Ability to collaborate with technical and project teams across multiple business functions
  • Problem solving and analytical ability
  • Strategic thinking and relationship management
  • Skilled in time management and coordinating multiple priorities
  • Skilled in planning, problem solving, analysis, collaboration, and communication

If you want to be part of what's next and find out more about our available opportunities, visit Micro Focus Careers .




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Micro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status
More Information on Micro Focus
Micro Focus operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Rockville, MD and Provo, UT. Micro Focus was founded in 1976. It has 10001 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 22 open jobs at Micro Focus, click here.
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