AppSec Specialist - Remote at Immersive Labs

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Get on board with the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the UK.

Receive supportive mentoring and onboarding to set you up for success.

We're welcoming new people to the team every week to keep up with our exceptional growth.


About Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs enables organizations to evidence their cyber capability, risk and resilience across technical and non-technical teams for the first time. Our platform gives you the ability to measure real-time cyber efficacy as it relates to cyber teams, developers, engineers and executives. All in one platform, kept up to date at the speed of cyber. We call this Cyber Workforce Optimization.


https://www.immersivelabs.com/why-immersive-labs


Where we are now

Immersive Labs was founded in 2017, from a cargo container in Bristol, UK we’ve grown to over 300 employees globally and announced funding of more than £80 million. Our technology is already enabling organisations including KPMG, Sophos and the NHS to measure, map to risk, and optimise the human cyber abilities of their entire workforce.

https://careers.immersivelabs.com/our-story/

We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you and do your very best work.


The opportunity

Due to unprecedented growth we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior AppSec Specialist to join our fast growing Content Engineering team.

Secure Coding is an exciting addition to our market-leading platform that teaches developers how to write secure code. We are creating labs that take our users from the basics of writing a secure application avoiding the standard OWASP pitfalls through to building secure public cloud-hosted web apps.

In this role, you will be a key member of ourl Application Security content team, helping to deliver on our Secure Coding roadmap of content and research that our community and partners will devour.

This is an exciting opportunity to be responsible for developing a truly ground breaking product. If you want to have a large impact and contribute more than just your time, this could be the role for you - we value determination, ingenuity, collaboration and an understanding that unique products require unique technical solutions.

You'll get to work in a friendly multi-disciplinary agile team and also work on innovative ideas one day a fortnight in our 10% time that allows you to pursue personal projects and research or collaborate with your peers to innovate and have fun doing it!


Your main responsibilities:

  • Help develop a set of resources to help users understand the vulnerabilities for each lab and how to mitigate them
  • Help develop an automated set of tests that can verify that the user has fixed a given vulnerability
  • Understand the learning process for software developers to challenge and teach them through Immersive Labs

To be successful:

  • Software Development knowledge of backend web development technologies such as Python, Ruby, Node, PHP, or Java
  • Desire and passion to learn about secure coding practices
  • Interest in writing theory and online learning content about programming, secure coding, IT/Computing and/or Cyber would be an advantage
  • Any experience developing in other languages would be beneficial
  • An understanding of the OWASP Top 10 Web application risks would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with Linux and Docker 
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills

Immersive Labs’ growth has been fuelled by our values that underpin everything we do, here's how they relate to this role:

Inclusive - 

  • We contribute ideas to the decision making process

Driven - 

  • We set personal goals, learn from our experiences and focus on development

Agile - 

  • We manage ambiguity, making timely and effective decisions

What Immersive Labs offers:


As well as an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you. We offer an extensive range of benefits so you can do your very best work:

  • Time off, flexible and remote working so you can work when is best for you, includes 25 days annual leave + volunteering days, birthday half day
  • Look after your family and yourself with enhanced parental leave, mindfulness groups, critical illness cover, pension, health plan and more. 
  • Career and learning development through the platform and our ‘Learn Anything’ fund
  • Recognition & Rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
  • Informal or formal flexible working options, e.g. flexible start and finish times, reduced hours, job share, remote working
  • We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials, sports clubs and quarterly parties. Our socials have included everything from pottery painting and paper mask making, to movie nights and escape rooms.
  • When you do visit the UK hub getting there is easy: we’re based in the centre of Bristol, just a 10 minute walk from the train station. We also offer railcard loan and cycle scheme to buy a new bike

Find out more at https://careers.immersivelabs.com


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An Insider's view of Immersive Labs

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The unique thing about being in our office is that we are a tightknit team working in a collaborative space. It has that true start-up feeling. We've all grown so close in such a short amount of time. At the end of the day, you can feel that everyone is truly invested in working towards the ultimate goal. Growing our company!

Jasmine

Strategic Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I'm lucky because I get to work with all the teams here at Immersive Labs. Sales, finance, legal, talent, marketing, you name it. I'm currently working with the talent team who sits in the UK, to build out our US headquarters. The goal is to ensure we are hiring really smart individuals in Boston with our core values.

Morgan

Executive Assistant

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

IL has given me the opportunity to work on projects with varying specialties. This has given me skills in every aspect of Cyber Security. The most exciting is analyzing malware and exploits - all day, everyday! IL keeps me completely up to date in the industry & encourages me to explore all avenues.

Ben

Senior Content Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Being accessible is even more important in these unusual times. So how do you create an "open-door policy" while being remote? I changed one aspect of my team interaction. I transferred ownership of my 1x1s to the individuals - which means, they control the meeting agenda, content, and tone. Also, I always end with "What can I do for you?"

Stuti

VP, Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Immersive Labs has been a major step forward in my career. Joining a rapidly growing startup like Immersive offers more opportunity than an established company. I've already had the chance to take a leadership position as we expand into the US market and at no point have I felt discouraged in sharing my opinions even to our CEO.

Harry

Strategic Account Manager

What are Immersive Labs Perks + Benefits

Immersive Labs Benefits Overview

Immersive Labs’ mission has always been to develop professional cyber skills and provide a safe and secure
digital landscape, globally. Doing what we do requires some pretty remarkable people – that’s why we
employ the same commitment to safety and security to better the lives of our world-class talent. Here’s how
we will empower and enable you to thrive, both in and out of work

Alongside a competitive salary, 25 days holiday + 11 federal days, 401(k) contributions, and free snacks and drinks, we offer a wide range of great perks with more coming every month.

Check out our summary of benefits here: https://careers.immersivelabs.com/us-benefits/

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Immersive labs have several committees including culture, social, and D&I along with special interest guilds which all meet regularly and influence the companies direction and events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HC FSA) and Dependent Daycase Flexible Spending Account (DC FSA) covering over 500 services.
Disability Insurance
Should you have a long-term disability following an accident or injury, our LTD insurance is designed to look after you by covering a percentage of your salary until retirement.
Dental Benefits
Several dental plans available, offering in-and out-of-network benefits for an annual fee of as little as $50 and $150, respectively
Vision Benefits
Four carefully selected voluntary vision plans to meet your eye care needs
Health Insurance Benefits
You will gain access to a number of United Healthcare plans designed to cover you and your immediate dependents, with several voluntary options so you can build a plan to suit you.
Life Insurance
Basic life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) insurance with the option of further voluntary cover if you need it.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We have TriNet’s 401 (k) plan, provided by Transamerica where we will make a safe harbor matching contribution equal to 100% of the first 5% of eligible pay that you contribute to the plan.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Our competitive parental leave package allows you to take the time to introduce your little one/s to the world.
Flexible Work Schedule
Immersive Labs provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We have an enhanced adoption policy to support you with the new family addition.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Everyone needs a break, so you will receive 172.5 hours of paid time off, as well as nine federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving off.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
No one chooses to get sick, which is why our paid sick leave is front-loaded and starts from day one.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our commuting benefits cover bus and subway services, so your commute doesn’t feel like another job. Interest free travel loans to employees wishing to purchase a new bike or annual subway pass.
Company Outings
You’ll celebrate your hard work with a company-sponsored party each quarter, because we celebrate success in style.
Stocked Kitchen
Our office benefits are designed to make every workday great. These include coffee, teas, water, soft drinks, free fruit, and Friday afternoon drinks to end your week in style
Happy Hours
Friday afternoon drinks to end your week in style.
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
You’ll get $250 per year to learn a new skill of your choosing under our Learn Anything benefit. Alternatively, employees have the option to put this allowance towards a mental wellness service.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Your professional development is important to us; that’s why we support your career goals through regular feedback and coaching.
Continuing Education stipend
Education is important too, which is why we have invested a significant amount of time and money in sponsoring Immersers’ further education.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Immersive Labs’ mission has always been to develop professional cyber skills and provide a safe and secure
digital landscape, globally. Doing what we do requires some pretty remarkable people – that’s why we
employ the same commitment to safety and security to better the lives of our world-class talent.

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