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Application Security Architect in Fenton, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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    Fenton, MO
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Job Description

Job Description:

  • As a member of the IT Services Cyber Security team, builds a collaborative working relationship with Corporate Information Security and Risk, IT Services, Enterprise Application Services, Business Unit application development and information security teams, and others to develop, promote, and implement sound application security strategies company wide.
  • Performs duties as the primary resource for business units and functions not having internal application security resources, and as a consultative resource for business units and functions having internal application security resources.
  • Determines application security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements against established security standards, risk assessment methodology, and client requirements.
  • Researches information security standards; conducts application security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; researches threats and attack vectors that impact applications.
  • Performs reviews to identify potential security gaps within the integrated systems of application components, data access dynamics and transaction flow.
  • Plans, coordinates, and takes a leadership role in the design, integration, development, validation and implementation of specific security policies, systems and services.
  • Mentors IT Services Cyber Security team and other IT staff members to enhance their knowledge of information security concepts, practices, tools, strategies, etc., and to improve the overall effectiveness of the information security program.
  • Coordinates with IT Services Technical Training team and/or independently implements and manages training programs for developers on secure code development practices.
  • Ensure application security program aligns with industry frameworks such as the NIST Cyber Security Framework, ISO27001, FFIEC Cyber Security Framework, PCI, and others as applicable.
  • Leads security design and application architectural reviews.
  • Maintains documentation related to application security including the development of secure coding policies, procedures and standards, and ensures the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) used in entities includes necessary security checkpoints, code review methodologies, etc.
  • Collaborates with the IT Services Cyber Security team and business unit application security teams
  • Participates with incident response teams as a subject matter expert on application security.


  • Minimum of 3+ years in the following security functional areas: application security, authentication and authorization, identity and access management, dynamic application security testing, static application security testing, Middleware security, data security, and/or vulnerability management.
  • 7-10 years development/engineering experience using programming and scripting languages like .NET, C, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, SAML, web services APIs, etc.
  • Expertise in mitigating and addressing technology or application threat vectors
  • Experience with Web Application Firewalls, reverse proxies, and application security architecture.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of securing all major web server environments and cloud platforms based on OWASP top ten recommendations
  • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements across industries
  • An Information Security and/or Web application security certification; e.g., SANS GWEB or GWAPT, CSSLP.
  • Must have superior communication (oral, written, presentation) and customer service skills.


  • Experience in developing design and architecture documents that are easily consumed and followed by SDLC teams
  • Expertise in building a defense in depth infrastructure security architecture that includes security controls across multiple technology stacks
  • Experience and knowledge of security/access control administration best practices associated with applications, servers and networks associated with Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS, SAML, etc.
  • Knowledge of Information Security compliance requirements including ISO 27001, NIST, PCI, HIPAA and GDPR
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent.