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Application Security Architect
Ref No.: 17-03018
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 175,000.00 - 200,000.00 /Year
Our Client is a Billion Dollar start-up unicorn that focuses on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions. Since established in 2007 they have grown to over 600 employees with 8 offices around the world with a goal to provide the best possible services at under market prices.

They are currently seeking a technology leader to be its Application Security Architect. The successful candidate will combine technical prowess and demonstrate leadership adaptability while engaging team members to meet desired goals.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Building strong relationships with technical teams.
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and security expertise for all development teams.
  • Ensuring that the security program is aligned with product strategy and objectives.
  • Acting as the main technical point of contact for product teams as it relates to security and privacy.
  • Conducting complete security lifecycle architecture and technical assessments, including but not limited to design requirements assessment, threat modeling, code review and risk assessment.
  • Guiding security requirements and objectives for product features.
  • Advising on secure architectures related to desktop applications, web applications, and cloud computing as it relates to core products and services.
  • Quantifying residual product risk and identifying appropriate mitigation activities.
  • Working with product owners, developers, penetration testers and other security architects on efforts to mitigate identified risks in existing products.
  • Defining high quality standards for application security.
  • Educating developers on secure coding principles and security best practices.
  • Overseeing integration of automated security tools to drive secure product as it is developed.
  • Building a standardized set of security product requirements and design patterns into product and service offerings.
  • Representing the company within the security community and with customers on topics related to the security of our products and services.
  • Recruiting, selecting, and mentoring a team of security professionals to support the security function as the company continues its growth and expansion.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of security design and architecture experience.
  • Experience with compiled, interpreted and scripting languages (PHP, Symfony, C and Python).
  • Strong knowledge of secure software development lifecycle and practices such as threat modeling, security reviews, penetration tests, and security incident response.
  • Understanding of security by design principles and architecture level security concepts.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging security techniques for exploiting security vulnerabilities.
  • Understanding of Agile software development practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate diverse groups, help negotiate priorities, and resolve conflicts among project stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technical leadership experience in the software security field.
  • Driven to influence software security across an organization.
  • Generous Equity Option package
  • Unlimited vacation Days
  • Education reimbursement
  • 401k match up to 6% and it is fully vested after 2 years
  • If you are single 100 percent of your health plan is covered. If you have a family, they will cover 75% of your plan.
  • Up to $250/yr on gym membership
  • Pet insurance 100% paid
  • Frequently catered lunch and breakfast as well as fully stocked kitchens