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Application Security Engineer

Warrington / United Kingdom


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Your Opportunity

As the pioneer, innovator and market leader in RPA, Blue Prism delivers the world’s most successful Digital Workforce. The company’s software robots automate transactions and improve operational efficiencies while meeting the requirements of the most demanding IT environments, where security, compliance and scalability are paramount. Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform of choice for the Fortune 500.

The Opportunity:

Blue Prism prides itself on its proactive approach to security and has recently obtained a number of prestigious accreditations including industry and world-firsts from Veracode which is regarded as the world’s leading application security authority. Following recent and significant growth and investment, we are looking for individuals with a passion for security, technology and self-development to join our application security team helping us to continue to deliver a product that is not only best in its field but also one that offers world class security and assurance.

As an Application Security Engineer, you will be working with numerous teams to proactively help secure our products, providing subject matter expertise in all areas of security and privacy throughout the Software Development lifecycle. You will be working very closely with the development team helping them with the secure design of new features and retrospectively assessing current features against new threats and vulnerabilities.

Daily duties will include tasks code reviews, threat modelling, vulnerability assessments, delivering security education and awareness and performing automated and manual security testing.

Our Ideal Candidate:

You will be a security focussed individual with strong communication skills that is able work in a fast-paced environment with a rapidly evolving team. It is essential that you are willing and able to adapt to new technologies and learn understand new techniques and methodologies.

You should have a solid understanding of offensive and defensive security methodologies and how they apply to software development. Experience or the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of web/cloud-based security and their associated technologies would be very desirable.

This opportunity would be best suited to someone from a development or testing background with an interest in security or from a security background such as application security engineer or pen tester with software development interest.

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Our Ideal Candidate

  • Awareness of common software security flaws and web application security best practices (OWASP top 10, CWE/SANS Top 25)
  • Knowledge of Security Architecture: threats, countermeasures, confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, availability and non-repudiation.
  • Good understanding of cryptography and its application to security
  • Experience in software development projects with good knowledge of SDLC and DevOps principles.
  • Good Knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages - C++, .NET C#, VB, JavaScript or SQL
  • Experience of performing security design reviews, threat modelling and risk assessments
  • Experience of Security testing and assurance
  • Good communication skills and a passion for technology and personal development
  • Working knowledge of cloud security service design approaches and concepts is preferable (Azure, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker or GCP).
  • Professional security qualifications are desirable (e.g. CISSP, Offensive Security, Sans Institute, etc)
  • Experience with static analysis tools such as Veracode, IBM Security AppScan etc
  • Familiarity with interactive and automated penetration testing.

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