Application Security Manager

Northbrook, Illinois
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Oct 14, 2016
Dec 13, 2016
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Job Description

CompoZed Development is growing daily – across our multiple Allstate development groups we've launched several products and we haven't stopped accelerating. We are committed to moving quickly as the number of projects and products continues to expand and evolve, leveraging our skills to assist the Allstate development groups in bringing the best solutions and services to market. As part of this program, Allstate Information Security is focused on enabling our developer's success by partnering with them and leveraging existing agile/XP tools (e.g., Jenkins, GitHub and JIRA) to integrate security controls.

Don't miss this opportunity to join an organization where your innovative thinking and technology skills can make an impact on the future of the way Allstate develops and delivers software in the future.

Job Description

The Application Security Assurance Program (ASAP) Team is looking to hire a Security by Design consultant supporting our agile, XP and waterfall development functions. The primary objective for this role is to work closely with development teams and Security Champions to ensure that secure programming practices are established and implemented. The team is specifically looking for an applicant that has experience in partnering with agile/XP development teams to define security aligned user stories, integrating security controls into agile/XP development tools and methodologies for both web and mobile applications.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead a team to establish, implement and lead a best in class application security program across multiple development disciplines
  • Provide training/training recommendations for Allstate developer community
  • Ensure security by design is integrated into the software development lifecycle
  • Partnering with application teams to
    • Ensure secure code practices are understood and implemented
    • Integrate security testing using development tools
    • Establish user stories (abuser stories) to ensure security requirements are captured and validated through test-driven development
    • Provide consulting services for coding best practices
  • Other security-related projects

Job Qualifications

  • Strong ethics and understanding of ethics in business and information security
  • Detailed knowledge of secure programing best practices
  • Minimum 3 years people leadership experience
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in application security
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of IT or software development experience
  • Possess current security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CEH)
  • Degree in either Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems Management
  • Detailed knowledge of the OWASP (mobile and web) vulnerabilities, tools and methodologies
  • Understanding of Waterfall, Agile, and Extreme Programing
  • Direct experience of continuous integration and continuous delivery practices with a focus of integrating security into pipelines
  • Understanding and experience with cloud technologies (public, private, iaas, paas) and security implications relative to building and deploying platform infrastructure and cloud native applications
  • Experience with the use of open source software in application development and a good understanding of the security best practices relative to OSS
  • Experience leveraging test-driven development and Agile/XP story development to drive implementation and validation of security controls
  • Understanding of common attack techniques
  • Understanding of iPhone and Android application development
  • Experience working with a large engineering and user experience teams, operating in an Agile environment where features and prioritizations evolve quickly
  • Understanding and familiarity with common code review methods and standards
  • Knowledge of common security requirements within ASP.NET application
  • Knowledge of standard SDLC practices
  • Experience with web application vulnerability scanning tools (e.g., IBM AppScan, HP Webinspect, Accunetix, NTO Spider, Burpsuite Pro)
  • Experience with static analysis tools (e.g., IBM Appscan Source, HP Fortify)
  • Experience with high level programming languages (e.g., Java, C, C++, .NET (C#, VB))
  • Experience with web application development (e.g., ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, J2EE, JSP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leveraging BISSM6/BISSM 7 to establish strong secure application development functions
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools (e.g., Qualys, Nessus, Nexpose, Saint)

This position can be located anywhere in USA. This position will require 30-50% travel.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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