Application Security Specialist

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Information Security | Full-time

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About Us:

Whatfix is disrupting the way Application Support and Learning content is consumed by providing Contextual and Interactive WalkThroughs inside enterprise applications at the exact time a task is being performed. 

We provide enterprises with a Software Platform that allows them to create Interactive Guides or Flows that sit as an overlay inside any web application. Flows are Contextual - appear based on where you are in the application (location) and who you are (role). Optimal performance and adoption of any web application is attained when there is easy access to Contextual Information - inside the application at the time a task is being performed.

Your role will be working on implementing the security strategy governing the application. You will work with the various engineering teams to understand the product and business needs, provide expertise around Secure application and cloud service development, as well as define and own clear guardrails, alerts, and Security as Code (SaC) deployments to provide 24/7 protection from malicious traffic, vulnerabilities and other attack vectors.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help define consistent Secure Software Development Lifecycle practices for all Whatfix technology projects throughout the planning and delivery cycles that assure that application security risks are mitigated
  • Ensure end-to-end security of Whatfix products by hands on testing, hypothesizing threats, helping development teams remediating risks upfront and championing secure implementation efforts
  • Improve secure coding practices, application security requirements, automation, training, and metrics
  • Integrate threat modeling practices into the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Help build secure products and standards around emerging technologies and using existing standards and security practices
  • Perform Security Architecture and Low-Level Application Security Design review involving: Data Protection, Authentication and Authorizations, Web Application Security and Network Security
  • Collaborate with product development and solution teams proactively to manage software security risk aligned with business goals
  • Collaborate with product and solution teams to achieve Cybersecurity software security program objectives
  • Manage cross-functional internal and external team collaboration, evangelization, and communications
  • Develop and optimize processes to improve software development efficiency in the consumption of security development practices
  • Maintain an active understanding of industry practices for secure software development and incident response
  • Carry out and own closures for Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing for both Infra and Applications.
  • Perform both Manual and Automated Security Testing for identifying application vulnerabilities.
  • Perform periodic Configuration audits on Network Devices, Servers and other critical functions.
  • Performing code review across a variety of programming languages and provide recommendations for preventive and corrective actions.
  • Performing assessments of SDLC processes
  • Developing testing scripts and procedures
  • Other security-related projects that may be assigned according to skills
  • Continually evaluates Application architecture in order to enhance process design 
  • Evaluate suspected vulnerabilities, work with subject matter experts, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Document any special security requirements identified as well as protection measures implemented to fulfill these requirements for the information contained in the information systems.
  • Evaluating security products and recommending the solutions
  • Advisor to various projects regarding Secure Coding Standards, Security Information Management

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Deep understanding of OWASP Top 10 and CWE 25; with proven track record and experience in implementing and integrating remediation strategies
  • Excellent understanding of web applications, web servers, layer 7 application technologies, frameworks and protocols with respect to application development and deployment
  • Well versed in web application design, penetration testing, application risk assessment and risk categorization
  • Well versed (experience preferred) with driving and implementing secure development practices into SDLC (SSDLC); ability to successfully integrate security into a developers world
  • Success in implementing effective Secure SDLC frameworks across a large corporation.
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate security threats and risks to any audience and impress upon them the mitigation techniques and strategies
  • Familiar with waterfall and agile development processes and have experience integrating secure development practices into both models.
  • Familiar with code management system (e.g.: BitBucket), CI/CD system (e.g.: Jenkins), Docker, Kubernetes, microservice architecture, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in using SAST, DAST, IAST, SCA and fuzz testing tools
  • Highly effective communicator; well-honed influencing and negotiating skills
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution.
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently; able to negotiate and bring consensus to diverse priorities of product development and solution teams.
  • Software development domain and principles, including design patterns, code structure, programming languages, continuous integration (Bitbucket), continuous deployment (Jenkins), and deployment orchestration (Puppet, Ansible, or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of RESTful web services (client-server application)
  • Hands-on knowledge of Automation skills, Dev-Ops skills, etc.
  • Software development domain and principles, including design patterns, code structure, programming languages, continuous integration (Bitbucket), continuous deployment (Jenkins), and deployment orchestration (Puppet, Ansible, or equivalent)
  • Experience with Network assessment tools and Exploitations (e.g., Kali Framework, Qualys Guard, Nessus, Nexpose, Nmap, Metasploit, Saint)
  • Experience in performing static code review (e.g., Checkmarx, HP Fortify, HCL Appscan Source)
  • Experience in at least 2 scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby, etc.
  • Capable to assess an application using OWASP, OSSTMM, CESG, CREST, NIST, ISSAF, PTES methodologies
  • Knowledge of standard SDLC practices and flexible to work on Agile Module
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in application and network security
  • Experience with high-level programming languages (e.g., Java, C, C++, .NET (C#, VB)) and DAST code review will be an add-on
  • Knowledge of operating systems preferably Windows / Linux / UNIX (IBM IAX, Sun Solaris, HP UX, etc.) and network equipments.
  • Experience in providing technical oversight to other project team members to maintain engagement quality.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching staff and ability to lead teams under demanding circumstances to accomplish project team objectives.

 

QUALIFICATION:

  • Qualification Required: Bachelor/Master Degree in either Computer Engineering or Information science
  • Certification preferred: OSCP, CEH, ECSA, CPT, LPT
  • Minimum experience: 7-10 years in Vulnerability Management- Application Security and Infrastructure Security field;

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.