Senior Application Security Specialist

United Kingdom
circa £40,950 to £76,100 dependent on experience
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Working within the CISO department as part of the Security Consultancy & Design team, the Senior Application Security Specialist will be working with internal and external stakeholders (both IT and non-IT areas).

The main focus of this role is to manage and contribute towards the delivery of both technical and non-technical change initiatives lead by both business and internally within CISO; the role will involve engagement with stakeholders from across all areas of the Aviva business and its suppliers globally.

This role will require some travel to Aviva offices in the UK.

The Senior Application Security Specialist will:

Undertake application end to end security risk reviews of business critical applications and infrastructurePerform security testingDevelop and maintain secure coding and testing standards and guidelinesWork with the development and testing community, providing SME advice to understand and remediate coding vulnerabilitiesSupport the development teams in identifying false positives in coding scanning reports and maintaining Checkmarx’ rulesetsExperience / Knowledge:

CISSP or CISM qualifiedExperience in Information Security, ideally in the Financial Services sector;In-depth knowledge of information security governance processes and practices, including ISMS monitoring and control frameworks such as, ISO, ISF and COBIT, their relationships to other frameworks and their application within a financial services environment or other highly regulated industry.Good understanding of Secure Development Lifecycles and their application in an agile environment.Good understanding of security architecture principles and processes.Good knowledge of IT Operations procedures and best practices.Additionally experience in Penetration testing tolls and technologies, Security Testing / Scanning toolsets such as Checkmarx / IBM Appscan and development tools and technologies including Microsoft Legacy and .Net, Java and J2EE, Apple IOS, Android would be of a huge advantage but not essential.

Additional Information

Benefits include:

Salary circa £40,950 to £76,10029 days' holiday plus bank holidaysCompetitive on target performance bonusUp to 14% Company contribution to your pensionAviva flexible benefitsEmployee discountsSeason ticket loanShare schemeBring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Alex Stumpo in the Resourcing team on 07384 230713.

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