Security Application Engineer

Optima Recruitment Limited
12 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Security Application Engineer

Estimate, plan and execute testing activities to ensure security of company products and associated tools and systems.

Job Description:

  • Analysis of IT systems architecture in terms of security and risk/ threat modelling
  • Review proposed security features of the product with the Product team
  • Automation of security testing process
  • Review security aspects of requirements specifications and technical design documents
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured security test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, plan, coordinate and execute secure testing activities
  • Carry out manual and exploratory testing
  • Design, develop and execute repeatable automation scripts
  • Run, document and communicate penetration testing results per sprint
  • Review and assess the results of external penetration testing, and agree corrective action
  • Identify, record, document and track bugs
  • Research current software security risks
  • Provide software security training and support to other members of the development team

Person Specification:


  • Full secure software lifecycle experience in a software house environment or large IT department
  • Familiarity with the support of software products designed with SOA architecture
  • Experience with code analysis and penetration testing tools
  • Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Web security knowledge
  • Awareness of security standards and frameworks relevant to the SaaS industry
  • Microsoft C#


  • Degree in numerate or IT discipline, minimum grade 2.2 or relevant experience
  • Relevant certification in Application Security or Pen testing (CSSLP, GSSP-x, CEH, GPEN, GWAPT, GMOB)
  • SpecFlow/Gherkin
  • Jenkins
  • Web Services WCF & REST
  • HTML/CSS web dev
  • JavaScript/JQuery
  • MVC
  • SOA
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (or similar)

Additional Information:

  • Based in Leatherhead
  • Competitive salary
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance Income protection
  • 23 days holiday plus 1 day for your birthday. Holiday entitlement will increase by 1 working day for each full year you are employed, up to a maximum of 28 days
  • Free parking

We appreciate the time you took to apply for this vacancy, however due to the high level of applications that we receive, we can only respond to successful candidates. In the meantime, please check out our website to read more about our company and privacy policy.

Optima Recruitment specialists in Permanent & Temporary Recruitment, including; Administration, Secretarial & PA, Accounts & Finance, Graduate Opportunities, Human Resources, Recruitment Consultancy, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Legal.

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