Application Security Engineer

Location: VA Vienna - Headquarters Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description


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Basic Purpose

To drive embedding security seamlessly into the product development lifecycle, the Application Security Engineer will serve as a technical interface and subject matter expert working with ISD and Digital teams.  The engineer will collaborate with NFCU teams and vendors to determine security requirements and support all phases of product integration, operations, and maintenance to ensure a secure Navy Federal environment. He/She will be able to work independently or in a team environment.


• Provide subject matter expertise on secure architecture, design and coding practices based on current knowledge of security threats and vulnerabilities that could impact the technology stack.
• Support definition of Secure SDLC standard to include security architecture, design and coding requirements for infrastructure, application and data to align with application security maturity model and adopt a shift-left approach for security.
• Evaluate various application security tools including SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST and Pen Testing and operationalize security tools for integration with CI/CD.
• Perform application testing and review security test results from scans and penetration testing to identify viable vulnerabilities that may be exploited and propose remediation solutions or mitigation controls.
• Develop security controls and processes for products and services developed and deployed for both on-prem and cloud environments.
• Perform threat modeling, conduct security architecture reviews and provide training to architects and developers to enhance adoption of secure coding practice within the product development lifecycle.
• Provide security related coaching and expertise to drive and elevate security expertise within the development teams.
• Lead security innovation and best practices in product development through collaboration and learning from industry professionals and consortiums

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or the equivalent combination of education, training or experience
• 8 years or more experience in the field of cybersecurity and/or application security
• Expert knowledge in security best practices, principles and common security frameworks such as OWASP, NIST and ISO
• Experience building secure software based on frameworks such OWASP, BSIMM and SANS
• Experience in software development including Java, Python, .Net and scripting languages
• Knowledge of secure architecture and design patterns for Web, Mobile and Microservices
• Knowledge of current and emerging threats and techniques for exploiting security vulnerabilities
• Experience securing cloud infrastructure and applications
• Experience with methodologies and security testing tools for threat analysis of complex applications and services including threat modeling, software fuzzing, static and dynamic analysis and penetration testing.
• Advanced organizational, planning and time management skills
• Advanced communication,  presentation  and analytical skills
• Desired: Advanced degree in Information Technology, or the equivalent combination of education, training or experience
• Desired: CISSP, CISM  or other related Information Security certifications

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180

Equal Employment Opportunity

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace.  Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability


Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need.
An assessment may be required to compete for this position.

Bank Secrecy Act

Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.


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