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Application Security Architect

St-Petersburg, Russia

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


As an Application Security Architect you will be responsible for increasing Security Awareness among Project Teams and making products more robust and secure.

This kind of goal tends to be very challenging and include lots of various activities: from communicating with Customer explaining what IT Security in general and Application Security in particular mean, advocating consistent approach to Security through the whole SDLC for both Customer and the Development Team, tracking and helping the Team with Security-related activities, going deep into project details, creation of security-related artifacts, making contribution into Security Testing, etc.

Another very common case is when Application Security Architect is involved on the mature stage of SDLC for security review of already existing product.

Responsibilities

  • Perform Security Audits for on-going projects: both Architecture and Implementation/Code Review;
  • Contribute in building Secure Architecture and Design for the new projects or making corrections to the existing ones;
  • Work as a Security Advisor helping to establish secure development activities in SDLC end-to-end;
  • Perform Security Trainings for Development Teams;
  • Communicate with customers and teams, be able to convey the message about importance of security, the ways of establishing it and the wrong ways of enforcing it (e.g. do penetration testing before release);
  • Communicate with all sub-teams: BAs, Developers, QAs, building consistent understanding of Security Requirements, main Threats, Mitigation implemented;
  • Be able to communicate and coordinate work with other Security Teams - Infrastructure Security Experts, Penetration Testers;
  • Work as a consultant answering particular questions related to security in development;
  • Work on Pre-sales making sure Security is addressed properly and taken into account in budget and effort estimations.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of at least one Security Development methodologies (e.g. Microsoft SDL, OWASP CLASP, etc);
  • Knowledge of main Security-related activities in development such as Risk and Privacy Assessment, Threat Modeling, Security Code Review;
  • Deep understanding of the nature of security threats, their classification;
  • Knowledge of most common implementations of the Threats (e.g. XSS, SQL Injection, XSRF, buffer overruns, brute force, rainbow tables, DoS etc) and how they match the general classification;
  • Understanding of main security principles, such as multi-layered protection (Defense in Depth);
  • Understanding of main areas of protection (Security, Privacy, Availability) and levels of defense (networking, infrastructure, OS, Application);
  • Understanding of mitigation mechanisms for every type of threats (e.g. validation, sanitizing, crypto-operations, etc);
  • Good knowledge of Security Features and Mechanisms provided by at least one OS (e.g. Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, etc) and development platform/technologies (e.g. Java, .NET Framework, databases, etc);
  • Familiarity with existing Security Standards (e.g. PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST, Common Criteria, etc) and what does it mean to implement compliance with them;
  • Familiarity with the tools for various security activities: Static Code Analysis, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, etc;
  • Understanding of basic principles of infrastructure security and penetration testing;
  • Ability to use the tools to perform actual attacks is a plus;
  • Certification in any security area is a plus.

We offer

  • Work with cutting-edge technologies and participation on projects in various domains;
  • Opportunity to work in a distributed team on an international project;
  • In-house education and training - Our educational platforms provide over 6,000 courses and trainings esigned to develop both technical and soft skills. Moreover, we have special educational programs for advanced specialists—Delivery Management School, Solution Architecture School, and Solution Architecture University. And even better yet, free English courses and conversational clubs are available for you right inside our offices;
  • Participation in mentoring programs for both technical specialists and managers;
  • Self-fulfillment opportunities beyond projects: we hold meetups and conferences where our employees act as speakers, invite trainers for speakers, and develop professional communities;
  • Relocation opportunities—both within and outside Russia (EPAM's offices are present in ten Russian cities as well as in over 25 countries);
  • We support flexible hours and occasional remote work;
  • Voluntary health insurance policy, including dental care, is available to you right from your first working day; in-house medical care is provided;
  • Reimbursement for sports activities plus in-house yoga trainings. Moreover, you will be able to attend training sessions and participate in tournaments (soccer, basketball, and volleyball) with our corporate teams;
  • Educational programs for children of our employees (in-house programming courses).