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Application Security Architect

First Data King Of Prussia, PA

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

The Application Security Architect is a results-oriented cybersecurity champion who can communicate application security risks to development, vulnerabilities to system administrators and threats to our business teams. This role will focus on daily security operations of several development teams. The ideal candidate can identify weaknesses in source code and clearly communicate those to developers. They should know the OWASP Top 10 and be able to speak to common software vulnerabilities in a deep and meaningful manner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Function as the primary point of contact for application security architecture, owning security design for all application development and SDLC activity
  • Analyze source code, applications, application configurations and business logic for threats, risks and vulnerabilities
  • Build and maintain the security functions of the SDLC, including IDE assistants, static code analysis tools, third-party library management tools, dynamic and interactive analysis tools
  • Perform/redesign routine application security assessments and penetration tests
  • Provide application security architecture expertise to developers, architects and testers for building resilient products
  • Prepare and present application risk information for our security team
  • Develop high-level application security policies and procedures
  • Lead our technology infrastructure teams in developing application hardening standards
  • Ensure application security control implementations are complete and accurate, and regularly test control effectiveness
  • Educate developers on application security best practices
  • Develop and maintain rule sets for web application firewalls (WAF)
  • Manage the development of hardened application containers


Job Requirements

  • Subject matter expertise in software development and/or security engineering is required
  • 5+ years of application security design/architect experience
  • Expertise with core IT security and architectural components: firewalls, switches, routers, VPN, authentication, encryption, IPS, traffic management, storage, databases, virtualization, automation, configuration management
  • Previous skills in one or more programming languages (Java, C#, Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of modern languages and frameworks preferred (Angular, Spring/boot, Aurelia, React, etc.)
  • Well versed with containerization architectures (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) preferred
  • Must possess demonstrable knowledge of modern cryptography
  • Strong background utilizing cybersecurity frameworks and application security models such as CIS, ISO 27001/2, SAMM, COBIT, OWASP OpenSAMM
  • CISSP, CEH, Security+, or other security-related certifications are desirable

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted January 5, 2019
Date Closes February 8, 2019
Requisition 2420810
Located In King of prussia, PA
SOC Category 00-0000.00