• Application Security Architect - Technology Risk

    Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    Technology Risk
    Employment Type

    Division Description

    We’re a fast-moving global team of dynamic engineers who provide innovative technology solutions to create further efficiencies and help our business deliver greater value to their clients. Technology plays an increasingly fundamental role at the firm and we pride ourselves on transparency, standardization, commerciality, testing, automation and accountability. We value professional excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit and as the role of technology in our business continues to change, it presents many opportunities for our people to evolve, collaborate and innovate.


    Technology Risk

    The Technology Risk team protects the systems and data of our firm and our clients, equips our people with understanding and tools to measure risk and enable the use of technology, and evangelizes controls monitoring solutions.


    The team encompasses Information Security, Governance, Measurement and Security and Incident Response. The global Technology Risk team currently has presence in New York, London, Tokyo, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Zurich, Moscow, Dallas and Beijing. It covers all technology and business areas including subsidiaries and affiliates globally.



    Support the Technology Risk Advisory function by being a part of a highly technical staff that assess risk, identify risk and advice on risk. In this role, you will be reviewing Software Architecture designs and helping identify detrimental architecture flaws earlier in the SDLC. You will be required to leverage your Application Security knowledge to guide developers and architects on how to build secure software.



    • 2+ years’ experience in one or more technical roles (focusing in application and/or cloud security).
    • Prior experience in performing Threat Modelling or Secure Design Reviews.
    • Knowledge of most common Application Security vulnerabilities – e.g., OWASP Top 10 and cloud security gaps.
    • Familiarity with Security standards such as OWASP Testing Guide, OWASP ASVS, NIST and Sans top 20.
    • Common security controls and how they apply to different designs and systems including but not limited to secure authentication, access controls, encryption (at rest/ in transit), IDS/IPS, DLP, malware etc.
    • Experience in application vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of web, thick-client, or mobile applications.
    • Working knowledge of application security tools such as fuzzers, scanners, debuggers, decompilers, proxies, simulators, etc.
    • Familiarity with modern and common web stack technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML5, AJAX, REST, etc.) and platforms (e.g. DropWizard, Springboot, AngularJS, React Tomcat, .Net, Sybase, MS SQL, MongoDB, etc.).
    • Familiarity with common cloud services, recommended security best practices and secure deployment patterns. AWS is preferred.
    • Understanding of core cryptography concepts (Encryption, Hashing, HMAC, digital signatures) and how they are applied and attacked in web applications (e.g. TLS attacks, CBC attacks).
    • Ability to analyse protocols (OAuth, SAML), flows and interactions in a system design to evaluate gaps.
    • Ability to identify threats, abuse cases, and gaps in the design before it is implemented.
    • Good written and oral communication to be able to articulate risks to both technical and management stakeholders.



    • Experience in crafting custom proof of concept application exploits using testing tools/frameworks or scripting exploits in Python, Perl, JavaScript, Shell scripting, etc.
    • Knowledge of network, application and operating system security risks.
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, System/Computer Engineering, Cyber-Security, or Information Security.
    • Experience or trainings in related disciplines e.g. computer science, computer security, software development, system design, open source frameworks, encryption schemes, etc.
    • Experience doing architecture review of Mobile applications.
    • Experience in performing code review of popular web application programming languages (Java, Javascript, C++, C#, Python, Perl, optionally Objective-C, etc.)



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