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Application Security Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Don’t just follow digital trends, Help create one. 

The Information Security Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Application Security organization, including performing pen tests, threat assessments, and leadership of the Application Security program. The ideal candidate should have experience in detecting security threats in the application space and can intelligently speak to the technical details of the threats. The ability to lead others and provide strategic direction of the program is a must.
Responsibilities of this position will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Drive excellence in mobile application security by analyzing industry best practices, trends, and with a deep understanding of mobile development.
  • Articulate mobile security risks to application teams and senior leadership.
  • Develop next generation mobile security capabilities with a focus on customer needs.
  • Lead both onshore and offshore team to balance managing emerging threats with operational tasks related to improving security posture.
  • Develop and implement continuous service improvements to Application Security Management program.
  • Works individually and with teams on both structured and unstructured assignments.
  • May participate as subject matter expert or lead multiple moderately complex initiatives.


Salary: Competitive

Opening date for applications: 14/03/2019

Closing date for applications: 11/04/2019


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations




Required skills:

  • University degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with others in English.
  • Significant experience in application penetration testing and tooling, advanced red team, or application security engineering and architecture, preferably in a large and distributed operating environment.
  • Experience on mobile security tools, including dex2jar, jadx, Frida, apktool
  • Strong knowledge of SAST and DAST methodologies for application security.
  • Knowledge of penetration testing tooling, including Metasploit, Nessus, Nmap, Wireshark.
  • Automation of key security tasks using Python and Bash scripting.
  • Possession of industry standard certification such as OSCP, CEH, GWAPT, GPEN and/or other relevant penetration testing related certifications a plus.
  • Demonstrated time management skills strong work ethic, attention to detail, able to multitask and have strong communication, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile, Waterfall, or Scrum.


Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme

  • Defined contribution pension plan

  • Dental scheme

  • Virtual GP

  • Life assurance

  • Income protection

  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days

  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option

  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans

  • Employee Discount Portal

  • Back up childcare/adultcare

  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).


ReqID: 19004880
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2019, 7:01:00 PM
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