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Application Security Engineer

Job Req: 1786
Company Entity: Xythos Czech
Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Application Security Engineer

Brno, Czech Republic

 

 

The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.  

 

 

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company. 

 

 

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.

 

 

Anthology’s Blackboard Data is a revolutionary solution that combines our knowledge of the data structures of our products with a wealth of experience and expertise in education, analytics and data science to provide products and solutions that answer the common questions and shared problems within education. These include student risk and retention, learning tool adoption and management of the student experience. This allows clients to save time by accessing insights across our SaaS EdTech tools in one place.

 

 

As a member of our Information (or Application) Security team, you’ll work closely with development teams, product managers (PM), Site Reliability Engineers, and third-party groups (including the paid bug bounty program) to ensure that Blackboard products are secure.

 

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Performing Web Application, API and Mobile Security Testing using both Manual and Automated Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • Proactively identifying potential vulnerabilities through manual testing · Supporting the bug bounty program by reviewing incoming vulnerability reports and reproduce issues, assessing the severity and impact
  • Performing automated scan scenarios to ensure coverage of dynamic functionalities · Learning and developing secondary expertise in Blue Team activities other than regular Red Team activity
  • Performing automation via code development and scripting
  • Identifying remediation strategies and supporting implementation for vulnerabilities in products
  • Staying abreast of newer trends in tools and technologies used for web application security
  • Working independently as a professional contributor with general supervision

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Experience in Cloud, Application or Mobile Security Domain
  • Experience with performing penetration testing as per OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, WASC, NIST and SANS Security Guidelines
  • Knowledge of current information security threats
  • Understanding of coding best practices and standards
  • Knowledge of application development processes and at least one programming or scripting language

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with testing frameworks in line with Web Applications, Mobile Applications, Web Services/APIs, Thick-client, Network and Cloud (AWS preferred)
  • Experience in both commercial and open-source tools like: Burp Professional, Nmap, Kali, Metasploit, Fortify on Demand, etc.
  • Experience preparing a security threat model and associated test plans
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Organized planning and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Certification on CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) or OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional)

 

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky 
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others 
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime 
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons
  • Countless walkable places to eat

 

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

 

 

Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 

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