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Senior Application Security Engineer

Job Req: 1775
Company Entity: Blackboard Inc.
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Senior Application Security Engineer

Chennai, India

 

 

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.

 

 

As a Senior Application Security Engineer, you will be a seasoned professional contributor who works independently with limited supervision. You will provide leadership to other team members and contribute to the strategic planning of our Application Security program. You will work closely with development teams, product managers (PM), and third-party groups (including the paid bug bounty program) to influence others regarding policies, practices, and procedures

 

 

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 reproducing 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

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 5-8+ years of 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 in preparing a security threat model and associated test plans
  • Experience with performing penetration testing as per OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, WASC, NIST or SANS Security Guidelines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and deliverables and manage dynamic priorities
  • 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:

  • Experience with CI/CD implementation processes and integration of security tools with build automation tools
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Organized planning and time management skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Security
  • Certification on CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) or OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Profession

 

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.

·          Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai

·          Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop

·          Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn 

·          Office provides lunch and snacks on all working days 

·          Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park

·          Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work

·          ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities 

 

 

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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