Job Summary

Sr. Manager - Application Security

  • Location:
    Marina Del Rey, California
  • Job reference:
  • Category:
    IT Management
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire

Our client located in Marina del Rey, CA has an opportunity for a Sr. Manager - Application Security to join their team.
In this role, you will work in a small team operational environment on a variety of security projects in a technically diverse environment. In this role, you will be responsible for 1) understanding business processes 2) building and implementing key security solutions; and 3) conducting and overseeing risk assessments, operational activities and technical security tasks.
An ideal candidate will have hands-on application security experience, and experience building and managing a team of developers, security engineers and outside service providers.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Close interaction with project managers and product managers to implement goals of the enterprise application security program
  • Designing security features and security solutions for a wide range of services
  • Collaborating with business unit managers to conduct application security risk assessments
  • Managing penetration tests and security reviews for core applications and APIs
  • Managing and refining manual and automated application security testing processes
  • Developing custom tools to test, monitor and enforce security across our applications
  • Researching security vulnerability disclosures and designing appropriate mitigations
  • Working with the Ops Team to identify server side vulnerabilities to facilitate patch management
  • Overseeing deployment of App Sec training for development and Q/A teams
  • Work within Agile Dev Teams to create application specific Evil User Stories
  • Developing and documenting corporate application security policies
  • Developing and managing application framework and library roadmaps
  • Developing and overseeing vendor contract requirements /SLA’s / POC’s
  • Coordination with Ops and Dev Teams on DB and application hardening, standardization of server images / containerization


  • Experience with providing project management for application security projects.  
  • Experience in coding applications and secure coding practices
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with developers, business managers and IT engineers
  • Ability to build and manage a team of technical application security architects and engineers
  • Passionate about security and protecting data and services provided to our community
  • Knowledge of all aspects of secure development lifecycle, threat modeling, and web application security assessments
  • Knowledge and experience with both automated tools and manual techniques used to identify web application and web service vulnerabilities and attack methods including the OWASP top 10.
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities with attention to detail and the ability to dive deeply into issues
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, with 12 years or related experience or a Master’s degree with 10 years of related experience.   
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong command of the English language
  • Capable of carrying out complex tasks and projects to completion, with minimal supervision
  • Capable of interpreting project and task requirements and selecting appropriate methodologies to fulfill them
  • Experience implementing application security frameworks such as SAMM or BSIMM
  • Knowledge of common web app and web services vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10)
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and risk assessments
  • Relevant professional certifications from industry organizations such as GIAC, ISC2, ISACA desired
  • Flexibility and interpersonal skills coupled with IT security background strongly preferred
  • Experience implementing and working with defect trackers such as ThreadFix, Defect Dojo desired


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