Application Security Engineer in McLean, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 6/10/2018

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Job Number: R0026589

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Application Security Engineer

Key Role:
Perform as a key member of the corporate security engineering and operations team to design, analyze, evaluate, test, debug, and implement applications, programs, or systems for company initiatives on various platforms. Perform risk assessments for applications and underlying systems, recommend security requirements based on upstream business requirements, and provide security consulting to product teams from ideation to deployment, including identifying security flaws and suggesting remediation. Consult with business units on new product and feature offerings, including suggesting preferred implementation patterns and identifying areas of security risk for scrutiny. Serve as a champion for security to the business units and train and instill core security values in engineers, including exercising risk-based judgments and prioritizing remediation work. Focus on working with application project and development teams to ensure security controls and industry best practices are integrated into project life cycles in alignment with the security strategy and work with engineering teams to implement security controls for servers, clients, and network devices. Review and contribute to system architecture throughout the development life cycle to identify and mitigate security risks and work with technical and non-technical teams to define and document application security requirements, vulnerability validation, and manual source code reviews.

Basic Qualifications:
-8+ years of experience with IT, including host, network, and application security 
-Knowledge of using practical implementation to advise IT development and implementation teams on secure design and how to fix potential vulnerabilities 
-Knowledge of secure coding techniques
-Knowledge of Internet security issues and threat landscapes
-Ability to identify security gaps in infrastructure and processes, execute projects or initiatives to address them effectively, and translate vulnerabilities and gaps into business risks 
-Ability to partner with development teams 
-Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic environment 

Additional Qualifications:
-Ability to be an excellent team player 
-Ability to be goal-oriented with an excellent drive for success 
-Ability to discuss technical topics with individuals and groups with a wide range of technical backgrounds 
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with multiple levels of leadership on both the business and technical sides
-Possession of excellent leadership, program management, analytical, and problem-solving skills 
-BA or BS degree

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.


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