Application Security, Senior Manager

Key Role:

Establish and grow Booz Allen’s Application Security practice as part of the Commercial Consulting Team. Define the Application Security team’s direction, standards, and requirements for services and solutions sold to Booz Allen Commercial customers. Enable businesses to understand risks and overall security posture of their application constructs. Educate and influence client software engineering teams on cybersecurity best practices. Assist clients to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) relevant to their product and market goals around cybersecurity assurance. Work proactively with leaders across all levels to design, implement, and support solutions that ensure clients have a secure-by-design and best practice approach across the full application security lifecycle in addition to working jointly with leaders across application development, technical and enterprise architecture, software reliability, and cybersecurity to ensure application architectures and designs properly consider security best practices. Lead, hire, and inspire teams of Application Security Engineers and Architects to perform security posture assessments of development and operational systems, provide recommendation and remediation plans along with development, implementation, and support of operational models supporting solutions and services meeting client requirements. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with application development and developing, architecting, and implementing software security solutions

  • 3+ years of experience with leading technical teams in an Application Security field

  • Experience with managing across SDLC, including vulnerability management considerations, threat modeling, and modern development tools and frameworks

  • Experience in application security testing methodologies, including DAST, SAST, IAST, and SCA

  • Experience with software security assessment benchmarking using industry standard frameworks, including OWASP, SAMM, BSIMM, and SSDF

  • Experience with the integration of common infrastructure security technologies and solutions into business solution architectures

  • Experience developing and securing software with code scanning tools and CI/CD pipelines

  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities and prevention techniques and technology, security, risk, and compliance best practices

  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of common security frameworks, including OWASP and NIST

  • Ability to create collaborative relationships with colleagues and influence without authority


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