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Engineer IV - Application Security at Verisign

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Reston, Virginia

Job Description:

The Application Security Engineer level IV will play a key role in securing all software built and/or used by Verisign.  The engineer will work with application development teams as well as 3rd party organizations to ensure that security, privacy, and compliance constraints are built into the applications.  In addition to securing applications the engineer will be expected to help develop tools used by the security team to automate various aspects of the security stack. The individual should possess strong interpersonal skills, be highly motivated; results oriented; have excellent communication and presentation skills and be a strong team player.



  • Provide security recommendations as a subject matter expert for development teams during requirement and design phases of development

  • Validate vulnerability resolutions and ensure they are deployed to production in a timely manner

  • Tracks open issues and follows up with development teams to ensure they are being addressed

  • Participate in the change management process ensuring that all releases are reviewed by security before being approved for production

  • Provide guidance to application groups on application security best practices

  • Collaborate with development teams to support remediation of software vulnerabilities

  • Providing guidance to the product engineering teams on security testing



  • Ability to perform manual and automated application vulnerability assessments and document vulnerabilities which were found and provide recommendations for remediation

  • 8+ years’ experience in Information Technology

  • 4+ years’ experience conducting assessments using COTS software (Burp Suite, Fortify, etc) and other tools to ensure security of applications.

  • Knowledge of the OWASP Testing Framework and OWASP Top 10

  • Proficiency in currently accepted software development life cycles and associated standards and procedures.

  • Knowledgeable of the current application architectures (Single Page Application (SPA), 3-tier)

  • Methodical and organized; able to manage multiple opportunities, projects, and partners concurrently.

  • Able to multi-task and work independently with minimum supervision to meet firm deadlines.

  • Participate in reviews of work done by peers and provide constructive feedback.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and leadership skills




  • 4+ years software development using Java, C++, or scripting languages (Python, Perl, etc.)

  • Experience in implementing security assessments within a Continuous Integration pipeline

  • Experience with Unix and Linux operating systems

  • Understanding of cloud application security as well as software defined networking

  • Experience with multiple programming and scripting languages (Go, Ruby, etc.

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies (Kanban, Scrum, pair programming etc.)

  • Understanding of DevOps and security integration

  • Experience with API security testing