Senior Staff Product Security Architect (SSDL)

San Diego, California, United States


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At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can’t wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true. The future is ours, and it starts with you. 

With more than 7,400+ customers, we serve approximately 80% of the Fortune 500, and we're proud to be one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Most Admired Companies® 2022.

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Job Description


Work matters. It’s where we spend a third of our lives. And the workplace of the future is going to be a great place. We’re dedicated to bringing that to life for people everywhere. That’s why we put people at the heart of everything we do. 

People matter. Our people have a passion for learning, building, and innovating. Whether you’re an engineer, a sales professional, a finance professional, or anything in-between, our roles aim to provide each person with meaningful impact and plenty of space to grow.  

 About Digital Technology

We’re not yesterday’s IT department, we're Digital Technology. The world around us keeps changing and so do we. We’re redefining what it means to be IT with a mindset centered on transformation, experience, AI-driven automation, innovation, and growth.  

We’re all about delivering delightful, secure customer and employee experiences that accelerate ServiceNow’s journey to become the defining enterprise software company of the 21st century. And we love co-creating, using, and highlighting our own products to do it.  

Ultimately, we strive to make the world work better for our employees and customers when you work in ServiceNow Digital Technology, you work for them. 


Product Security is Shifting Everywhere and holistically improving the maturity of the security program. The Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) team helps the organization measure and improve security activities. The team leads product threat modeling, helps to improve security behaviors, and manages a highly visible security champions program. The team is both highly technical and strategic. 


As a Senior Staff Product Security Architect on the ServiceNow SSDL team, you will collaborate with developers and software architects on highly technical solutions and help the organization build secure and resilient software. You will be threat modeling software products and services to identify potential risk and participate in architectural reviews of products in development.  

A key part of this position is to ensure the continued success of a large and growing security champions program. You will help mentor security champions and assist them in secure software design. As a Senior Staff Product Security Architect, you will help security champions be successful. 


What you get to do in this role: 

  • Work on a wide range of technologies 

  • Work on complex architectural and technical challenges 

  • Participate in threat modeling activities 

  • Mentor and collaborate with development teams to adopt secure coding practices 

  • Work on strategic and highly visible security activities across the organization 

  • Be an advocate for security and participate in a security champions program 


To be successful in this role, we need someone who has: 

  • 10+ years of experience in software security (AppSec) 

  • 6+ years of experience in threat modeling software applications and services 

  • Expert-level knowledge in threat modeling methodologies such as STRIDE or PASTA and their applied use in fast-moving, iterative development lifecycles 

  • Expert-level knowledge of common web application vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10) 

  • Developer-level proficiency in one or more languages - Python, Java, JavaScript, and Golang preferred 

  • In-depth knowledge of software design patterns and their security considerations 

  • Expertise in authentication and authorization standards including OAuth, OIDC, SAML, JWT, and PASETO 

  • Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, digital signatures, PKI, TLS, and cryptographic hash functions 

  • Knowledge of cloud native technologies including containers, Kubernetes, and services provided by AWS, GCP, and Azure 

  • Knowledge of static analysis (SAST), dynamic analysis (DAST), and software composition analysis (SCA) security tools 

  • Knowledge of OWASP ASVS, SCVS, and related verification standards 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a highly distributed team 

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to business stakeholders 

  • A passion for security 


For positions in the San Diego Area, we offer a base pay of $ 166,230 to $290,970, plus equity (when applicable), variable/incentive compensation and benefits. Sales positions generally offer a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. 

Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

At ServiceNow, we lead with flexibility and trust in our distributed world of work. Click here to learn about our work personas: flexible, remote and required-in-office.

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Tags: Application security Automation AWS Azure Cloud Cryptography DAST Finance GCP Golang Java JavaScript Kubernetes OWASP PKI Product security Python SAML SAST TLS Vulnerabilities

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Country: United States
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