Application Security Engineer

United Kingdom - Oxford

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At Veeva, we build enterprise cloud technology that powers the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer goods, chemical & cosmetics industries. Our customers make vaccines, life-saving medicines, and life-enhancing products that make a difference in everyday lives. Our technology has transformed these industries; enabling them to get critical products and services to market faster. Our core values, Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed, guide us as we make our customers more efficient and effective in everything they do.
The Role
Veeva’s Security Engineering Team is seeking Application Security Engineers to help keep Veeva secure and safe from attackers. Our team in Columbus, OH & Oxford, UK is growing, and we want you to join us!
This role has a broad scope, ranging from developing DevSecOps automation services, system integrations using API’s, Webhooks, or other custom integrations of Veeva’s infrastructure.  Development of automate processes of security tools, coloration of data through analytics, and design of integrated dashboards tools across our multiple platforms.  This role presents an ultimate test of one’s security knowledge and ability, along with the support of a team of highly skilled individuals.
An Application Security Engineer at Veeva is expected to be strong in multiple domains. Application Engineers in this role work closely with teams throughout the Security organisation, such as the Threat Intelligence, Application Security and Security Operations, as well as provide technical leadership and advice to teams and leaders throughout Veeva. 
Engineers in this role must show exemplary judgment when making technical trade-offs between short-term fixes, risk management, long-term security needs and business goals. They must also demonstrate resilience and navigate difficult situations with composure and tact. Individuals in this role will be expected to provide thought leadership for the organization as you discover, invent, and innovate throughout the course of their duties. Above all else, a strong sense of customer obsession is necessary to focus on the ultimate goal of keeping Veeva and its customers secure. This is a remote position.
This is a work anywhere, full-time permanent role with Veeva. Our work processes are designed so that you can be productive in the environment that works best for you. There is no work location requirement if you are in close proximity to one of our EU hubs, Barcelona, Paris, Frankfurt, or Budapest.

What You'll Do

  •  Identify applicable industry best practices and consult with Development teams on methods to continuously improve the risk posture. Develop and enhance practices to align application development with the NIST 800-53 security framework to satisfy business and regulatory requirements to comply with SOC, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, HiTrust, and HIPAA.
  • Implement secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), design security policy, standards and controls including oversight of remediation activities. Conduct vulnerability reviews against Internet Information Services, Apache, application program interfaces (API) and associated cryptographic functions and exchanges. 
  • Orchestrate and execute application security risk assessments independently with little or no guidance. Assess applications, design threat models, document potential risk vectors, check for code vulnerabilities, recommend proportional controls and ensure risks are resolved expeditiously. 
  • Ensure AWS, SaaS and our cloud native application security configurations and exchanges are free of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). Deploy applications for static and dynamic code testing. Research trends to meet future information security requirements.
  • Create and maintain integrated security dashboards pulling multiple security systems into a unified global view.
  • Investigate application security vulnerabilities, third party libraries, and validate high and critical penetration test findings.  Train other members of the application security engineers, developers or platform engineers regarding security best practices both in coding and tools.
  • Assist in Security Incident Response and Cyber Forensics during and post an incident and assist in reverse engineering the attack and designing security controls.
  • Troubleshoot complex implementations of SAST, DAST and SCA solutions with Veeva product teams and vendor support teams, professional services, and customers in order to provide satisfactory resolution.  Technically document in detail, lessons learned, viable solutions to problems, workarounds, feature requests, defects, and other knowledge so that it may be shared with appropriate teams within SAST, DAST and SCA tools. 


  • BSc in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of work-related experience as Application Security Engineer, Application Security Developer or Sr. Application Security Analyst, scoping and recommending static and dynamic application security tools, collaborating with Application Development teams on projects, scanning code for vulnerabilities and CVEs, reducing threat vectors in AWS, API and in on premise application environments
  • Knowledge and understanding in various disciplines such as security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
  • Experience with one or more interpreted or compiled languages: Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, C/C++, Java, C#
  • Programming and Software development experience with one or more: Python, JAVA, Java Script, PowerShell, Bash scripting
  • Experience with cloud service providers and their offerings, preferably AWS and its various technologies and APIs
  • Knowledge of core security concepts such as web application firewalls, IDS/IPS, network security (Layer 2, 4 & 7), application vulnerability management
  • Familiar with Jenkins, Bamboo, CI/CD Pipeline, and other automation tools
  • SDLC, ITIL, Agile development methods and testing
  • Experience with Redhat, AWS Linux, AWS Linux 2, Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019 etc
  • Understanding of OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 20, NIST 800-53, CIS, CSC, or other security standards
  • Well versed in web application design, penetration testing, application risk assessment and risk categorization
  • Experience with VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes, and other virtualization technologies. 

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • Industry security certifications such as CISSP, CEH or others
  • Experience in CTF competitions, CVE research
  • Experience in Web and Mobile (Android/iOS) based application/service assessment
  • Experience in reverse engineering and associated tooling such as IDA
  • Knowledge of fuzzing, memory corruption and exploit development
  • Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.
Job tags: Analytics Automation AWS C CEH CISSP Cryptography CTF Docker Forensics HIPAA HITRUST IDS Incident response IPS ISO 27001 Java Kubernetes Linux Network security NIST Penetration testing Perl PHP PowerShell Python Risk assessment Risk management Ruby SaaS SANS Threat intelligence Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management Windows
Job region(s): Europe
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