Application Security Engineer - AppSec

Sofia, Sofia City, Bulgaria

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“We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society.

We are a fast- growing company: today we have colleagues in 7 development centre across the UK and Europe, with offices open in London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City (UK), Krakow, Wroclaw (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Barcelona (Spain), with a satellite office in Stockholm (Sweden).

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture.  But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor

What would I be doing?

The main mission of the AppSec engineers is to help us build secure systems by embedding security in our SDLC. You will achieve this by providing expertise and guidance, working closely with the development teams, central AppSec function, InfoSec team and Security Chapters. We are currently creating a centralised team of AppSec Engineers with different skills sets and levels of experience, providing services to different streams. 

As part of the AppSec team you will do the following:

  • Working with development teams to provide them with help and guidance on addressing cybersecurity threats
  • Conducting threat modelling sessions and security code reviews, and training development teams on how to run them
  • Participating in security issue management processes
  • Educating and supporting development teams perform security activities
  • AppSec tooling and integrations like security issue tracking and SAST tools

As an AppSec engineer you will be involved in supporting teams of software engineers including security practices to their SDLC and maintaining the AppSec tooling integrations.

The roles and responsibilities performed by the AppSec team are:

  • Working with teams to provide them with help and guidance on addressing cybersecurity threats
  • Conducting threat modelling sessions and training teams on how to run them
  • Participating in security issue management processes
  • Assisting engineering teams with organising penetration testing by dedicated pentest partners
  • Educating and supporting teams perform their security code reviews
  • Oversee in-stream use of vulnerability detection and reporting tools
  • Auditing, providing teams with feedback and guidance about their security activities (threat modelling, code reviews, SDLC practices)
  • Keep updated the SDLC security guidelines
  • Research security best practices in other organisations
  • Keeping abreast of new vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and associated countermeasures

What we would like to you to have: 

  • Strong interest in application security
  • Demonstrable programming ability with an in-depth understanding of underpinning techniques  
  • Experience in the full Software Development life-cycle from design to deployment
  • Ability to work in a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence engineering behaviours
  • Interest in continuous learning

Nice to have but do not feel hesitant to apply if you don’t.

  • Experience as an Application Security Engineer
  • Knowledge of backend and frontend web application vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of cloud environments

What we offer you

  • Great renumeration package
  • 25 days paid leave
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Free Share Plan program
  • Share Purchase Plan program
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • A choice of equipment (MacOS / linux / windows)
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

Anything else?

There’s a lot going on at Ocado Technology! Click to find out more about our values and our recruitment process.

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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