Application Security Engineer (USA Remote)


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Posted 5 months ago

Bugcrowd is the world’s #1 crowdsourced security company. Our award-winning platform combines actionable, contextual intelligence with the skill and experience of the world’s most elite hackers to help leading organizations solve security challenges, protect customers, and make the digitally connected world a safer place.

At Bugcrowd, we handle application security assessment at an epic scale. As an Application Security Engineer (AASE) you will curate and manage the incoming security vulnerability submissions to some of the world’s biggest companies’ bug bounty programs. 

Here are just a few of the reasons why we are the best: 

  • A tenure at Bugcrowd often means you have worked on not only one company’s security program but potentially on hundreds.
  • As an AASE at Bugcrowd, you will be exposed to the Internet’s best security researchers and their cutting-edge security testing methodologies. Our AASEs quickly become technically fluent in obscure/complex XSS, SQLi, XXE, IDOR, SSTI, SSRF, and many other vulnerability types. There is no other organization that offers the learning opportunity that Bugcrowd does.
  • You will be exposed to things outside of your comfort zone. We routinely run security programs for cars, IoT devices, embedded systems, mobile applications, and more!

ASE Responsibilities:

An ASE is responsible for assisting with triage and validation services for Bugcrowd’s managed programs. Under the direction of the Director of Technical Operations, you will take incoming submission data and curate it for validity, accuracy, and severity as well as communicate directly with Bugcrowd’s clients or researchers when additional information is required. Associate ASEs also handle Incident Response – escalating and communicating about the highest severity bugs to clients. Associate ASEs need to have strong knowledge of OWASP Top Ten type vulnerabilities. They also usually require a strong skill set in one scripting/development language, often to assist with the design or development of tooling for improving the triage/validation process.  Associate ASEs often take on special project management, training, and resource allocation tasks in assistance or collaboration with the Director of Technical Operations and other team members. Associate ASEs also help identify any broken processes (or platform functions) related to the triage/validation process and escalate those issues to Product Engineering.  

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or previous security consulting experience is required
  • Published and demonstrated passion for security assessment research
  • Proficiency with Burp Suite (or any other interception proxy) and a working level of experience with other industry standard tools (nmap, sqlmap, anything included in Kali Linux).
  • Demonstrable experience with OWASP Top 10 vulnerability classes
  • Ability to execute on individual projects but still contribute to the team
  • Ability to complete tasks on time
  • Strong organization, influencing, and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively allocate both internal and external resources
  • Ability to train other engineers on application security basics
  • Experience with assisting in growing a technical team

Ability to design or develop tooling for improving the triage/validation process (as needed).

Background Checks:

The company is authorized to obtain background checks for employment purposes under state and federal law. Background checks will be conducted for positions that involve access to confidential or proprietary information (including trade secrets).

Background checks may include Social Security verification, prior employment verification, personal and professional references, educational verification, and criminal history. Applicants with conviction histories will not be excluded from consideration to the extent required by law.

Job tags: Burp Suite Incident response Kali Linux Nmap Vulnerabilities