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Staff Application Security Engineer

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
13 Jul 2022


Job Title: Staff Application Security Engineer

Type: Contract

Location: Cambridge or Germany (Remote)

End Date: 01/05/23

Exempt from IR35 // 100% Remote Working

Our client are a global semiconductor company.


Testing web applications for security flaws identified in frameworks like the OWASP testing guide, and using a combination of automated tools, manual techniques, and your knowledge of secure application coding practices.

Working independently with little supervision.

Partner with IT and business units to conduct security assessments, address findings, and validate adherence to security guidance Evangelize security and drive company-wide environment hardening initiatives Provide security recommendations on existing and new applications Track data security findings to closure in a timely manner by partnering with business units, communicating solutions, and verifying remediation


Performing hands-on testing of multi-tier web applications using tools such as intercepting proxies and browser developer tools Configuration of automated web application security scanners Interpretation of scan results and the ability to manually reproduce findings, identify false positives, and demonstrate proof of concept exploits Understand and explain identified issues to audiences ranging from developers to management Understand and explain remediation guidance to audiences ranging from developers to management

Key Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.

5+ years experience in IT, Cyber Security, or related area.

3+ year experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, etc.

3+ years experience with commercial and open source web application security tools such as Burp Suite, NetSparker, sqlmap, etc.


Master's Degree in IT, Cyber Security, or related area.

AWAE, OCSP, or other application security and/or penetration testing certification.

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  • Job Reference: 656725840-2
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Microtech Global Ltd
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent