Automation PEN Tester in Tampa, FL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  849773

Apex Systems has a direct hire opening for an Application Penetration Tester with an enterprise level Financial organization in the Tampa, FL area.  Client is looking for someone to perform secondary monitoring/defense of web based applications, and risk/high-level risk application design and architecture mitigation.

As mentioned this is a direct hire opportunity offering up to $120K/yr. + a robust bonus and benefits program including health coverage, 401(k) and an aggressive PTO program.

The detailed job description is provided below.  If interested, please email your up to date resume to Aaron Gibbs, Professional Recruiter, via  If you wish to receive job alerts from Apex that match your criteria please join our Talent Network/Job Portal via

Job Description:

Business Unit Description:

Our Risk Management teams work to protect the safety and soundness of our systems and are responsible for identifying, managing, measuring and mitigating a spectrum of key risk types including credit, market, liquidity, systemic, operational and technology in all existing and new products, activities, processes and systems.

The Technology Risk Management department is responsible for setting strategic direction in the areas of IT Risk and Information Security. They are accountable for maintaining CLIENT’s corporate security policies and control standards and acting as an operational arm for monitoring threat intelligence.

Position Summary:

The Application Security Associate is responsible for the security testing and risk analysis of CLIENT’s applications using various application security tools. Interaction with CLIENT developers (Application Development (AD)) to provide guidance, best practices and technical assistance in remediating application security issues will be part of the responsibilities.  The individual should possess strong application software expertise, along with excellent communication, and organizational skills. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct application security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews across CLIENT’s businesses
  • Perform code review across a variety of programming languages.  Use automated and manual code review techniques to identify application security vulnerabilities
  • Perform expert advice and guidance to internal customers on risk assessment, testing and in fixing vulnerabilities
  • Manage tools, servers and infrastructure supporting the application vulnerabilities testing and analysis program. Work with infrastructure, database and AD to ensure optimal use of tools
  • Conduct periodic application penetration tests, using either in-house or outside resources
  • Document vulnerabilities and work with developers on vulnerability mitigation
  • Provide excellent coordination with local teams (which includes vendor consultants) and various CLIENT organizations
  • Provides regular status updates on all assigned tasks and deliverables
  • Aligns risk and control processes into day to day responsibilities to monitor and mitigate risk; escalates appropriately

Leadership Competencies for this level include:

  • Accountability: Demonstrates reliability by taking necessary actions to continuously meet required deadlines and goals
  • Global Collaboration: Applies global perspective when working within a team by being aware of own style and ensuring all relevant parties are involved in key team tasks and decisions
  • Communication: Articulates information clearly and presents information effectively and confidently when working with others
  • Influencing: Convinces others by making a strong case, bringing others along to their viewpoint; maintains strong, trusting relationships while at the same time is comfortable challenging ideas
  • Innovation and Creativity: Thinks boldly and out of the box, generates new ideas and processes, and confidently pursues challenges as new avenues of opportunity

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