Application Security Lead

Permanent, Belfast

  • Job ID: 476
  • Location: Belfast
  • Job Type(s): Permanent
  • Categories: Cyber Security
  • Posted October 11, 2021
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Enso is recruiting for a Application Security Lead, partnering with one of Belfast most exciting Fortune 500 companies and one of the largest brands within the US Medical Insurance Sector.

The Role

We are looking for an Application Security Lead who will play a key role in enhancing the application security strategy. This role will require someone who is comfortable communicating with development teams and leadership on our client’s overall security technologies and integrations in their multi-speed environment. 

We want someone who is motivated, uses their own initiative and will accelerate the effectiveness of a significant Global Security organisation.  You will play a key role setting strategy for application teams in the US & Northern Ireland to ensure continuous secure deployments of products and services. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Collaborating to redesign the Application Security Strategy
  • Driving a culture of secure software development
  • Acting as an Application Security Lead for our clients Northern Ireland team
  • Working with Application Stakeholders to integrate security tools, standards and processes into the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Defining and communicating metrics to show overall progress for the application security program
  • Assisting in secure design and advisement of current and future CI/CD standards, tools and processes
  • Integrating threat modelling practices into the SDLC
  • Providing application security test cases and penetration test validation
  • Communicating security risks and impact within applications to various stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Skills and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer related discipline and or 5+ years related work experience in related information security fields
  • Experience with Agile development processes and integrating secure development practices
  • Extensive knowledge of CI/ CD pipeline tools and technologies and how to secure them
  • Experience with enterprise static code analysis tools (Veracode, Checkmarx, Whitehat Security, etc.)
  • Experience with continuous integration tools for security unit tests(Junit, Mocha, xUnit)
  • Experience with enterprise application dynamic analysis scanners and proxy tools (Qualys, Veracode DAST, AppSpider, Burpsuite, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the OWASP Top 10
  • Advanced knowledge of various programming languages including C#, Python, ASP.NET, Java



  • Previous experience building out an application security program
  • Experience creating and enhancing processes that embed security in the SDLC
  • Experience in threat modelling (DREAD, STRIDE, SAFECode tactical threat modelling)
  • Salesforce experience
  • Security certifications e.g. CSSLP, CISSP.
  • Working knowledge of the Atlassian suite of products including Confluence and Jira


  • Highly competitive pay
  • Generous Performance Bonuses
  • Flexible Working
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private Health Insurance, Life Assurance
  • Progressive Parental Policies
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities.
  • 25 days off (plus 10 bank holidays)

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