Application Security Director

Experian Information Solutions in Allen, TX

  • Industry: Defense/Security Clearance - Others
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $95,275.00 - 49,420.00 / Year*
position filled

ExperianGlobal Application Security team is responsible for protecting personallyidentified information assets against cyber threats for customers in more than 40countries and across Experian's business units which include 17,000+ employees.Experian Global Application Security involves supporting its business with theoptimal combination of people, processes and technologies to providesituational awareness through the detection, containment, and remediation oftechnology threats across the enterprise.

Currently, Experian is seeking a motivated, career andcustomer oriented team member to join our team in Allen Texas.Thisrole will be a leader that takes the Application Security program in Experianto the next level of maturity by enabling DevSecOps and supporting Agiledevelopment. The person shall be instrumental in building out global servicesthat are scalable, available and customer focused. This is a growing team, withsenior leaderships support and visibility. This role is involved in projects orissues of high complexity, visibility and that requires an individual who canquickly think on their feet, challenge the status quo, and rapidly move fromideation to delivery working across multiple organizations, countries andcultures.This positionwill report to Head of Product and Cloud Security


Leada team of Application Security Professionals responsible for helping thebusiness manage and reduce Experians risk on applications..

Successfulcandidate will be a strong technologist with pragmatic view and creative mind,and a natural collaborator with LoB security architects, engineers, and seniormanagement.

Theperson is expected to lead through influence, communicate effectively throughclarity of thought and demonstrated understanding of business and technicalrequirements.

Communicateleading industry practices by giving presentations, working with project teams,and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies,and otherwise defined leading practices

Encourageresearch focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reducecosts, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities,reduce risks, and increase security

Develop and maintainKPIs to help project resource requirements, and forecast sub-contractorusage.

Monitors and reports progress,problems and solutions in a timely manner. Follows through to

Manages vendor relationshipseffectively partnering with them for best results and holding them accountablewhen required.


10years of hands on Application Security experience with at least 5 years inmanaging and leading a team.

Extensiveknowledge of information and technology security management technologies,methods, standards, and processes as well as knowledge of compliance, legal,internal / external audit & regulatory requirements.

Strong Expertise with Open SourceSecurity Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application SecurityProject (OWASP), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Special Publications

Strongexpertise in the collaboration, facilitation and coordination with the businessunits for the mitigation of risks.

Strongunderstanding of Application Design, DevOps, TCP/IP fundamentals, networkprotocols, system administration and network architectures.

Experienceand exposure to large organizational implementations of vulnerabilitymanagement programs, with specific emphasis on application security, metricsdevelopment and reporting.

Experiencewith programming at least one of the following: Perl, Python, ruby, bash, C orC++, C#, or Java, including scripting and editing existing code

Knowledgeof Web Frameworks such as Spring, Struts Hibernate, ASP, JSP etc and APIs(JSON/REST/SOAP)

Understandingof APIs (JSON/REST/SOAP) An aptitude for technical writing,including assessment reports, presentations and operating procedures.

Strongproblem solving and project execution skills. Ability to handle changingpriorities and drive difficult decisions.

Abilityto solve very complex security issues that span multiple components in anApplication infrastructure.

Abilityto lead and motivate the team to achieve tactical and strategic goals.

Knowledgeof common information security management frameworks, including but not limitedto: ISO 27001/27002, ITIL, COBIT and NIST is desired.

Professionalsecurity management certification, such as a CISSP, CISM, CEH, OSCP/E, GWAPT, GPEN, or GXPN certification(s) or other similar credentials,is desired

Personalityand leadership:

Thesuccessful candidate will be in the ascendancy of their career, have anincredibly strong work ethic, and demonstrate a hunger to drive change androll up the sleeves to get the job done attitude

Possessa strong technology background with the ability to challenge or validatetechnology decisions from a position of knowledge and experience

Possessthe ability to rapidly assimilate business strategies and identify high impactopportunities by applying creative problem solving solutions

Havea proven record of promoting innovation throughout the technology organization,encouraging individuals at all levels to think creatively and foster a dynamicculture throughout the firm

Trackrecord of working across multiple global locations, with a solid understandingof the challenges and benefit

Experienceof working in a matrix organization, achieving goals through partnership andcollaboration

Havea proven track record of executing on a strategic technology roadmap

* Estimated salary

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