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Chicago IL Allstate

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Job Description

**In addition to Chicago, IL, we are open to candidates in the Charlotte, NC & Dallas/Fort Worth, TX markets to work in our offices in those locations.**

Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures (ATSV) team is embarking on a journey to integrate security inside the software development lifecycle.  Application Security is tasked to develop a security framework within the Allstate SDLCs, establish a software security assurance process, and work with product delivery teams to build applications securely from start to finish.

The Application Security Engineer will take ownership for integrating security into the development of Allstate’s applications.  The Application Security Engineer will work closely with the product and software development team to threat model, vulnerability scan, and pen test the early software, system, and network architecture and identify required control points in the application stack.  The Application Security Engineer will also work closely with developers to diagnose, document, and remediate application security vulnerabilities.  The Application Security Engineer will also be responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing application security related software in an automated continuous integration/deployment environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely with application development and platform teams to help formulate and implement a strategy for software security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization, including threat modeling and applications security advisement services.
  • Develop and maintain a balanced application security program based on a well-defined application security framework.
  • Conduct application security assessments / penetration tests and implement tools for dynamic/automated code reviews.
  • Ensure application design and implementation best-practice with role-based and appropriate access standards, as well as integration with Identity and Access Management environments.
  • Ensure compliance with society, regulatory, and industry standards for application security.
  • Continuously evaluate the organization’s existing application security practices, define and measure security-related activities, and demonstrating concrete improvements to the application assurance program within the organization.
  • Provide secure application development training to developers and provide guidance on the development of web-based training for ongoing awareness.
  • Conduct code reviews and penetration testing.
  • Develop and maintain unit and integration tests designed to ensure security controls are tested on every build.
Job Qualifications

**Ideal candidate would be 50% programmer / 50% hacker.** 

Examples of qualifications that resemble this profile are as follows:

  • 4+ years’ experience in software dev field such as Software Developer/Architect, Software QA, or App Security Engineer
  • Proficient in at least one of the following languages:  Java, .NET, Node.js, or Python
  • Understand application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven etc.
  • Solid business acumen with ability to work with App Dev, QA and Security teams
  • Possess a restlessness or desire to break into things
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10
  • Solid experience with establishing software dev policies across an organization
  • Excellent oral/written presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with senior executive leadership; proficiency in preparation of presentations and analytical reports
  • Understanding and passion for Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban
  • Solid Container DevOps experience
  • Familiarity with Metasploit, Burp Suite, Fuzzing, Gaunlt, and Jenkins preferred
  • Familiarity with code reviews and penetration testing preferred
  • PCF exposure preferred
  • College degree with advanced degree preferred.  OSCP, OSCE, or OSWE Certifications are a major plus

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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