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Security Developer

Vancouver, BC · Information Technology
On behalf of our client, Affinity is looking for a Security Developer to help secure products and corporate technologies. You’ll be working on identifying and recommending fixes for security bugs, design, develop and deploy security technologies, perform code reviews & penetration tests and provide advisory & guidance on security solutions. While based out of our Vancouver office you will report to the Director, Information Security. 
 
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with software development staff to develop tools and practices to support our client's Secure SDLC and controls framework
  • Develop significant security engineering components from inception to production with minimal oversight and guidance
  • Support the technical components of our incident response team by executing operational runbooks as required
  • Support and advise the Production DevOps teams in the design and implementation of a secure cloud hosting platform
  • Recommend and deploy tooling to manage security in the delivery pipelines as well as production systems
  • Conduct security assessments of applications by doing code reviews and provide mitigation recommendations
  • Perform penetration tests of applications using manual and automated methods to identify vulnerabilities
  • Provide advisory on security bug remediation to development staff and other security staff
  • Provide security awareness training to highly technical development and development operations staff
  • Participate in security incident on-call rotation schedule
  
Qualifications
  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or Engineering, along with cloud engineering certifications or willingness to obtain
  • 3-5 years of experience with at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar role, and 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following roles - application architect, system architect, software developer, system administrator
  • Prior experience as a software developer is an asset or having the ability to read and understand PHP, Scala and Golang source code
  • Experience working in a cloud (preferably AWS) environment with CI/CD along with extensive familiarity with Unix / Linux based operating systems
  • Solid understanding of application and database security concepts and architectural principles around authentication, authorization, session management, configuration management, data handling and cryptography
  • Thorough understanding of web and mobile application security vulnerabilities, including but not limited to the OWASP Top 10 list of vulnerabilities
  • Experience in providing solutions to and leading numerous security vulnerability remediation activities
  • Specific experience in dynamic application security testing using techniques and tools like Burp Suite, Nikto, Appscan, Paros, Fiddler, WebInspect, Skipfish, etc.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: works with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to the team and prioritizing group needs over individual needs
  • Creativity and Innovation: seeks new and better ways of doing things, generates original and imaginative ideas, products, or solutions
  • Customer Focus: demonstrates a desire to proactively help and serve internal/external customers meet their needs
  • Open Communication: clearly conveys thoughts, both written and verbally, listening attentively and asking questions for clarification and understanding
  • Problem Solving: uses an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems. Looks beyond the obvious to understand the root cause of problem

 About Affinity: 
Affinity is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility. 
 
For more information on Affinity, please visit www.affinity-group.ca  
 
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