Application Security Architect

Job Reference: CWS-2401-704

Location: Brussels

Type: Contract 

Start date: ASAP

End date: Long term

Application Security Architect

My International client seeks an Application Security Architect to join the team on a long term contract assignment in Brussels. Remote working is not possible for this role and so candidates need to commit to an on-site presence in Brussels.

What will your tasks and responsibilities be ?

  • Responsible for continuous improvement of information security policy framework and for performing risks assessment, risks evaluation, and maintaining the relevant risk register.
  • Ensure synchronised work with the Local Information Security Officer (LISO) and internal organization’s operations work, on all domains of IT security, and particularly on the activity of IT security posture and improvement management.
  • Design solutions to enable issue tracking, metrics, and reporting to support planning, compliance, and remediation activities.
  • Keep oneself and the team up to date with the security trends, including threat intelligence, security services, tools, latest breaches, patch updates, etc.
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to identify security requirements.
  • Conduct analysis to determine integration needs.
  • Provide security consulting to the business as needed; Key benefiters will be application owners and system owners, to help them build secure applications.
  • Design, implement and perform security testing to improve the security posture.
  • Participate in building Vulnerability Management program and Penetration Testing program by identifying necessary process, procedures, techniques, tactics, and tools.
  • Apply security in the following areas: design of new software and web applications, of support applications under development and customize current applications.
  • Provide technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques on security in software development matters.
  • Work with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications are fit as compared to the specifications and technical requirements.
  • Generate metrics for the relevant activities and prepare reports on the vulnerabilities for management and/or auditors, as needed.


What skills and experience do you need ?


  • Bachelor Degree in IT or related field and at least 13 years professional experience in IT.
  • CCSSLP Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, or EC-Council CASE Certified Application Security Engineer Java, or GIAC Certified Web Application Defender.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in building and integrating large Java, J2EE applications.
  • Experience with: Java EE, SOAP/RESTful API and Micro Services, JMS, Java EE Application servers e.g. WebLogic, HTTPS, Angular, databases, XML, JavaScript, HTML, GIT, JIRA, Maven, Jenkins, Ansible, SOAPUI, Postman, etc.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Identity & Access Management (IAM) technologies, including OAuth2/OIDC, MFA, FIDO, Single Sign-On, federation, Digital Certificates, and LDAP and IAM platforms Ping Federate, Ping Access, Okta, ForgeRock.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in application security, threat, and vulnerability management, OWASP Secure Coding Practices, DSOMM, ASVS v4, CVSS and CVE, application source code analysis to assess the vulnerabilities impact and to provide specific recommendations to application teams.
  • Experience with cryptography and HSM.
  • Experience with DevSecOps paradigm and CI/CD deployment automation.
  • Experience with Dynamic Analysis Security Testing (DAST) and Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST)
  • Experience with application Security Testing tools and techniques, including penetration testing, vulnerability scans, analysing vulnerabilities, analysing the impact, assigning appropriate risk level, identifying relevant threats, threat modelling, corrective actions recommendations, summarizing and reporting results, OWASP WSTG 4.2.
  • Fluent in English at least at a level B2
  • Max. file size: 16 MB.
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