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Application Security Architect

Company: Cameron Craig Group
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Our $2 billion plus technology client seeks a Application Security Architect.

This is a Contract to potential full time role.

The job is 100% REMOTE but our client prefers local candidates that can go into the office in the months ahead when they are hired full time and the pandemic has abated.

Local candidates to the Chicago area are preferred. (Open to candidates that want to relocate, however no allowance is provided.)


  • Understand the architecture of applications including identifying appropriate security controls and partnering with the development and product teams to determine proportionate controls.
  • Be a liaison to the application development team, reviewing all policies around application development and bringing implementation-level recommendations to the developer community.
  • Lead architecture design reviews with senior development and product management staff to incorporate effective threat modeling and security standards into product design and development
  • Educate team members and all engineers on application secure coding standards and best practices, establish regular educational activities, recommend, and attend appropriate training
  • Improving and maintaining secure development standards in Agile environments.
  • Work with development and testing community, providing SME advice to understand and remediate coding vulnerabilities of applications implemented in various programming languages.
  • Work effectively with business technology teams to solve business problems with technical solutions
  • Review SAST & DAST reports, providing mitigation and remediation guidance whilst looking for areas to streamline with automation or process improvements
  • Aid in the development and creation of application / product security polices and standards to ensure that security in built by design into new products and services.
  • Aid in security advocacy to our customers and partners, help to tell the story about how company builds security in to the design of our products and services.


    • 4+ years experience working in or leading an application software security function
    • 7+ working with both cloud -based and on-premise technology software products and applications
    • 3+ years experience in securing cloud-based applications
    • Experience working in partnership with software engineering organizations to influence and build productive partnerships
    • Experience working in a diverse global organization
    • Knowledge of microservices architectures
    • Advanced working knowledge of technology to control and safeguard the collection, organization, structure, processing and delivery of data
    • Working knowledge of configuration and adaptation, deployment, design patterns, risk management and scalability
    • Must have an in-depth knowledge across of a broad spectrum of IT services and solution technologies
    • Strong knowledge on application security vulnerabilities OWASP top 10, SANS top 25 etc. and experience with Static Application Security Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing, and Software Composition Analysis tools.
    • Thorough understanding of SDLC, as well software security maturity models, such as Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) or OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM)
    • Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture concepts and tools.
    • Experience in any penetration testing activities against public and private infrastructure and applications would be a bonus.
    • Cloud Architecture and how applications/data can be managed and secured in the cloud as well as integration patterns to support hybrid implementation patterns
    • Demonstrated practice of keeping current with new and emerging tools and technologies relevant to Enterprise Architecture
    • Experience with securing Heroku is a plus


      Bachelors required. Preferably in Computer Science or Engineering.

Keywords: Cameron Craig Group, Hoffman Estates , Application Security Architect, Other , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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