Application Security Architect - Maritz IT Services

Application Security Architect


Has overall responsibility for leadership within the Maritz IT Services' Cyber Security (MITS CS) team on matters relating to application security and related architecture. This role focuses on people, process and tools to provide a consultative service to Maritz Businesses and Application Development / Engineering teams regarding a secure SDLC to meet Maritz Holdings, Inc. established Information Security Policies and Standards. The role requires an understanding of application security principles and practices and working in an application development environment within a business. Through broad relationships and excellent communication skills, creates an environment where information security is perceived as a valued service by all stakeholders.

Duties Include:

  • As a member of the Maritz IT Services Cyber Security team, builds a collaborative working relationship with Corporate Information Security and Risk, Maritz IT Services, Enterprise Application Services, Business Unit application development and information security teams, and others to develop, promote, and implement sound application security strategies across Maritz.
  • Performs duties as the primary resource for business units and functions not having internal application security resources, and as a consultative resource for business units and functions having internal application security resources.
  • Determines application security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements against established Maritz security standards, risk assessment methodology, and client requirements.
  • Researches information security standards; conducts application security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; researches threats and attack vectors that impact applications.
  • Performs reviews to identify potential security gaps within the integrated systems of application components, data access dynamics and transaction flow.
  • Plans, coordinates, and takes a leadership role in the design, integration, development, validation and implementation of specific security policies, systems and services.
  • Mentors Maritz IT Services Cyber Security team and other IT staff members to enhance their knowledge of information security concepts, practices, tools, strategies, etc., and to improve the overall effectiveness of the information security program at Maritz.
  • Coordinates with Maritz IT Services Technical Training team and/or independently implements and manages training programs for developers on secure code development practices.
  • Ensure application security program aligns with industry frameworks such as the NIST Cyber Security Framework, ISO27001, FFIEC Cyber Security Framework, PCI, and others as applicable.
  • Leads security design and application architectural reviews.
  • Maintains documentation related to application security including the development of secure coding policies, procedures and standards, and ensures the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) used in Maritz entities includes necessary security checkpoints, code review methodologies, etc.
  • Collaborates with the Maritz IT Services Cyber Security team and business unit application security teams
  • Participates with incident response teams as a subject matter expert on application security.

  • Minimum of 3+ years in the following security functional areas: application security, authentication and authorization, identity and access management, dynamic application security testing, static application security testing, Middleware security, data security, and/or vulnerability management.
  • 7-10 years development/engineering experience using programming and scripting languages like .NET, C, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, SAML, web services APIs, etc.
  • Expertise in mitigating and addressing technology or application threat vectors
  • Experience with Web Application Firewalls, reverse proxies, and application security architecture.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of securing all major web server environments and cloud platforms based on OWASP top ten recommendations
  • Knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements across industries
  • An Information Security and/or Web application security certification; e.g., SANS GWEB or GWAPT, CSSLP.
  • Must have superior communication (oral, written, presentation) and customer service skills.

  • Experience in developing design and architecture documents that are easily consumed and followed by SDLC teams
  • Expertise in building a defense in depth infrastructure security architecture that includes security controls across multiple technology stacks
  • Experience and knowledge of security/access control administration best practices associated with applications, servers and networks associated with Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS, SAML, etc.
  • Knowledge of Information Security compliance requirements including ISO 27001, NIST, PCI, HIPAA and GDPR
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent.

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