Application Security Test Engineer - Relocation to Malta

  • Sofia
  • Lisbon
  • Niš
  • Tallinn
The role is hybrid, Malta based and the company can assist with obtaining the work permit.
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This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with experience in a security role and knowledge of scripting languages. Our client is a global financial technology company with more than 20 years’ experience in providing agile payment solutions for thousands of customers in 200 countries. They are looking to recruit an Application Security Test Engineer.

The Application Security Engineer will be an expert in offensive information security specialised in web programming and applications technology. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing, testing and operating advanced application software security techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture as well as performing on-going security testing and code review to improve software security.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience in a security role and a strong grasp of scripting languages including Java, C# or Python. The ideal candidate will be based in Malta or ready to relocate to the island.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Perform penetration tests against applications of advanced complexity, writing reports documenting report findings including vulnerabilities, potential issues, and strengths found during the test.
  • Maintaining the tracking of tickets for remediation of vulnerabilities and potential issues found during penetration tests.
  • Research and develop technology to automate security monitoring.
  • Evaluate commercial and opening source tools for penetration testing.
  • Monitor security controls and ensure the required security testing is accomplished before a feature is released to production.
  • Establish a security control baseline by identifying and documenting inheritable controls, selecting and documenting security controls.
  • Complete and process static source code vulnerability analysis reports for in-house developed applications.
  • Provide technical guidance to developers on discovering and remediating software coding security vulnerabilities.
  • Partner with architects and application development teams to develop secure software design.
  • Provide risk analysis for product features and architecture decisions.
  • Work in conjunction with the InfoSec department to support the company's commitment to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data.
  • Provide technical training to technicians and other operations/engineering groups on current and future technology.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in performing penetration testing and participating in designing security controls for software application systems, hardware configuration, and network architecture for an enterprise environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of web development and programming languages e.g. Java, .NET, Python, Perl etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP, networking, web applications, and databases.
  • Knowledge of network / infrastructure security.
  • Motivation to learn and excel in the field as part of the DevOps culture and transition to a DevSecOps role that includes modern cloud infrastructure systems such as Kubernetes, Docker, RabbitMQ and ELK.
  • Advanced experience using penetration test tools – both manual and automated (Whitehat, Burp suite, Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus and Wireshark).
  • Advanced understanding of proxies and fuzzing techniques for security assessments.
  • Advanced knowledge of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Vulnerabilities, testing procedures, and remediation recommendations.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to research, recommend, and document repeatable defence solutions.
  • Experience in Agile SDLCs including automated delivery systems such as Jenkins or GitLab CICD.
  • Ability to perform architecture and source code review.
  • Ability to effectively present to peers, co-workers, and customers.

An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.

To apply send in your detailed CV, in English. 

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Additional information

  • Yearly salary

    50000 - 60000 EUR

  • Employment type



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