Position Description

Application Security Specialist
Location DC, Washington
Job Type Full Time / W2
Job Code 859
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Application Security Specialist

DC, Washington 20535

Security Clearance: Public Trust – U.S. Citizen

Skills: Application Security Tools, APIs, SAST, DAST, AppSec, Security Testing

We are seeking an Application Security Specialist to work in support of a Department of Education program. Qualified candidates will have experience with Dynamic, Manual, and Static Application Security Testing. Prior experience building custom public-facing web applications is required.

Location Note: This is a remote position during COVID-19 restrictions. Candidates must be located in the DC Metro Area, when on-site work resumes.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting application security tools for integration with CI/CD pipeline
  • Performing design and code reviews
  • Performing vulnerability assessments and manual security testing of application components 
  • Leading application security testing, test plan, and application updates
  • Supporting established processes for documenting, tracking, and corrective actions for vulnerabilities identified 
  • Supporting A&A activities for application security 

Requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Current Public Trust or ability to pass a pre-employment Background Investigation (required to start work)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Studies in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or related discipline preferred
  • Experience with application security designing, building, testing, and operating custom public-facing web applications and APIs including:
    • 3+ years of experience with Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) is required
    • 3+ years of experience with Manual Application Security Testing (App Pen Testing) is required
    • 2+ years of Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is required
    • 1+ year of API Security testing is preferred
    • 1+ year of Mobile Application Security Testing is preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to work with a blended government and contractor team 



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