Application Security Engineer Lead

at JPMorgan Chase in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

We are looking for an Application Security (AppSec) Security Engineer (SE) Lead, to identify, quantify and proactively address security issues and changes in the code base of Employee Experience & Corporate Technology (EECT). The AppSec SE Lead will provide Security Assurance and focus on improving the end-to-end risk posture for EECT, and ensure appropriate controls are implemented across the technology landscape to operate within risk appetite. The candidate will be expected to influence effective risk and vulnerability management practices, provide governance and support to technology teams. This includes a threat driven approach to enable secure from the start adoption of emerging technology and application development. The person will be expected to drive effective risk & controls management and support the business through identification of vulnerabilities and control weaknesses and recommendations for improved security, and articulate the business impact and associated risk. The AppSec SE Lead will educate the business on proactive measures to remediate Vulnerabilities and deficiencies in code, giving guidance to application development teams as required. The Security Engineer Lead will be part of a global team, with colleagues located within the USA, EMEA and APAC.


+ Build and cultivate a culture focused on partnership, collaboration and transparency with the business and technology teams to deliver customer value and improve security posture of the firm.

+ Ensure technology risk impacting the business is effectively identified, quantified, communicated and managed, including recommendations for resolution and identifying the root cause/key themes.

+ Embed threat modelling, solutions architecture, secure code review into product and application teams so they are secure from the start and compliant with risk policies and regulatory obligations.

+ Serve as a point of escalation and subject matter expert for IT Risk and Cyber domains, including vulnerability management, data protection, cloud and application security.

+ Interface with Lead ISMs, Technology Leadership and Application Development teams on an on-going basis for business as usual risk activities, reporting and project initiatives.

+ Embrace the firm’s Cybersecurity and Technology Controls (CTC) control framework, Standards and Control Policies and ensure business adheres to those controls.

+ Continuously educate the application development community on CTC AppSec Products and Controls.

+ Evangelist of leading application scanning toolsets (Static scans, Open Source Software scans, Pen Tests, Dynamic Scans, Secure Design Reviews etc.)

+ Communicate and consult to Governance & Controls ISMs, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Development Officers and their staff to efficiently identify application remediation actions, where necessary.

+ Analyze, communicate and track new and emerging vulnerabilities near real time, and proactively disseminate required knowledge to stake holders

+ Develop and maintain strong relationships with in house technology teams; be recognized as an AppSec SME.

Essential Experience:

+ Leadership skills, sense of ownership, attention to detail and quality.

+ Ability to quickly appreciate technology policies, standards and procedures.

+ Excited to learning new skills based on requirements, opportunity

+ Demonstrated track record of continuous learning, growing own skills and knowledge.

+ Working knowledge of at least one programming language – JavaScript, Python, Java, C, C++ or equivalent is preferred.

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

+ Proven experience spanning risk and controls, and/or development domains.

+ Written and verbal communication skills with ability to effectively communicate and present security risk concepts with business and technology partners

+ Analytical skills including solving and communicating complex problems, data analytics, measurement and reporting needed to drive continuous improvement.

Additionally preferred:

+ Collaboration, bias for action and experience working within fast paced, complex and high performing Digital/Agile/Scaled Agile teams

+ Certification in Public Cloud Technology from one of the major Cloud Service Providers (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)

+ experience working in regulated industries, in particular leveraging technology standards, frameworks, compliance, and industry recognized best practice / standards (e.g. NIST)

+ experience working in a matrix management model across globally diverse, virtual teams to deliver strategic initiatives and commitments, ideally leveraging product and Agile principles.

+ Understanding of the external threat landscape, threat actors, adversary tactics & techniques, and industry trends

If you don’t tick all the boxes but are interested in the role, please still apply…

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the “WELL Health-Safety Rating” for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm’s current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm’s vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

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Job Posting: JC222446471

Posted On: Aug 31, 2022

Updated On: Dec 19, 2022

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