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Application Security Testing Analyst - Vulnerability

Company: Highmark Inc.
Location: Remote
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description :


This job is responsible for assisting in application security testing, including source code review, automating application security testing process and developing application security solutions to influence organizational efficiency and security. Assists in evaluating security risk assessments and presenting security information to workforce and management. Serves as a resource to the workforce regarding security based questions and problems. Operates as a resource to the Associate Application Security Testing Analysts.


  • Work jointly with Development Teams, QA, Architects and Security teams to review application code and to tune selected tools for evaluation and reporting on security posture of applications and back-end systems.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in conducting web and mobile application security vulnerabilities assessments using Static Application Security Test (SAST) and Dynamic Application Security Test (DAST) using scanning tools / manual checks and notify the appropriate teams to take necessary actions.
  • Complete project tasks to enable the on time, within budget and scope delivery of information security projects.
  • Design, build and maintain tools/processes to effectively secure DevOps platform
  • Implement a program to integrate security into the build/release pipelines to validate the code is secure before it goes to production
  • Stay current on security industry trends and topics, and evangelize those concepts within the organization
  • Ability to configure Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Perform Secure Monitoring/Logging/Analysis/Tuning: Kibana, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Nagios, Splunk, Prometheus, etc. Familiarity with Risk and Security Assessment
  • Assists in the identification of potential security exposure that may currently exist or may pose a potential future threat to the organization.
  • Troubleshoots security issues, evaluates security risk assessments and presents security information to workforce and management.
  • Apply an understanding of modern web application development languages necessary to communicate mitigating controls and potential remediation activities.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations governing data security, or privacy.
  • Assist workforce with security based questions and problems.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor's Degree Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering, or related field


  • 6 years of related and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree


  • None



  • 3 years of Information Security and Systems Analysis
  • 3 years with Technology Platforms and Application Development tools
  • 3 years with Business Processes
  • 3 years with the Software Development lifecycle


  • Familiarity with Risk and Security Assessment

  • Understanding of security concerns for computer systems, networks, and services, such as databases.

  • Familiar with Procedural Automation: Python 2.7, Ruby, Perl, and Bash

  • Ability to use Container Orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with DevSecOps tools and Processes: Git, Subversion, Git-Flow



  • None


  • Developer, Ethical Hacking, or Information Security related Certifications


  • Presentation Delivery
  • Familiarity with secure SDLC best practices
  • Application Security
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning/Thinking
  • Experience working with SAST and DAST Assessment using tools like Veracode, SonarQube, BurpSuite, or HP Fortify
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities.
  • Understanding how to read and review code in any of these languages: ASP.NET, Java, C++, C, Angular, Ruby on Rails
  • Ability to learn and retain new skills as required meeting a changing technical environment.
  • Understanding of Dev/Ops and Dev/SecOps

Language (Other than English):


Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company's Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee's responsibility to comply with the company's Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Keywords: Highmark Inc., Eugene , Application Security Testing Analyst - Vulnerability, Other , Remote, Oregon

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