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Application Security Researcher

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Are you looking to make a real, meaningful impact on the global state of information security?

Join us as an Application Security Researcher to help address security issues at the source: insecure software.

This role will be focused on our Training group. The awesome thing about our web-based training platform is that it’s growing and has accelerated at four-fold pace just this past year. The offering is about applying learning technologies, modern instructional techniques, and data-driven metrics to help redefine how companies learn to protect their infrastructure and software from hackers.

You will have the opportunity to positively impact nearly every part of the world's digital infrastructure by helping shape secure software development for our clients: the world's largest financial services, software, healthcare, telecom, technology, media and industrial control system companies.

We are looking for an expert in application security, with extensive knowledge of software security issues such as the OWASP Top 10 and corresponding counter-measures. This position is ideal for academics with a passion for practical software security who are looking to work in research, application security consultants who are looking to focus on research and reduce travel, or developers who want to help influence other developers in software security.

Specific responsibilities include
•Staying up-to-date with the latest software security vulnerabilities and related compliance standards by monitoring conferences, reading papers, relevant websites, social media and mailing lists.
•Converting compliance requirements and law to actionable language for designers.
•Researching and defining broad threats and corresponding defensive controls/requirements.
•Building and/or working with experts on secure coding samples in a variety of languages, including Java, .Net, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, and more.
•Understanding and learning about a broad range of application types, including web, mobile, client/server, desktop, and embedded software.
•Understanding how to compile information in a manner that allows it to be converted into training courses for clients.
•Providing research output to a design team for building training courses.
•Aiding in the overall direction and roadmap for annual training course development.

Special Perks:

What We Offer

•Regular Friendly/Team Building Events - Paintball, Dodgeball, Boardgames, video games, etc. (Do you have what it takes to topple our Foosball champion?)
•Engagement with the security community by hosting events such as OWASP chapter meetings and other industry events.
•Learning and Professional Growth - Additional funding provided for upgrading professional skills
•Work/Life Balance - Unlimited Vacation and Flexible in-office hours schedule
•Great Benefits Package - Full health and dental insurance
•Employee Engagement in company - When independently interviewed through a 3rd party source 85% of the current employees indicated that they would be EXTREMELY LIKELY to recommend to friends and family to work for our company
•Monetary bonuses - Individual Performance Bonuses
•Hack Days - 10% of your work week is allocated to personal projects employee's are personally passionate about pursuing
•Leadership Development Program - For those looking to advance up the corporate ladder there exists a framework for training and leadership.
•Progressive Research - Innovation and hacking together next generation ideas/products, working with NFC/beacons, Drones and DDoS
•Engagement with the security community - Regular participation in CTF events as well as hosting events such as OWASP chapter meetings and other industry/community events.
•Universal Acceptance - We "PRIDE" ourselves in being an equal opportunity employer
•Free snacks and refreshments.

Must Have Skills:

Desired Skills & Experience
•Extensive experience and interest in application security.
•Strong written communication skills and desire to write.
•Direct development experience or past experience working with developers is a bonus.
•Preference to be based in Toronto and able to come into our downtown office. Telecommuting available up to two days per week.

Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Casual
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