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Bank of America Static Application Security Testing Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is the process of scanning source code for security vulnerabilities and manually triaging the results. Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) scans running applications for exploitability. The Application Security Consultant at Bank Of America conducts SAST testing, and correlates the results with DAST, to determine the true risk an internally-developed application present to the Bank.

On a daily basis, Application Security Consultants (ASC) will scan the source code of the Bank’s critical Web and mobile applications and manually triage the results. They will correlate these results with DAST and conduct follow-on penetration tests as needed. They will also continuously advise development teams at the Bank on how to remediate issues, including coding proof-of-concept solutions. Application Security Consultants (ASC)will collaborate ona larger Information Security team, which includes ethical hackers and Application Security Engineers (ASE).

Core responsibilities include:

  • Conducting static analysis (source code scanning)

  • Correlating static and dynamic analysis results and running dynamic scans(penetration testing)

  • Advising dev teams on secure coding practices for addressing findings

  • Coding proof of concepts to demonstrate security remediation

  • Collaborating with application security engineers to tune scanners

Core languages underanalysis include Javaand .NET (web) and Android and iOS (mobile).

Qualified candidates will have:

Required Skills

  • Four year degree in computer science or relatedfield and / orfive years' experience inenterprise-grade softwaredevelopment

  • Extensiveenterprise developmentexperience in Java and/or .NET languages

  • Provable understandingof enterprise architectures and best practicesfor high-volume,high-availability web / mobile apps

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Android / iOS mobile platforms

  • Experience performing codereviews / reviewing resultsof static analysis tools

  • Knowledge of Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and remediation recommendations

  • Familiarity of vulnerabilities and attackmethods, includingRemote Code Execution(RCE), Cross-SiteScripting (XSS), SQL Injection (SQLi),etc. and howto identify, trace and remediate them

Understanding of OWASP Top 10

Enterprise Role Overview - As an experienced professional, provide advice to client management with regard to moderately complex security issues. Assists in the review, development, testing and implementation of security plans, products and control techniques. Coordinates the reporting data security incidents. Provides technical support to the client and management and staff in risk assessments and implementation of appropriate data security procedures and products. Monitors existing and proposed security standard setting groups. State and Federal legislation and regulations. Identifies and escalates changes that will affect information security policy, standards and procedures. Executes security controls to prevent hackers from infiltrating company information or jeopardizing e-commerce programs. Researches attempted efforts to compromise security protocols. Administers security policies to control access to systems and maintains the company firewall. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results. Work leadership may be provided by assigning work and resolving problems. Typically 5-7 years of IT experience.

Posting Date : 11/07/2019

Location :

Denver, CO, Union Station, 1801 16th St,

Chicago, IL, 135 S LA SALLE ST (IL4135),

Addison, TX, 16001 N Dallas Pkwy (TX8044),


  • United States

Travel : Yes, 5% of the time

Full / Part-time : Full time

Hours Per Week : 40

Shift : 1st shift

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