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Application Security Architect in AtlantaGeorgia.

Application Security Architect

  • Atlanta, Georgia, 30339
  • Full Time

It’s great being part of a culture where entrepreneurship and teamwork are not just buzzwords.  If you love working with passionate people and desire the opportunity to grow, Floor & Decor is the place for you.

PURPOSE

This position provides strategic and technical direction for Floor and Decor’s CyberSecurity Application Security program.  As Application Security Architect you will drive best-in-class application security protection and preventive solutions, while encouraging creativity, teamwork and accountability.  You will also strive to provide true collaboration and service to our development partners.

This role requires the ability to develop and maintain appropriate measures to minimize application security risk and maintain compliance with enterprise security standards.  This role requires the ability to understand, guide and coach several groups of developers and development stacks.  Strong relationship building is required, as well as strong written, and oral communication skills.

You will be involved in a variety of platforms and leverage your experience in technology and security to assess risks and recommend solutions to protect and improve. Additionally, you'll promote security awareness among the application development teams and lead them in implementing controls and remediations to protect Floor and Decor against emerging Cybersecurity threats.

Facilitate and support the selection, design, implementation, and tuning of application security tools.  Provide both hands-on and high-level guidance for defensive coding practices based on mitigation of OWASP Top 10, SANS 25 software design flaws.  Interpret static and dynamic code activities for both internal and external web applications.  Work with the internal Applications Development function to drive the development of strategies, remediations and solutions for improving both architecture and application security.  Work with application development software and infrastructure engineers in designing application security controls across a range of technologies to include but not limited to legacy .NET, C#, Java, and containerized micro-services applications.  Prepare, review and deliver concise, well-written security architecture and coding recommendations and communications. 

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science (relevant experience can be substituted for the required education on the basis of one calendar year of experience for one academic year of education)
  • Five or more years of direct application design and development experience
  • Two or more years focused on application security
  • Technical proficiency in Application Security (including OWASP concepts and application architecture and controls)
  • Proficiency in WAF, IAST, SAST, DAST and RASP tools and protection
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to work well under pressure
  • Proven problem-solving and team building skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized and results driven
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must pass pre-employment background check

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead technical direction related to the implementation, execution, and monitoring of all core security capabilities, standards, and practices within the company
  • Analyze and tune suite of security tools including Tenable, Cisco suite, Splunk, Symantec, SailPoint and Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Provides technical leadership related to security technology implementations
  • Partner extensively with the IT Engineering teams on patch management, disaster recovery, business continuity, active directory and network security
  • Monitoring that all implemented technical controls and solutions remain active
  • Proactive Network Remediation for Network Security Threats
  • Execute Log Management, Patch Execution, and File Integrity Monitoring
  • Maintain a firewall rule base and align it to industry best practices
  • Remote Access Management and 3rd Party Access
  • Antivirus Management (Rules, Whitelisting, etc.)
  • Hardening of network security devices
  • Endpoint Protection and Encryption
  • Internal and external vulnerability scanning
  • Drive relationships with external IT vendors, suppliers, outsourcing partners and software companies to manage service level agreements (SLA) using a wide range of technologies
  • Mentor and enhance the skills of your team
  • Analyze and solve business problems related to system capabilities
  • Work concurrently on multiple initiatives across different business units
  • Ability to work in a team setting and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work in a changing, growing company and demonstrate flexibility

POSITION PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7+ years of development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company
  • Retail experience
  • Experience with development initiatives, business prioritization, project deployments and communications
  • Ability to convey technical specifications in a business-friendly manner
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and data analysis skills
  • Mobile frameworks experience (angular, node.js, backbone and phone gap or equivalent a plus)
  • Issue and project tracking (JIRA, MS Project, etc.)

WORKING CONDITIONS (TRAVEL, HOURS, ENVIRONMENT)

  • This position is salaried, knowing it may include hours which exceed eight hours in a day or forty hours in a week
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet to moderate

PHYSICAL/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Floor & Decor is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all associates and applicants.  F&D recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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