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Bengaluru, KA, IN

Req ID:  1231
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Title: Application Security Engineer

Job Duties


The individual in this position will be a key contributor to DevSecOps and overall application security initiatives in Ellucian R&D. The selected candidate will possess a strong web application security background in both technical and policy areas. You will be challenged every day to assess the state of application security within Ellucian and implement improvements. This position demands an individual with a growth mindset and love of learning.


Responsibilities and essential tasks will include:


  • Analyze the security of Ellucian applications and coding practices using a variety of tools and frameworks.
  • Perform manual and automated application penetration testing.
  • Provide guidance to development teams for remediating application security vulnerabilities.
  • Develop innovative new DevSecOps solutions to application security problems.
  • Act as an evangelist for DevSecOps and application security within Ellucian.
  • Create and deliver application security training for product owners, business analysts, test engineers and developers.
  • Lead ongoing process and policy improvement efforts.
  • Provide mentoring to members of development teams.
  • Conduct ongoing research of trends in application security practices, tools and utilities.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong passion for application security.
  • Extensive skills and experience performing application security /penetration testing using manual and automated tools.
  • Progressive application security and software development experience.
  • Demonstrated technical skills, especially in the areas of enterprise application security, mobile application security and secure development practices.
  • A thorough understanding of OWASP application security tools, code libraries and documentation.
  • Experience developing automated solutions to application security problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent troubleshooting, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to occasionally work off-hours or extended hours in support of various projects.


Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience:


  • Preferable experience of 1-4 years in performing manual and tool driven penetration testing for web apps, APIs.
  • Exposure to and understanding of DevOps principles and tools.
  • Experience securing Cloud applications in AWS.
  • Application security certification such as CSSLP, GIAC GWAPT or similar.
  • Experience developing secure web and mobile applications and REST APIs.
  • Experience remediating application vulnerabilities.

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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