Application Security Engineer

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Company:Cytonn Investments
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details


  1. Perform static code analysis (SCA) on applications to identify vulnerabilities and report to software engineers for fixing
  2. Set up and monitor applications for intrusion detection and protect applications against common vulnerabilities
  3. Secure application infrastructure (servers and databases) against intrusion, ensuring they’re regularly patched against known vulnerabilities
  4. Manage vulnerability reporting in all applications and systems, including open source software that the applications run on
  5. Perform analysis of all security systems log files, review and keep track of triggered events, research current and future cyber threats, reconcile correlated cyber security events, develop and modify new and current cyber security correlation rule sets, and operate security equipment and technology
  6. Perform software testing (patches, other updates)
  7. Tracking and reporting vulnerabilities in server software by using tools such as CVE
  8. Preparation of Weekly reporting of common vulnerabilities that affect our environment, as reported on various platforms (CVE etc.) and their mitigations
  9. Ensuring that the Web infrastructure is monitored and actively protecting applications from common vectors
  10. Monitoring servers for intrusion and performance
  11. Ensuring all server software is updated and security patches applied regularly
  12. Manage vulnerability reporting in all applications and systems, including open source software that the applications run on
  13. Weekly tracking of all issues raised from penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and static/dynamic scans
  14. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or specialized training/certification - minimum 2nd class upper division
  2. Typically requires 1 or more year of related technical experience.
  3. Experience in application security, preferably a software security role
  4. Expertise with browser security controls (CSP, XFO, HSTS), web application security topics such as OWASP Top 10, and authentication infrastructure (SAML, OAUTH)
  5. Experience building tools and processes to reliably identify security issues such as SQL injection, XSS, CSRF, and business logic flaws across large code bases
  6. Must be well versed in Cyber Security Tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks
  7. A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
  8. Knowledge and/or experience with threat analysis and penetration testing methodologies and tooling
  9. Previous experience in a development role, related to application development or DevOps
  10. Knowledge of at least one programming language, web application technologies and frameworks is an added advantage
  11. Knowledge of security issues affecting Internet-facing applications
  12. Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and UNIX/Linux environments

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