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API Security Engineer

  • Location: Fort Worth, 76155
  • Salary: $50 - $60 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

Leverage the latest technology to solve business problems in a collaborative environment at this Fortune 500 transportation giant. Top technical resources are retained on long term contract engagements.

Position: Application Security Engineer
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Term: 6 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Defines specifications and develop code and utilities, modifies existing programs, prepares test data, and prepares functional specifications.
  • Establishes, participates, and maintains relationships with customers and subject matter experts to remain apprised of direction, architectural and technology trends, risks, and functional/integration issues.
  • Analyzes, designs, develops, codes and implements programs in one or more programming languages, for Web and Rich Internet Applications. Create various automated security integration solutions.
  • Work with the API Management platforms to develop APIs, Products, Plans, etc. and test them.
  • Develop UI and API functionality in languages including, but not limited to JavaScript, TypeScript and python.
  • Work with application development personnel and other technical team members to review existing and/or new APIs/web services in support of quality implementations that align with Security policies, procedures, and generally-accepted best practices.
  • Work closely with DevOps and cloud infrastructure architects and engineers to design, implement and manage secure, scalable, and reliable cloud infrastructure environments
  • Participates as a technology advisor to collaborate with Agile squads to deliver business benefits with effective and efficient use of technology Platform(s)
  • Ensures teams are validating for OWASP and performing industry leading application security practices.
  • Performs application program interface security assessments and remediation activities as part of the API security program.
  • Leverages the enterprise SSDLC processes and toolset.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 2 years of experience working as a frontend or backend software developer
  • API: Experience with HashiCorp Vault APIs, Cloud APIs and API gateway
  • Experience as a developer on a team consisting of five or more software developers
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Broad understanding of web service implementation paradigms (REST, SOAP)
  • Basic understanding of Cryptography concepts: hashing, signing, symmetric/asymmetric encryption and decryption
  • Basic understanding microservice application architecture, software cohesion and software coupling
  • Comfortable learning new programming languages as needed to conduct code reviews
  • Comfortable with the following tools and technologies: Git, SoapUI, Jenkins, Artifactory, SonarQube, Find Bugs, Docker Experience with deploying and configuring API scanning tools
  • Experience in Identity and access management concepts and technical specifications
  • Experience creating continuous integration pipelines (Cloud bees, Jenkins, Buddy, Urban Code, etc.)
  • Experience using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse)
  • Experience with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and scripting tools, including PowerShell, Azure CLI, JavaScript, Shell scripts, Python, or similar languages.
  • Experience developing solutions that combine data from APIs, endpoints, and databases
  • Outstanding communication, analytical skills and ability to function in a globally diverse work environment
  • Experience working within an agile team (Scrum, Rally, etc.)
  • Familiarity with OWASP and the San’s Top 25

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience/certification
  • API security 1 year
  • 2 years working as a Security Engineer
  • 1-year experience developing automation solutions in Python, Java or PowerShell
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and implement solutions and/or workarounds
  • Familiarity with NIST Special Publications (e.g. 800-171,800-53, CSF)