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Senior Application Security Engineer



Washington, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Our Branch team consists of smart, humble, and collaborative people who value ownership over all. Everything we do is centered around creating a great product, team, and company that lives and breathes our motto: Build Together, Grow Together, Win Together.

We are seeking an experienced, Senior Security Engineer reporting directly to the Head of Security. The ideal candidate will bring a combination of strong technical skills, experience with application security, and ability to collaborate with the Engineering team. This position will have a significant impact on maturing our SDLC and implementing security best practices. This important role will help develop and implement the security champions program within our Engineering organization and drive security maturity across the organization.

As a Senior Security Engineer, you’ll get to:

  • Work with the engineering team to assess current secure SDLC processes and make recommendations on security best practices.
  • Collaborate with the security team on developing and implementing the Security Champions program.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise in AppSec, DAST, SAST, SCA/SBOM, OWASP Top 10, API Security and other relevant areas.
  • Identify tools for code scanning and work with Engineers on procedures for code testing.
  • Respond to vulnerabilities from our bug bounty program and drive remediation with Engineering teams.
  • Work with Engineering and Product teams on identity and access management to systems and tools to ensure principle of least privilege.
  • Assist with the sales enablement process and participate on customer calls to address remediation efforts.
  • Participate in compliance efforts such as SOC2, ISO, and HIPAA/HITRUST audits.
  • Educate the Engineering team on secure coding practices and procedures.

You’ll be a good fit if you have:

  • At least 5+ years experience as a Security Engineer focusing on application security, infrastructure security, or security operations.
  • Bachelor's / master’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience in the following domains: APIs Security, Vulnerability Scan, compliance and threat detection, OWASP Top 10 API Security, Web App Security, AppSec, SAST, DAST, and SCA (Software composition analysis).
  • Experience with different enterprise components to publish and use APIs (e.g., API Gateways, Microservices, Cloud Components).
  • Experience with Mobile application development and SDKs.
  • Experience with security testing for server-side SDKs.
  • Experience with API security testing, vulnerability scan and compliance reporting.
  • Experience with OWASP Top 10 for Web App & APIs.
  • Experience with OpenAPI, and other common formats for organizing and functionally testing REST APIs.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills – capable of explaining complex requirements in simple words.
  • Comfortable with conflicts and capable of influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Any programming or integration experience in the past will be highly beneficial.

Nice to Haves:

  • Knowledge or experience with deep linking technologies.
  • Experience with regulatory and compliance frameworks such as NIST, SOC2, ISO, PCI, and HIPAA.

In accordance with applicable law, the following represents a reasonable estimated compensation range for this role: the estimated pay range for this role, if based in Remote WA is $165,000 - $210,000.

Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Remote WA only. Compensation for candidates outside of Remote WA will be based on the candidate’s specific work location.

Actual compensation will be determined based on skills, experience, and geographic location and may be more or less than the amount shown above.

This role is 100% remote in Washington. This role is not eligible for remote work in any other location.

A little bit about us:

  • Branch is well capitalized with funding from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Global.
  • We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with teams around the globe.
  • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
  • In 2022, we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups and certified by Great Places to Work.
  • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 100,000 apps.

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, we’d love for you to apply! At Branch, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from all walks of life to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do the best work of our careers, and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer!

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