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Principal Application Security Penetration Tester

Company: Ally
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

General information

Ref # 16447

Remote? No

Ally and Your Career


Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some clich-- people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

At Ally, you get a startup feel, but experience the benefits of a company that's worked out the kinks and is fulfilling its purpose. We're always evolving and see that as a good thing. From owning our work to seeing its impact in the real world, our team is relentless in finding new ways technology can help make experiences better and help people. We are problem solvers, we value diverse thinking, we support one another, and we challenge ourselves to think bigger in the journey to deliver customer-obsessed tech solutions.

To read more about what our tech team does, be sure to visit our tech blog at ally.tech

We are looking for a talented and trustworthy application security engineer. Primary responsibilities include acting as a subject matter expert, performing AppSec testing activities, coordinating vendor pen testing with development teams, and coaching developers. To ensure success, you should have advanced knowledge of computer and internet security systems, advanced level web application penetration testing skills, and the ability to automate processes, reporting, and governance activities. Candidates must have the skills necessary to identify security flaws and provide actionable recommendations on how to improve the security and protect information systems and data.

The Work Itself

Perform penetration testing against products and systems, including web applications, web services, and mobile devices.
Assist with coordination of vendor pen testing services with internal development teams.
Collaborate with stakeholders to develop remediation strategies.
Demonstrating practical/working exploitation of security flaws.
Develop and enhance process to automate the delivery of application security metrics.
Review SAST/DAST output for false positives. Assist development with remediation.
Serve as an application security subject matter expert.
Participate in threat modeling exercises.
Effectively communicate vulnerability details, risks, and potential impacts to, application owners, developers, stakeholders, and partners.
Act as a mentor for junior team members/interns.
Design, implement, and support security-focused tools and services.
Develop tools that improve security testing, reporting, and monitoring.

The Skills You Bring

Requirements * 5+ years of experience in manual penetration testing of web and mobile applications. * Identify, research, and evaluate current vulnerabilities, provide remediation and configuration guidance. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop remediation strategies. * Ability to interact with company personnel at all levels and across all business units to comprehend business imperatives. A strong customer/client focus, with the ability to manage expectations appropriately, to provide a superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships. * Competent to work independently at an advanced technical level. * Produce well-written, detailed reports that describe vulnerabilities/risks and that provide specific remediation guidance. * Understanding of cloud technologies and environments (AWS, Azure, Google). * Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding, at an enterprise level, of application, network, infrastructure, and data security architecture. * Excellent analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment, and meet overall objectives. * Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities. * Knowledge of web application frameworks, deployment technologies and security software. * Scripting capabilities for creating custom scripts to identify/exploit vulnerabilities. * Strong writing skills to produce detailed reports for consumption by stakeholders at all levels from operations to executive.

Desired Skillset, Experience, and/or Training * Proven work experience in manual secure code review. * Experience working with GitLab Ultimate CI/CD technology, shift-left tools, and application security workflows. * GPEN, OSCP, CISSP, GWAPT, CEH, or similar certifications. * Desired scripting experience: One or more of Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, shell script, Ruby, PHP, LUA etc. * Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, or equivalent experience. * Inherent passion for information security and service excellence. * The ability to adapt to new situations and the desire to learn and stay current with AppSec trends, threats, and risks.


How We'll Have Your Back


Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including: * Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting. * Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs. * Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially. * Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts. * Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters - Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers - program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Base Pay Range:

Emerging: 110000

Experienced: 145000

Expert: 180000

Incentive Compensation: This position is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan

Keywords: Ally, Raleigh , Principal Application Security Penetration Tester, IT / Software / Systems , Raleigh, North Carolina

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