Application Security Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary: £90,000-£100,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Bestman Solutions are working with a global tech-savvy retail and logistics firm who are growing their security division.  One of the key hires is an Application Security Manager to lead a team of AppSec / Security Engineers.  You will also coordinate with various partners and vendors as part of AppSec ecosystem.   Previous experience of managing, mentoring and growing a team is expected, but there may be exceptions for Application Security Engineers who wish to take the move to management whilst still remaining technical.

Core Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing an engagement process that can be scaled and automated to support self-service testing. This includes defining the process, creating the necessary tools and documentation, and training the stakeholders.
  • You will also be responsible for tracking engagements and communicating findings and progress to various stakeholders. This includes creating reports, dashboards, and presentations that are clear and concise.
  • Setting strategy and provide technical direction to the AppSec team to run core capabilities, including Application Threat modelling, Manual secure code review, Advance Threat hunting techniques and Container security
  • Run the day to day operations including Performing AppSec Threat modelling on the application design architectures.
  • Assist with executive communication to senior leadership teams on status of relevant Cyber Security improvement initiatives


  • Experience in leading technical teams or mentoring Security Engineers
  • An Understanding of penetration testing approaches, capabilities, and techniques
  • Experience in dealing with Application Security Vulnerabilities (as listed in OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25),
  • Security Testing methodologies and related tool
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • This is an inclusive and forward-thinking organisation that supports innovation and creative thinking.

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