Director of Application Security

Location: United Kingdom or Europe

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: Permanent

Bestman Solutions are working with a global technology solutions firm to grow and upskill their cyber security division.  This fast paced agile organisation operates on a “shift left” approach and are seeking an Application Security Leader at Director level to lead a robust team of AppSec Specialists.  You ill also coordinate with various partners and vendors as part of AppSec ecosystem.   Previous experience of managing, mentoring and grow a team is mandatory.  The cloud platforms of choice are Azure and GCP.


Core responsibilities

To set 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 day to day operations including Performing AppSec Threat modelling on the application design architectures.

Secure code review of in-house developed and advance penetration testing techniques to identify the vulnerabilities which cannot be reported by automated DAST scanners

Assist with executive communication to senior leadership teams on status of relevant Cyber Security improvement initiatives



A DevSecOps approach and strong experience in application development build pipelines, automation, and CI/CD.

Experience of leading an Application Security function in any industry sector

Knowledge on large scale cloud-based services, Container security and very good understanding of security challenges involve in deploying Cloud and container applications

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.  This role can be fully remote with the option to working from any of their global offices should you wish.


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