Vice President – Head of Application Security

Location: Dallas, Texas

Salary: $200,000 - $230,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Bestman Solutions is collaborating with a prominent global technology solutions firm to enhance and expand their cybersecurity division. This dynamic and agile organization adopts a proactive “shift left” approach and is currently searching for a Director-level Application Security Leader to oversee a skilled team of AppSec Specialists. As part of the AppSec ecosystem, you will also collaborate with various partners and vendors. Previous experience in team management, mentoring, and growth is essential. The preferred cloud platforms for this role are Azure and GCP.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing the strategy and providing technical guidance to the AppSec team to execute core capabilities, including Application Threat Modeling, Manual Secure Code Review, Advanced Threat Hunting Techniques, and Container Security.
  • Managing day-to-day operations, which involve performing AppSec Threat Modeling on application design architectures.
  • Conducting secure code reviews for in-house developed applications and utilizing advanced penetration testing techniques to identify vulnerabilities that cannot be detected by automated DAST scanners.
  • Assisting with executive communication to senior leadership teams regarding the status of relevant Cyber Security improvement initiatives.



  • A DevSecOps approach and extensive experience in application development build pipelines, automation, and CI/CD.
  • Previous leadership experience in an Application Security role within any industry sector.
  • Proficiency in large-scale cloud-based services, Container Security, and a comprehensive understanding of the security challenges associated with deploying Cloud and container applications.
  • Familiarity with Application Security Vulnerabilities as outlined in OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25, as well as security testing methodologies and related tools.
  • Strong planning and project management skills.
  • This inclusive and forward-thinking organization encourages innovation and creative thinking. The role offers a hybrid work arrangement, allowing you the option to work from any of their global offices.


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