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Senior Application Security Engineer

Commitment: Full-Time

Department: Technology

Location: London, United Kingdom

Team: Security

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Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea.

It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 500,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working  life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey  to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

We need a Senior Application Security Engineer to join us in London.

Reporting to the Lead Application Security Engineer you’ll play an important role in driving a security mindset within our teams, and the applications they create, maintain and run.

You’ll help build a network of champions, define standards/guidelines, evaluate security products and technologies and strengthen our defences through the SDLC.

As a Senior Application Security Engineer you will:

  • Collaborate on source code with developers
  • Create threat models for new and existing features
  • Mentor team members and security champions
  • Advise on project security architecture
  • Set up and tune security technology (SAST, DAST, WAF, HIDS, Container Security)
  • Triage vulnerabilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Test automation (fuzzing, vulnerability reproduction)
  • CSIRT member
  • Documentation (policies, procedures, guidelines, training)Mentoring team members
  • Running application security-focused sessions (presentations, workshops and CTF)

Essential skills we’re looking for:

  • Social and communication skills
  • Passion for security
  • Experience with threat modelling
  • Experience as a software developer
  • Experience in reviewing vulnerabilities
  • A good grasp of web technology and protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, WebSockets and JSON)

Additional skills we’d like to see:

  • Ability to read and write Ruby code
  • Experience working with DevOps teams
  • Experience working with AWS tooling and services
  • Experience working with container technology
  • Experience with BDD

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass. 

The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
• life assurance (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
• a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
• an extra day off if you get married or move house
• an automatic enrollment pension (employer-matched at 5%) 

The fun stuff
Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:
• a full gym membership
• private medical insurance
• extra days annual leave
• shopping vouchers
• dental insurance
• travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Our values

Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering.

In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretchthemselves

We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive

We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customerstime andeffort

We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them

We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better  experiences

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