Senior Application Security Architect

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US-Remote | US
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Senior Application Security Architect- Remote or Hybrid


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We’re a leader in data and AI. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence - and questions into answers.

We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you're looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you'll find it here.


About the job


The Product Security team in our R&D division is looking for a Senior Application Security Architect to contribute to software security design efforts across all of Research and Development. Successful candidates will solve complex technical problems, work closely with engineering teams, and communicate clearly and effectively with technical audiences. This position requires a diverse set of skills in application security, software development, and systems architecture. Your success will depend on your cooperative skills in working with R&D architecture and engineering teams across SAS.


As a Senior Application Security Architect, you will:

  • Work with development teams in building secure products and secure assessments of products in our pipelines.
  • Review application architecture, identify security gaps, and help improve the security posture of business-critical multi-tier applications in legacy, hybrid cloud, and public cloud environments with refactoring and promotions between the environments.
  • Perform periodic secure design and coding assessments to diagnose, triage, and propose remediations for vulnerabilities and weaknesses in code and applications, considering code, design, and deployment.
  • Work with Product Management to ensure changes are consistent with business objectives and customer requirements.
  • Plan evolutionary paths for secure SAS software architectures, incorporating dependent third-party architectural changes and new technology adoption.
  • Identify, train, and partner with champions for security in engineering and product teams.
  • Support security champions by helping them assess risk, learn to identify architectural gaps, and similar activities.
  • Create secure engineering documentation, guidance, and similar collateral.
  • Coach and train teams in topics related to security architecture, threat modeling, and secure coding.
  • Mentor other security architects on the team.
  • Collaborate with other teams within security to identify new tools and processes to integrate into the Secure software development lifecycle.
  • Recommend and promote software security policies, standards, and procedures that influence the global security posture of the company. 

Required Qualifications

  • 8 years of secure software development, secure system architecture and design, or related experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in developing or adopting software security best practices.
  • Bachelor's degree with major study in Data Communications, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.  SANS, GIAC, or ISACA certification, CEH, CCSP, CSSLP, CISM, or CISSP certification.
  • Knowledge of current Global Enterprise security risks.
  • 2+ years of recent or current software development experience in order to review code and be comfortable in guiding developers towards security practices.
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, PHP, SQL, Golang.
  • Expertise in securing enterprise web applications and familiarity with OWASP Top 10, CVSS, CWE and SANS-25.
  • An equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with Azure (preferred), AWS, GCP, Oracle, or IBM.
  • Experience with Software Security tools, such as: Veracode, Snyk, Black Duck, Metasploit, Checkmarx, SonarQube.
  • Experience with Web Application Security Tools, such as: ZAP, Wfuzz, Grabber, Burp, Vega, W3af.
  • Knowledge of and experience with auditing, implementing, and supporting DevSecOps.


World-Class Benefits  


Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans.
  • Medical plan options include...
    • PPO with low annual deductible and copays.
    • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center).
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There's a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge!
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees.


Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.


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