Assistant Director - Application Security - Omaha - 16513BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace.


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Job Description

As an Assistant Director of Application Security, you will be expected to have experience testing security solutions and applications. Deep knowledge of common web application vulnerabilities identified under OWASP Top 10 (e.g. XSS, CSRF, click jacking) and their mitigation strategies. You possess in-depth knowledge of computing security fundamentals. You are comfortable working in a Secure SDLC environment and familiar with CICD pipelines. The candidate should also have experience in application security tools like Burpsuite and zap and the CICD security plugins tools. As a security professional you wear different hats at different times depending on the needs of Risk Management and Security team and other teams as required. You are team player and work towards a common department goal and company’s vision.
Responsibilities but not limited to:
  • Dynamic Scanning
    • Evaluating external Pen Testing results – ensure results are mitigated within expected turnaround time based on risk level of items
    • Coordination with external vendors
    • Using tools like BurpSuite, OWASP ZAP and Fiddler to perform internal Pen Testing, verify the resolution of previously reported items and to pro-actively identify issues earlier in SDLC process
    • Using tools like Veracode and Whitehat for dynamic scanning and working with the team to educate them on best practices to resolve reported findings
  • Static Scanning
    • Using tools like Veracode and HP Fortify at the point of software builds
    • Using tools like Dependency Checker to identify all dependencies and any CWE’s (Common Weakness Enumeration)
    • Ensure secure coding standards are in place – educate team on standards and best practices – continue to grow standards over time
    • Ensure code reviews are in place and happening at the level we expect
  • Related Technologies:
    • .Net (ASP.Net / C#)
    • JavaScript
    • AngularJS
    • SQL Server / Postgresql
  • System security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques
  • Facilitating training and knowledge sharing with engineering team members
  • Network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Security across multiple disciplines (data, database, operating system)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Work with DEV and QA teams to ensure application security principles are enforced in various stages of SDLC process
  • Experience working in a security capacity with development team(s) that deliver a software-based service
  • Strong understanding of threat modeling and security methodologies
  • Familiar with protocol analysis and cryptography
  • Current security certifications like GCIH GWEB, CEH, OSCP, CISSP and others are nice to have but not required
  • Experience working on project teams in a collaborative environment
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