Senior DevSecOps Engineer

Full Time
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Closing date
16 Jan 2022

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Senior DevSecOps Engineer to join our DevOps & Application Security team. The College Board is rapidly transforming itself into an agile organization, embracing DevSecOps and cloud-native systems, and focused on improving speed and security of service delivery in support of our core mission. To enable this mission, the College Board is seeking a DevSecOps Engineer to drive the development of innovative and transformative security solutions in our DevSecOps and cloud transformation initiatives. The DevSecOps Engineer is a highly technical and creative contributor to a bleeding edge cloud and application security team enabling the agile development of secure and reliable cloud-based solutions.

***This position can be based 100% remotely (Working EST) or in our Reston, VA office***

What you’ll do

  • Act as a liaison between ISO Partner teams (both in IT and outside of IT) and the Information Security Office via regular engagements with assigned Partner teams.
  • Work to promote, grow and enhance the ISO Partners program to promote Security Champions and enable dev teams to shift left.
  • Mentor developers, through discussions, presentations, pair-programming, to demonstrate best practices in developing secure code and securing application infrastructure.
  • Perform analysis of application architectures and security patterns and participate in EARC sessions as needed.
  • Develop threat models in conjunction with architects and software engineering staff.
  • Implement security tooling and support common integrated development environments.
  • Participate and/or lead application vulnerability reviews and remediation.
  • Develop, understand, and provide input into metrics and KPI’s for assigned partner teams.
  • Provide risk assessments and data driven recommendations to management to increase or improve our security footprint.
  • Document and communicates application risks and vulnerabilities to technical stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver Secure Developer Training, Workshops, and training opportunities to cultivate a culture of Shift Left Security
  • Assist Dev teams with the various platforms we support, the candidate will also support tool operations for our platforms.
  • Participate in planning and grooming as part of agile ceremonies and manage assigned Epics.
  • Supports CI/CD and build pipelines with an understanding of quality and security gates and enables integration of automated solutions to increase security.
  • Performs architectural reviews that are meant to identify and remedy architectural security flaws both as part of EARC sessions and in consulting engagements with dev teams
  • Identifies application security weaknesses and provides hands on recommendations to correct them to improve our security posture and drive down vulnerabilities in CB software applications.
  • Work with broader ISO team on incident response and operational/strategic initiatives.
  • Responsible for the use and operational maintenance of security-related systems and tools, actively works on tuning, enhancements, upgrades, and tool integrations.
  • Evaluates and promotes new and existing security standards, tools, and solutions with a focus on automation and securing build pipelines for a shift left approach.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field plus additional related college courses or professional training.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible, directly related, experience
  • One or more security certifications or a CISSP certification would be ideal

About you

  • Knowledge of secure development principles and of DevSecOps
  • Strong knowledge in cloud application development and Security
  • A thorough understanding of web protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TLS, etc.
  • Protocol analysis and forensic analysis experience is a plus.
  • Experience with various programming languages (Java, node.js, Python, PHP, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Experience with the following source code repositories is a plus: SVN, GIT, Bitbucket.
  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting (XSS), session hijacking, SQL injection, CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery), OWASP Top 10, and other attack vectors.
  • Understanding of modern software engineering principles and practices as well as modern/Web 2.0/3.0 tools and frameworks.
  • Be familiar with common frameworks, spanning frontend and backend (Angular, Bootstrap, Node, Struts, Spring, ASP.NET MVC, etc.).
  • Experience with RESTful web services and API’s, Web Application Firewall (WAF).
  • Experience with microservices architecture
  • Experience with AWS and familiar with AWS services, components, and common architecture patterns. Familiar with AWS cloud architecture security.
  • Worked with Vendor SaaS and PaaS security products such as White hat Sentinel
  • DevSecOps or DevOps experience and CI/CD model
  • Windows and/or Linux hardening techniques
  • Traffic and log analysis from a security perspective
  • Familiar OWASP/ SANS application vulnerabilities
  • Experience with Secure Code Reviews Web and Application servers such as IIS, Apache, Tomcat
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