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Application Security QA Specialist

Toronto, Ontario · Information Technology
What you’ll do:
We are looking for an Application Security QA Specialist to work with our client in Liberty Village who is a Biometrics and Security Software and Hardware organization. This role is to assure consistent quality of production without compromising on the relevant security standards. You’ll be responsible to evaluate the security of their applications by developing and enforcing good security test practices (automated and manual); validating processes; and working with their development team to implement best of the breed security features.

Responsibilities:
- Establish and evolve formal Security QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-leading best practices
- Involve in all aspects of security testing including establishing metrics, and developing new tools and processes to ensure high security standards are met
- Utilize open source or proprietary tools to evaluate the security of their enterprise grade web and mobile applications
- Improve automation, by eliminating manual processes and the need for a paper trail
- Act as an SME when it comes to application security and advise relevant cross-functional teams
- Develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manually and automated) across multiple platforms including web, mobile and physical access
- Work closely with Product, Development and Management teams to scope, plan and execute successful QA service
 
Skills and Qualifications:
- University degree in Computer Science, Engineering with a focus on Application security or equivalent field
- 3+ years experience in Application security testing and related functionalities
- Experience in testing for security protocols, encryption, and IAM protocols such as SAML and oAuth
- Experience or knowledge of security testing across various platforms including but not limited to web, mobile and physical access
- Experience in security assessment tools and technologies such as OWASP ZAP
- Ability to analyze the requirements, assess various automated frameworks and execute tests appropriate for different products
- Experience working in Agile development methodologies with a strong “startup mindset”
- Demonstrated ability to creatively and proactively solve problems
- Must be a team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment
- Raw enthusiasm and strong work ethic
- Highly organized with a keen attention to detail
- Proven written and verbal communication skills
- Willing to go the extra mile!

Nice to Haves:
- CISSP or CISM certification
- Understanding of security and biometrics
- Understanding multi-tenant web applications, mobile applications testing
- Experience with access control hardware
- Interest in ethical hacking
 
Security of our client's end users is of paramount importance to them! Their Application Security QA Specialist will ensure their products and services will provide a reliable, secure and frictionless experience to their clients.
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