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Application Security Consultant

Support Office»IT


Job Reference: 190532BR




WBA are seeking an Application Security Consultant to join our growing International InfoSec team within WBA. This role has the flexibility to work from either our London, Weybridge or Nottingham offices on a flexible office/home hybrid approach.

The Application Security Consultant is responsible for two key areas that form part of our Application Security assurance program:

  • Penetration Testing coordination and management
In order that tests are conducted in a timely fashion for new, changed or to meet regular testing requirements, the Consultant will ensure that all tests are suitably scoped. Executed, assessed and remediated through an end to end process. The role also requires the management of a third part Penetration Testing service provider and will operate as the relationship manager with that provider.
  • Engagement with Development Teams to ensure strong security practices in place
The role will take responsibility for engagement with Development teams to ensure that security testing, (SAST) is deployed within their pipelines and is operating effectively. You will be a champion for Application Security controls and will responsible for gathering metrics form the relevant teams to demonstrate scope of testing coverage and remediation activity. The role will support continuous improvement in the security area to ensure that suitable tools are deployed to improve code quality and reduce security defects early in the development cycle.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads the Application Security activities for the WBA Information Security team
  • Works as a team member on problems of moderate scope, complexity, or diversity
  • May lead small projects and typically works on assignments of small to moderate scope in multiple technology platforms/business areas
  • Responsible for policy development in Application Security area
  • Conducts security process administration including coordination of vulnerability and flaw remediation
  • Works with internal technology groups, development teams and partners to ensure currency of security processes in development pipelines
  • Manages encryption protocols to protect the organization's data as well as management of authentication and access controls
  • Monitors overall compliance with application security standards and conducts periodic security audits
  • Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur
About you:
  • Strong security knowledge across domains
  • Experience of Application Security management and improvements
  • Can work independently and work with teams to drive imporvemnets in security capabilities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Vulnerabilities and flaws and related standards
  • Security qualifications preferred
About our team – Information Security within WBA
WBA is the world’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK, approaching 10,000 stores in the US and thousands more internationally, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.

Information Security is a cross divisional organisation of Walgreens Boots Alliance, supporting WBA’s International Divisions (Walgreens, Boots UK, Global Brands, International Retail etc) with their security needs.
We are looking for a talented and dedicated individual to join the team, who can help to drive forward the security roadmap, support business units to ensure they are taking a security-first approach, and to ensure our business is protected.

You will be part of a conscientious, efficient, sociable team, and as a key member of Information Security, you will be a key part of the organisations continued future success.

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you (All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility)
  • Competitive salary
  • Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
  • Boots Pension Scheme
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
  • £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
  • Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
  • Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
What’s next
If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

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