Application Security Researcher

Posted 24 May 2023
Salary £100000 - £150000 per annum
LocationManchester
Job type Permanent
DisciplineInfrastructure ​
ReferenceML-70-14
Contact NameMorgan Lingard

Job description

Application Security Researcher
Manchester (On-Site)

£100,000 - £150,000 + Excellent Benefits

Digital Waffle is looking for an exciting candidate to showcase their vulnerability research skills with a global leader in web security. As a Application Security Researcher, you will work with some of the most advanced technologies and tools in the industry!
You will also have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge modern security tools and techniques to identify and report vulnerabilities in web applications. You will be responsible for finding new vulnerabilities, developing exploits, and helping to develop the industry-leading web security testing tool. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in web application security and vulnerability research, with experience in finding vulnerabilities in a wide range of web applications.

Job Role
The Application Security Researcher will support our Information Security capabilities to ensure the company operates in compliance with regulatory, client, and industry requirements for Security. In this role, you will be responsible for monitoring, managing, and closing compliance issues while ensuring internal systems meet security control standards.
  • Keep on top of the latest research into web security vulnerabilities and detection techniques, by monitoring the output of other researchers and attending conferences.
  • Continue working on your own penetration testing skills, by testing sites and performing security testing of our own applications.
  • Produce blog posts and other output on general web security topics and the results of your own research.
Requirements What do you need?
  • Web security expert, with deep and broad knowledge of vulnerabilities and how to find and exploit them.
  • Three plus years of penetration testing web applications experience.
  • Strong communicator, able to explain complex technical details to a less specialist audience.
  • Helpful, can-do attitude, generous in sharing time and knowledge with others.
  • Good time management: able to manage own agenda, multi-task, and work to deadlines.