Application Security Tester (Lead)

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 1:51 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


NikSoft is seeking a professional and experienced Application Security Tester (Lead) to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service. 


  • Develop and implement the penetration testing strategy, processes and procedures. 
  • Develop and implement methodology to prioritize and schedule penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
  • Provide technical security assessments of applications and infrastructure, security design reviews as well as risk assessments.
  • This is a hands-on role, requiring technical skills from the hardware to the application layer.
  • Provide expert level security consultation to project teams, application owners, and general technology teams on relevant security controls and secure SDLC  process requirements
  • Perform the activities necessary to ensure effective delivery of application security services across the enterprise
  • Participate in security architecture reviews and exception approval processes
  • Monitor the ever evolving threat landscape to ensure application security policies, coding standards and required security controls appropriately mitigate threats
  • Perform security’s role in change management, including environment promotion approvals
  • Create meaningful metrics to demonstrate the effectiveness of security controls and security team operations


  • 5+ years’ experience in Information Security and a background in application development (HTML/CSS, HTTPS, Python, Java/Javascript,).
  • Strong understanding of UNIX and Windows operating systems and webhosting platforms
  • Understanding of network protocols coupled with experience with web proxies, web application firewalls, and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with a high level of analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Positive attitude with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Required Certifications in one or more of:

  • CISSP or equivalent security related industry certifications
  • Excellent attention to detail

** US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government’s security process (required) **





NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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