Product Security Engineer

Date Opened: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom Derry/ Londonderry, United Kingdom

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Think Technology- Think Allstate


We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.


You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.





Belfast / Londonderry 



Job Description


Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures is embarking on a journey to integrate security inside the software development lifecycle.  Product Security is tasked to develop a security framework within the Allstate SDLCs, establish a software security assurance process, and work with product delivery teams to build applications securely from start to finish.


The Product Security Engineer assists in integrating security into the development of Allstate’s applications. The Product Security Engineer will work closely with the product and software development team to threat model, vulnerability scan, and pen test the early software, system, and network architecture and identify required control points in the application stack. The Product Security Engineer will also work closely with developers to diagnose, document, and remediate application security vulnerabilities.




Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


  • Work closely with application development and platform teams to implement software security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization, including threat modeling and applications security advisement services.
  • Conduct application security assessments / penetration tests and implement tools for dynamic/automated code reviews
  • Provide secure application development training to developers and provide guidance on the development of web-based training for ongoing awareness.
  • Conduct code reviews and penetration testing
  • Develop and maintain unit and integration tests designed to ensure security controls are tested on every build




Essential Criteria


  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a software development field such as Software Developer, Architect, Software Quality Assurance, or Application Security Enginee
  • Proficient in at least one of the following development languages:  Java, .NET, Node.js, or Python
  • Excellent oral/written presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with senior executive leadership; proficiency in preparation of presentations, analytical reports, and documents regarding program operational status, achievement and performance
  • Solid Container DevOps experience
  • College degree with advanced degree preferred




Desirable Criteria


  • Familiarity with Metasploit, Burp Suite, Fuzzing, Gaunlt, and Jenkins preferred
  • Familiarity with code reviews and penetration testing preferred
  • Strong self-starter who has the ability to operate independently
  • Creative, organized, responsive, and highly thorough problem solver
  • Understanding and Passion for Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban
  • Understanding of Test Driven Development built on User Stories
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration/Testing/Delivery
  • OSCP, OSCE, or OSWE Certifications are a major plus  
  • Has solid understanding and experience with establishing software development policies across an organization
  • Possess solid business acumen with ability to work with application development, QA and security teams
  • Possess an understanding of application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven etc.
  • Knowledge of the OWASP Top 10




Closing Date:  Tuesday 30th of July 2019



Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.