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Application Security Engineer

Discovery Inc
Sterling, VA 20164
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Discovery Inc

Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States,
Req ID: 29785


As Discoverys portfolio continues to grow around the world and across platforms the Global Technology & Operations team is building media technology and IT systems that meet the world-class standard for which Discovery is known. Implements and maintains the business systems and technology that are critical for delivering Discoverys products, while articulating the long-term technology strategy that will enable Discoverys growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services to reach more audiences on more platforms.

Within our Information Security team, there has never been a busier or more urgent time to obtain the best talent we can for a function so critical to Discovery. In light of the constant threats and attacks occurring in companies across the globe, and across all industries, the Information Security Team at Discovery is a growing group of cyber security professionals, that are using the latest tools and resources to protect the assets from our internal infrastructure to the shows we broadcast across the globe on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery ID, TLC, EuroSport and more. From the US to Singapore, India to LA, we are tasked with protecting, training, and implementing the best of the best in tools, resources, monitoring, threat detection, and more.

The Role

As an Application Security Engineer, you will work on a cross-functional Product Security team supporting Discoverys Information Security and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) organizations. This is a key role within the Information Security organization that will be focused on application security for our streaming media service and other supporting applications. The Application Security Engineer will be a valued partner to development and engineering teams to ensure secure architectures, patterns, and solutions are created and maintained. This person will work closely with Discoverys DTC product teams and will build a community of practice with developers within DTC to support effective communication and collaboration. This person will be the subject matter expert for secure code development and will work with various application engineering teams to develop alternatives for remediation of vulnerabilities.

If you:
  • are passionate about web and mobile application security
  • want to work in an international, face-paced company
  • want to learn how to secure consumer-facing applications
  • would like to be a part of an experienced team of practitioners open to sharing their knowledge
  • want to learn how to implement security into SDLC (CI\CD)
  • want to have a visible impact on the security of a large suite of products

Join us!


  • Be creative and solve problems with solutions that can scale
  • Run, maintain, and utilize security tools for the Appsec program
  • Review and contribute to application designs and solutions
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure secure coding best practices are followed
  • Assist with code reviews
  • Perform security and risk assessments for consumer-facing applications and services
  • Identify and define application security requirements and security baselines
  • Work collaboratively and proactively across the organization with Product Teams on Application Security initiatives
  • Communicate Findings/Remediation Guidance/Security Design Patterns to development teams
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging secure application technologies/products/trends
  • Actively and continuously share role-specific knowledge with team members and product teams


  • 3+ years of experience with application security/penetration testing work
  • Thorough understanding of common security risks in web/mobile applications and web APIs
  • Experience building and deploying solutions with modern programming languages in a cloud environment
  • Experience in code reviews, business logic assessments, and application security testing
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization
  • Experience with application security tools like Burp Suite and ZAP
  • Experience with testing methods such as SAST/DAST/IAST
  • Experience in secure coding and software development in various languages (Java, Go, JavaScript, Python, etc.)
  • Experience working with Agile development/Scrum teams
  • Experience incorporating security requirements into a SDLC
  • Experience working in CI Systems such as Jenkins
  • Knowledge of practical threat modeling for consumer applications
  • Broad knowledge of IT Security technologies, processes, and techniques and a strong understanding of application security practices.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in IT, Computer Science, or Information Security preferred.
  • Knowledge of cloud security principles
  • GPEN, GXPN, GMOB, CSSLP, or other similar Security Certifications


Posted: 2021-09-16 Expires: 2021-10-17

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