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IBM Application Security Consultant (m/w/x) in Frankfurt, Germany


Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will perform application security assessments, code reviews and application security design activities, as well as Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and agile DevOps security consulting in a customer environment. The candidate will be responsible for identifying specific and systemic security issues within applications and the application development and lifecycle maintenance process, and will also be a resource for the client in establishing and expanding the base of client knowledge in the area of application security.

Projects may include:

  • Performing application vulnerability and security assessments

  • Performing application security risk assessments

  • Performing code review across a variety of programming languages

  • Defining application security controls

  • Performing application security design activities

  • Performing assessments of SDLC and DevOps processes

  • Developing and delivering application security training and outreach

  • Creating gap analysis and client improvement program recommendations

  • Other security-related projects that may be assigned according to skills

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in Application Security

  • Experience in IT and / or software development

  • Basic knowledge in common application code review methods and standards

  • Basic knowledge in application development and coding in modern languages

  • Basic knowledge in OWASP tools and methodologies

  • Basic knowledge in and understanding of HTTP and web programming

  • Basic knowledge in common enabling application security requirements

  • Basic knowledge in standard Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and DevOps practices

  • Readiness to travel 75% travel annually

  • English: Fluent (written and verbal)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

  • Certified in CISSP, CEH, and/or CSSLP

  • German: Good

About Business Unit

IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

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Location Statement

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