Senior Application Security Engineer

Washington, D.C
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 392

Job Title: Remote

Clearance Level: Active Public Trust

Work together with the client and application community to maintain a resilient security posture for highly visible applications.

· Remediate application security flaws in conjunction with the application security team.
· Lead security discussions with the application teams to prescribe security best practices within their development lifecycle.
· Perform dynamic and static application performance testing, perform security requirements creation or generation-level threat modeling leveraging tools, including SD Elements, and perform application-level testing using applications such as Burp Suite.
· Work with the latest OWASP frameworks.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
· HS diploma or GED

Required Skills
· 6+ years of Information Technology experience
· 3+ years of experience with Java, Python, .NET, or C#
· 3+ years of experience with Burp Suite
· 3+ years of experience using the design and implementation of enterprise-wide security controls to secure applications, systems, network, or infrastructure services
· 3+ years of experience with supporting Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), and IDE Plug-in environments using Veracode (Preferred) or similar application
· Experience with Eclipse, JDeveloper, including pipeline development, or Visual Studio
· Experience with securing enterprise web applications and OWASP Top 10, CVSS, CWE, WASC, and SANS-25
· Knowledge of federal compliance standards, including NIST 800-53, FIPS, or FedRAMP
· Knowledge of Linux or UNIX environments, including navigating and troubleshooting basic website connectivity issues
· Ability to obtain a security clearance
· HS diploma or GED

Preferred Skills
· Experience with Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) capabilities and tools
· Experience writing bash scripts
· Experience with OWASP ZAP or Burp Proxy

WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions
· Monday - Friday position.

Strength Demands
· Light – 20 lbs. Maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 10 lbs. A job is light if less lifting is involved but significant walking/standing is done or if done mostly sitting but requires push/pull on arm or leg controls.

Physical Requirements
· Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel;
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)