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Lead Application Security Engineer ~ emaratech ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Full-time · Entry level


About the job

  • Lead Application Security Engineer
  • The Lead Application Security Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the security aspects of software applications. This position requires to be involved in both leadership responsibilities and hands-on technical work.
  • Responsibilities:
  • One of the primary responsibilities of an application security engineer is to work closely with developers and operations teams. They play a pivotal role in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), ensuring that security is integrated at every stage
  • Application security engineers provide guidance to developers on secure coding practices. They also participate in code reviews to identify potential security vulnerabilities and advise on remediation strategies
  • Furthermore, they collaborate with operations teams to ensure that security measures are effectively implemented in production environments
  • Secure Development Lifecycle Integration:
  • Integrate security practices into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Work with development teams to ensure secure coding practices are followed
  • Manage integration with AppSec vulnerabilities assessment techniques, including Static Code Analysis and Dynamic Code Analysis
  • Assist the company in the evolution of its application security functions and services
  • Take leadership of the organization’s bug intake and remediation process
  • Discover security vulnerabilities through AppSec pipeline and devise mitigation strategies, as well as report and help resolve technical debt
  • Act as a subject matter expert for application security mainly across Java, Angular, React and other languages and frameworks


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field
  • Experience: 5-7 years of experience in application security or a related field, with a proven track record of handling complex security issues
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in security testing tools, understanding of secure coding practices, and knowledge of various security frameworks and compliance standards
  • Soft Skills: Strong leadership and communication skills are crucial, as the role involves collaboration with various stakeholders and educating others on security matters
  • Certification (Preferred)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)

Posted on Nov 4, 2023.