Senior Lead Security/Penetration Test Engineer (Remote)

S&P Global
New York, New York
Jun 12, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
12 The Team:
S&P Ratings Security team focuses on protecting our clients and users from all aspects of modern-day security threats. The mission of our team is to safeguard systems and data by developing innovative solutions for the biggest security challenges. We are passionate problem solvers with deep security expertise.

Responsibilities and Impact:
We are looking for a Lead security engineer responsible for security testing including penetration tests, vulnerability scanning, threat assessments, attack simulations, and red/purple team assessments to enhance security of S&P Ratings Applications and Services.

This position is a technical lead role with an opportunity to utilize their expertise in open-box penetration testing, threat modeling, mixed closed and open-box application security analysis, and vulnerability assessment. This position will collaborate with software development teams, DevOps, and SRE to drive security in to how we design, build, deploy, and operate applications. Responsibilities include mentoring junior engineers and maturing the team's capabilities and processes.

A successful candidate for this position will:
  • Security/penetration test web applications and underlying infrastructure for vulnerabilities using both manual and automated techniques
  • Build scripts, tools, or methodologies to enhance offensive security testing
  • Have expertise with different types of vulnerability assessment tools or related experience in vulnerability detection DAST/SAST tools
  • Employ advanced techniques including reverse engineering, fuzzing, and conduct research to identify new and novel attack vectors
  • Possess sound knowledge of common infrastructure and web application vulnerability categorizations such as CVE, CVSS, CWE
  • Experience in analyzing, identifying, and developing remediation plans for vulnerabilities
  • Sound understanding of application & web-based attacks
  • Exploit development background who can discover new vulnerabilities in the systems and applications
  • Understanding of how applications, cloud networking, operating systems, and databases work to design new attacks
  • Analyze findings from a variety of application security tools (DAST, SAST, SCA, Credential Scanning) to secure web applications during development and production run-time
  • Effectively communicate findings, attack paths, and recommendations, and strategy to technical and executive client stakeholders through written reports and verbal presentations
  • Demonstrate risk of detected issues to both technical and non-technical audiences, recommend code changes to eliminate vulnerabilities
  • Automate security testing at various stages within the CI/CD pipeline
  • Develop secure coding standards and training across multiple application frameworks and technologies to address security-test findings
Compensation/Benefits Information: (This section is only applicable to US candidates)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $105,000 to $200,000. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here .

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work-related experience
  • Minimum 8 years total experience in a technical role such as security engineer with software development experience
  • Design, implementation, and operation of a secure software development lifecycle
  • Experience with web application security/penetration testing and common attack vectors
  • Experience with secure application development
  • Experience with defense-in-depth strategies to help mitigate existing risk within applications
  • Software development experience in a common programming language: Java, Python, C#
  • Scripting/programming skills - Python, PowerShell, GoLang, Perl, JavaScript, .NET, API Integration
  • Security tooling automation in CI/CD pipelines and IDE interfaces including Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Static Application Analysis (SCA) solutions, Dynamic application security testing (DAST)
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience reproducing proof of concept exploitation steps
  • Deep application security knowledge, with the ability to map an application vulnerability to exploitation indications and relevant investigative techniques
  • Familiarity with standardized penetration testing and red teaming standards and procedures, such as NIST SP-800-115 and TIBER-EU.
Right to Work Requirements:
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Return to Work:
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, Restart, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace

About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

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Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence , pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

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At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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