Senior Application Security Engineer

Full Time
Pleasanton, CA
Areas of Interest: Software Assurance and Security Engineering, Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Workday is built around a set of core values that are fundamental to our success—including “fun.” People here enjoy coming to work every day and together we are committed to pushing the boundaries of enterprise software.  Our cloud-based applications for HR and Finance work like your favorite consumer website, offering an enjoyable and simple UX on any device.
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It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

Are you a critical thinker who can break down systems to build them back stronger? Would you like to help secure the next generation of enterprise cloud applications?

As a Senior Application Security Engineer, you will be part of an outstanding team of security professionals with deep experience in security engineering. You will be responsible for driving security into Workday's technologies and ensuring that our software and services are designed and implemented with security in mind. You will also contribute to building, testing, and deploying tools and automation to enhance security across the Workday platform.

What does a Sr Application Security Engineer do at Workday?

  • On a typical day, you'll analyze threats and vulnerabilities to determine security impact
  • Assess the security of core platform infrastructure
  • Build technologies to detect and prevent security vulnerabilities
  • Help development teams build security into the Workday platform
  • Impact the product design by providing secure design patterns
  • Provide recommendations for hardening applications and environments

We Have:

  • A world class, cloud-based software platform
  • A team of fun security ninjas to work with
  • Challenging but fufilling projects that affect thousands of people
  • Ability to attend major security conferences and events
  • Ability to attend industry-leading training courses

You Have:

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related major or equivalent experience
  • 8 + years working in an information security discipline
  • Fluency in at least one programming or scripting language
  • Strong knowledge of Web, network, and systems security
  • Functional knowledge of cryptography: SSL/TLS, AES, SHA-2
  • Capable of finding vulnerabilities and recommending solutions
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrentl

You May Also Have:

  • Familiarity with security in DevOps environments
  • Professional software development experience
  • Experience securing development pipelines

Think you have what it takes? Apply! We'd love to hear from you.


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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

Financial Management, Human Capital Management (Human Resources Management, Workforce Planning + Talent Management), Payroll, Expenses, Time Tracking, Procurement, Grants Management, Recruiting
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000