Application Security Engineer

    • Job ID: 512989-677544
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

While known for being the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned book publishing firm, W. W. Norton also has a growing list of digital applications that serve students, instructors, and general readers. The Application Security Engineer will join a co-located team of New York-based UX designers, engineers, project managers, and business analysts to create exceptional products.

At Norton we believe that software engineering is a creative and collaborative endeavor. Our goal is to build happy, productive teams and processes to deliver quality products that delight W. W. Norton's customers. The Application Security Engineer will be responsible for the security hardening and data protection of W. W. Norton’s e-commerce sites and digital products. This is a hands-on technical position that requires software engineering and interpersonal communication skills.

If you come into this role, then you will be accountable for the security of digital products deployed by W. W. Norton. You will contribute to architecting solutions and to the adoption of software development best practices. You will meet these expectations by working with and guiding/mentoring other team members in coding practices. You will also work with the company's security analyst and IT team to ensure that our digital products conform to the company's policies and responsibilities.

You will be a good fit for this role if you have a solid background in modern enterprise-class application development using NodeJS and React/Redux. Prior experience or a convincing display of interest in application security related work is also expected. You will also need an ability to master new/emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions.

Reasons that WW Norton may be the right fit for you:

  • We are a company that inspires and educates people;
  • We are 100% focused on teamwork and collaboration;
  • We an on-site workplace so you will see your colleagues and talk to them every day;
  • We use agile methodologies like scrum and test-driven development;
  • We offer you the opportunity to hone your skills in a plethora of tools and technologies, including JavaScript, Node, React, OWASP practices, and cyber security vulnerability assessment;
  • We support your growth as a self-motivated, organized and proactive team member;
  • We encourage learning and sharing knowledge in the office;
  • Our engineering managers come from a technology background;
  • We welcome diversity;
  • You will have opportunity to meet and discuss your ideas with direct and senior managers through 1-on-1s and town-hall meetings;
  • We are surrounded by books; many of our colleagues are avid readers and love to discuss what they’re reading;
  • W. W. Norton is owned entirely by the employees, so all employees have a stake in the success of the firm;
  • Our offices overlook the New York Public Library and Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan;

Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years of hands-on professional software development experience
  • BS (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Ability to work full-time in W. W. Norton’s New York Office
  • Eligible to work for W.W. Norton & Company in the US