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Lilly Associate Director – IDS Application Security in Indianapolis, Indiana

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The Application Security Engineer is responsible for managing all aspects of the Dynamic Application Security Testing Service, including vulnerability identification, analysis, remediation coordination and reporting.


  • Lead and deliver the Dynamic Application Security Testing service to ensure new applications or applications undergoing a major change are assessed for vulnerabilities prior to production implementation.

  • Technical subject matter expert for the Dynamic Application Security Testing tools used to perform scans on applications.

  • Build relationships with internal and external customers and partner with them to monitor and coordinate remediation of vulnerabilities across corporate and business applications.

  • Partner with Information Security Architecture to define and continually improve the Application Security Program.

  • Develop processes and/or improve current processes related to Application Security Testing services.

  • Coordinate with the Threat Intelligence Team and SOC to drive key vulnerability initiatives.

  • Triage newly identified critical vulnerabilities and zero-day vulnerabilities, assess threat and impact information, and manage escalation processes for remediation based on risk.

  • Follow departmental change management process to ensure appropriate implementation of metrics and reporting capabilities.

  • Continuously improve the processes and procedures to include reporting exceptions/risk acceptance for further review including escalation to the appropriate risk owners.

  • Interact with stakeholders to develop and fine-tune the process of how metrics are calculated and communicated.

  • Provide written and oral communications as appropriate to the information security leadership related to Application Security quantitative metrics, reporting, and analysis.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree

  • 5+ years of related Information Security experience or application development and support experience.

  • 3+ years of Advanced experience with:

  • Experience with industry standard application security testing technologies, such as GitHub Advanced Security, Acunetix, Checkmarx, Fortify WebInspect, Rapid7 InsightAppSec, Qualys WAS or Burp Suite.

  • Experience in DevSecOps and conducting end to end security testing of Applications – Web, Mobile, Thick Client, API & Web Services.

  • Experience with automating processes for security testing, escalating, and reporting through scripting and working with API’s.

  • Experience with security compliance procedures and providing automation where possible.

  • Experience with enforcing adherence to application security policies and procedures.

  • Experience & Knowledge of OWASP Top 10, SANS 25, OSSTMM, MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

  • Experience in systems administration, security DevOps processes, system hardening, IAM, guardrails, and service control policies within cloud computing environments.

  • Evaluation of threats and risk to business operations resulting in security solutions that appropriately balance cost and risk mitigation.

  • Data analysis and problem resolution. Must be able to integrate and correlate large amounts of data to identify complex patterns and trends.

  • Applying good risk-based judgment to complex problems.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position


  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

  • GIAC Certifications:

  • Certified Security Essentials (GSEC)

  • Certified Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)

  • Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)

  • Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)

  • Certified Exploit Researcher & Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)

  • Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to think analytically and to understand and communicate quantitative information.

  • Ability to apply programming language structures (e.g., source code review) and logic.

  • Make recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective security controls to mitigate risk (e.g., protection of information, systems and processes).

  • Knowledge of cyber-attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).

  • Knowledge of ethical hacking principles and techniques.

  • Knowledge of cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, non-nation state sponsored, and nation sponsored).

  • Skill in the use of penetration testing tools and techniques.


  • Travel: 0-10%

  • 0800-1700 M-F

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