Application Security Specialist

  • Renswoude, Nijborg 17
  • 32-40 uur per week

About the role

At A.S. Watson, we fully understand the importance of cyber security. The world is more reliant on technology than ever before. It is essential to stay resilient against potential cyber threats or risks in an ever-changing world and environment. Cyber security threats have been a growing concern that should not be underestimated in recent years. The retail industry is often a desirable target for cybercriminals to retain precious customer information. All this needs to be protected from potential cyber threats, and that's where cyber security comes in. At A.S. Watson, our cyber security team strives to strengthen the cyber defense in the organization continuously. Our ultimate goal is to keep our organization safe and secure to enable employees and customers to work and conduct business in a safe environment. Are you helping us with protecting the company?

As Application Security Specialist your will be part of Group IT Security Function. This department has a main responsibility for supporting Global Security Optimization team related to web application security and external threat surface management. 

What will you get in return?

  • A job at a successful international company, that is constantly evolving. You'll never be bored!
  • An informal no-nonsense work ethic;
  • Workspace at home;
  • You will be based at our office in Renswoude or Utrecht, but traveling within Europe is also involved (depending on the circumstances);
  • Competitive salary and benefits like travel allowance and a discount on your health insurance;
  • 30 days holiday with an option to buy More;
  • Excellent refer-a-friend scheme with up to € 1.000,00 up for grabs!
  • A fantastic learning and development offering to explore;
  • Discounts for you and your family from some of our much-loved retailers in the Netherlands, including Kruidvat, Trekpleister, and ICI Paris XL;
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved in wellbeing initiatives to support your physical and mental health;
  • …plus much More!  

This is you

This role would be a good fit for you if:

  • Would like to support on addressing security vulnerabilities on the e-commerce platform and other B2C and B2B web services by prioritizing them following defined criteria and coordinating relevant stakeholders for the mitigation actions;
  • Will work with Regular and Crowdsourced/Bug-bounty Pentesting partners, to handle Vulnerability Reports, prioritize them and follow up with the development teams for remediation;
  • Will support on threat modeling, design reviews and penetration testing of external facing web applications to identify vulnerabilities and security defects. Support development teams on Cybersecurity topics;
  • Will support to configure and maintain Web Application Firewall and Website Protection;
  • Will support the implementation and enforcement of secure by design principles according to policies, standards, and patterns of Group IT Security;
  • Will support on maintaining an Attack Surface Management platform;
  • Will support on creating and maintaining a secure code training baseline for the training process of the development teams;
  • Will support on implementation and execution of automated web application security testing tools (SAST/DAST).

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree on IT with an affinity for Security;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience on Web Application Security topics: Web App penetration testing, SAST/DAST and vulnerability management;
  • Experience in identifying and remediating common web application vulnerabilities such as OWASP Top 10;
    Knowledge of Web Application Firewalls;
  • Experience on various commercial and open-source penetration testing tools including SAST and DAST tools;
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery concepts and tools (Jenkins);
  • Excellent Communication skills in the English on both written and verbally;
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Ability to translate security vulnerabilities to business risks;

We invite you to apply for this job via the apply button (‘solliciteer online’). By clicking on this button, you will be forwarded to this vacancy on our A.S. Watson Group Careerpage, where you are able to learn More about A.S. Watson Group.

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Solliciteren bij A.S. Watson Benelux in 5 stappen

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01. 01.


Solliciteer online via de button in een vacaturetekst. Je hoeft alleen je gegevens in te vullen en je cv en eventueel je motivatiebrief te uploaden.

02. 02.


De Recruiter bekijkt en beoordeelt je sollicitatie. Je krijgt telefonisch of via e-mail een reactie.

03. 03.


Als we je sollicitatie interessant vinden, nodigen we je uit voor een kennismakingsgesprek.

04. 04.


Voor sommige functies zullen we je vragen om een (online) assessment in te vullen of deel te nemen aan een dag assessment.

05. 05.

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  • Renswoude, Nijborg 17
  • 32-40 uur per week