What is the opportunity?

Please note that this role may be fully remote from anywhere in North America.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Application Security Assessments – you would provide technical execution in the area of application security for the global RBC business and application development teams across all enterprise information technology groups. You would act as the subject matter expert in execution of application penetration testing, in addition to participation in the development of application security best practices, tools, and processes. You would also provide technical input on current, interim and target state application penetration testing strategies and help execute various application security projects across all RBC lines of business.

What will you do?

  • You will participate in and lead a range of application security assessment activities. Perform penetration testing against web, mobile, and infrastructure environments.

  • Ensure applications are thoroughly tested using industry best practices prior to promotion to production.

  • Assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of application penetration testing processes and tools.

  • Research and keep up to date on application security emerging threats, techniques, tools, and trends.

  • Educate key organizational stakeholders (e.g. developers, security consultants, executives) on application security matters across the organization.

What do you need to succeed?


  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern development languages (e.g. Java, C#, Go,JavaScript), scripting languages (Python, Powershell, Bash, etc.), and operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, OSX).

  • Possess strong understanding of web and mobile application architecture and development principles.

  • Exposure to application security best practices such as secure coding, security testing techniques.

  • 2+ years of direct experience in application penetration testing.

  • Familiarity with modern application penetration testing tooling and platforms.

  • Self-starter attitude, capable of working independently and within a team.

  • Strong writing skills and ability to explain technical content to a broad range of audiences.


  • OSCP, OSCE, GWAPT, GMOB, GXPN certifications an asset

  • Knowledge of OWASP, SANS or other security-related frameworks

  • Experience with bug bounty programs

What's in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable

  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities

  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact

  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

  • A world-class training program in financial services

  • Flexible work/life balance options

  • Opportunities to do challenging work

  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities

  • Opportunities to building close relationships with clients

  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographies


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About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

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Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


City: Jersey City

Address: 30 Hudson St

Work Hours/Week: 37.5

Work Environment: Office

Employment Type: Permanent

Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional

Pay Type: Salaried

Required Travel(%): 0

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

People Manager: No

Application Deadline: 10/26/2018

Req ID: 173757

Posting Notes: None


Source: Working Nomads

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