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Grant Thornton LLP Applications Security Manager in Wichita, Kansas

ICS - Applications Security Manager

Application Security Manager lead our DevSecOps, security architecture, engineering, vulnerability management, and application security functions This vital role will continue to build out the risk and security management of our SaaS and custom developed products as we continue our journey to be 100% Cloud Based. As a leader in the Grant Thornton Security team, you will work closely with Product and Technology leadership, engineering, and development teams to continue to champion our “shift left” to ensure that we deliver secure products and services to our clients. You need a passion for complex problems, and enjoy the challenge of operating in sophisticated integrations, events, and data streaming architectures. In this role, you will be a technical security expert with significant scope and impact. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about security and its technical challenges, with the ability to closely align with technology teams to build security from the start into our solutions. We are looking for a leader who can tactically develop and execute a prioritized plan to align with our three-year security roadmap.

Job Duties

  • Work with DevOps teams to Deliver scalable, resilient, reliable, and secure DevSecOps platform capabilities with an automation bias, following infrastructure as code, security as code, and continuous compliance/compliance as code patterns.

  • Oversee the design and implementation of DevSecOps core components (e.g. related to terraform modules, CI/CD, GitOps capabilities, etc.) and security components.

  • Implement a secure Systems and Software Development Lifecycle with security gates and testing across SAST, DAST, SCA, and vulnerability scans with an emphasis on automating tools and process integration.

  • Define the DevSecOps strategy and partner with application teams for adoption and continuous security posture improvement.

  • Develop a tactical execution plan aligned with a core security strategy.

  • Encourage innovation, the implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity.

  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead a security team.


  • 8+ years’ experience working in Cyber Security with at least five years of experience in cyber intelligence, application security, incident response, security assessment, security operations, or computer network defense functions.

  • Prior experience in a software or SaaS environment and cloud security is required.

  • Experience in public cloud environments (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud).

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, AKS, EKS

  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps, Veracode, IDE’s, pods, nodes, deployments (blue-green, canary, rollbacks, etc.), load balancers, and Helm charts

  • Experience maintaining Security in a container environment

  • At least 5 years of experience with Cloud technologies.

  • At least 5 years of experience utilizing DevSecOps technologies to drive Continuous Delivery.

  • Certification in AWS, Azure, or GCP is plus

  • Experience with Site Reliability is a plus.

  • Experience with Rapid7, Barracuda (WAF), Microsoft and Veracode security tooling is preferred.

  • Deep experience in Security with the ability to ensure best practices for customer data and security are implemented

  • Expertise in application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines

  • Experience in scaling and performance improvements for infrastructure

  • Demonstrated success driving progressive information security practices ensuring threat prevention and threat detection for the organization.

  • Experience building reporting, dashboards, and analytics to be able to communicate effectively with the business

  • Experience in the development, implementation, and monitoring of a strategic, comprehensive Information Security program to ensure appropriate levels of confidentiality, integrity, availability, safety, privacy, and recovery of information assets owned, controlled and/or managed by the organization.

  • Experience providing management with up-to-date information on the different threats and security vulnerabilities that the organization may face

  • Expert knowledge in security protocols and technologies. Strong knowledge of systems and network security, tools, techniques, and standards used to conduct penetration testing of networks and applications

  • Must be an experienced people leader with strong leadership across a matrix.

  • A degree in information technology, management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree preferred

About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.

• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.

• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at www.gt.com/careers

• When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we’re taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at www.gt.com/careers

Here’s what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at www.gt.com/careers.

Additional Details:

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For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.