Canon - Application Security Lead

Canon is changing and so are the markets we supply and the customers we serve. We are on a journey of transition to being a truly customer centric company bringing new services and solutions to our customer communities. To support us on this journey our IT Security team provide critical and beneficial IT Security expertise and advice which supports and signs off system development and changes within the organisation. This Application Security Lead role will be part of the EMEA Information Security Department (EISD) team, responsible for a secure systems development lifecycle (SSDLC) and ensure IT delivery teams build secure systems and IT operations keep applications in production secure.
This is a permanent role which is based at our European Head Quarters based in Stockley Park, Uxbridge.

What we give

With Canon, you'll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition. We'll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us. You'll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly.

As the Application Security Lead your key responsibilities and tasks will be;

  • Acting as the security representative within project streams for new and upcoming projects

  • Translating security policies into security requirements for new and existing projects

  • Assisting with implementation of the security domain design principles/blueprint in the various projects

  • Conduct Security architecture and design reviews

  • Establishing security criteria for quality gate approval and ensure criteria fulfilled prior to approval

  • Responsible for vulnerability management and timely mitigation within the responsible areas (for both in house and outsourced services)

What we ask

We need people who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to risk new ways of doing things and the ability to see the world the way their customers see it. We're looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can ensure Canon stays ahead in an ever-changing world.

To be successful in this role as the Application Security Lead we require you to have the following skills and qualifications;

  • Relevant degree (or equivalent) in the field of computer science and/or information security and/or relevant certification in the field of information security

  • Significant working experience in a technical capacity in a Security / IT department

  • Demonstrable working experience in application development and application security and/or solution design

  • Ability to understand, follow up and progress mitigation activities for security auditing reports, penetration testing reports and/or configuration reviews

  • Beneficial if you have previous experience with foundation technologies (Appinterface, EDI, BPM, IAM, etc) and Business Intelligence

  • Previous experience with Cloud infrastructure and SAAS

Specific Security & IT skills

  • Knowledge of Secure Architecture and Design principles.

  • Experience in handling large enterprise level / critical business / ecommerce application.

  • Secure coding knowledge for common languages

  • Best practices of security requirements/controls development

  • Understand of vulnerability scanning tools (usage and follow up)

  • Knowledge of EU/local compliance requirements – For example, PCI-DSS, SoX, data protection regulations etc

  • SOA architecture

  • SFDC security controls

You will need

As a Canon Europe employee you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Apply Business Acumen

  • Focus on the Customer

  • Take Ownership and Accountability

  • Able to work under pressure meeting strict deadlines

  • Team player

  • Self-starter

Further Information

In return for being our Application Security Lead you can expect to receive a competitive base salary plus access to our benefits which include; Annual Bonus scheme, DB Pension scheme, Private Medical Insurance, 25 days holidays per year, Staff Purchase Scheme, Subsidised restaurant, Subsidised Dry Cleaning, Ride to Work scheme, Employee Assistance Program and a Flexible Working Policy!
This role will also require a limited amount of travel across Europe est. 10%

Canon is enriching lives and businesses in incredible new ways. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company that’s strong, ambitious and considerate, where people do great things together. You can expect the exceptional and achieve the exceptional, with the world's best imaging company.