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IT Senior Application Security Expert

Date: 06-May-2018

Location: Ghent (LOC_BEL_100022), BE

Company: Thomas Cook

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IT Senior Application Security Expert 


Job description


A Senior Application Security Expert is required to be part of a high quality Security Team offering excellent support and knowledge to a number of business areas.

Although the focus will be on IT application security design, you will also be the Subject Matter Expert for application security for all possible business units. A big part of this function will focus on website security.

You will be part of the Information Security team that focusses on both security in applications, infrastructure & websites. In this international team you will focus on solution design and will get to work in an international environment with a broad specter of challenges.

Your responsibilities include:

  • You will be the SME for application security (including website security) and will support all development teams, security teams and service desk with solving security questions
  • Train and support other team members to increase their application security knowledge
  • Make proposals to continually improve the defined processes and documents
  • Stay informed about the latest trends and improvements in the security technology & community and translate this into improvements for the internal security
  • Work closely together with and provide support to the Head of Solution Design & Consulting to plan a vision and future actions for the team
  • Work closely together with development teams to assist in security solution design
  • Work closely together with training department to compile adequate security trainings
  • Compile and update a list of high level application security requirements, needed for current applications, websites, projects & BAU
  • Compile and update a list of detailed application security requirements (so it can be re-used for all different projects)
  • Assist in operational consultancy, so all difficult issues are handled properly
  • Act as an escalation point for the application security for all IT related concerns, liaising as required with the business customers to ensure that issues are addressed




  • You hold Master Degree in IT (or related) or you hold a Bachelor/Master and have at least 10 years of relevant IT experience.
  • IT or Service Management experience is a must.
  • You have a proven experience of at least 5 to 10 years in a security environment
  • You have hands-on experience of at least 5 years with security for applications
  • You demonstrated success of working effectively under short timeframes and significant pressure
  • You have worked in complex environment with multiple technologies , architectures and applications
  • You are used to working in international teams with multiple locations
  • You are an excellent communication skills (both in speaking and writing) in English.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum or scrum certification are a big added value
  • Experience in program languages like Java, PhP and .NET are a big added value

Our offer


  • an exciting challenge within our innovative and dynamic organization
  • a contract of unlimited duration
  • a company car
  • a competitive salary package including interesting fringe benefits
  • 20 days of annual leave + 6 Happy Days
  • attractive reductions on our own products





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