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Pearson Application Security Engineer/Senior Application Security Engineer - Penetration Testing in Bangalore, India

Role purpose

  • The Enterprise Application Security team is responsible for protecting Pearson’s commercial digital products and data, our learner’s data, and Pearson’s internal applications. By employing a blend of technology, developer training, test integration, and process automation, the Application Security team’s goal is to reduce our risks and provide ongoing Internet safe havens for our learners.

  • Within this team, the Senior/Application Security Engineer is mostly responsible for supporting existing application security initiatives, performing manual assessment of the applications own by Pearson and 3 rd parties. This role will also support existing SAST, DAST, SCA operational activities.


  • Scoping and performing Pearson own mobile, web application, cloud, and API/Web Services tests.

  • Automation of security testing, and development of internal tooling, to achieve continuous assurance.

  • Collaboration with engineering teams to facilitate secure development, including:

  • Review and analysis of proposed technical solutions to identify appropriate security controls.

  • Input and guidance to security related technical architecture and design decisions.

  • Code review of features and critical security components.

  • Practical security testing.

  • Advising development community on remediation of security issues and processes to address root causes.

  • Security assurance reviews of third-party solutions.

  • Review, analysis, and reporting of external threats relevant to Pearson systems and solutions in the context of Pearson’s desired security posture.

  • Work with Pearson BAU Application Security team on SAST/DAST/SCA/RASP activities.


Pearson is open-minded when it comes to hiring and we care more about aptitude and attitude than specific experience or qualifications.

Ideally, we would like:

  • 7+ years technical information security experience and 3+ years of experience in Application Penetration Testing

  • Experience of mobile, web application, cloud, and API/Web Services penetration testing.

  • Strong technical knowledge in:

  • Web application security

  • API Security

  • Mobile security (iOS and Android)

  • Networking and associated protocols

  • Containers and Kubernetes

  • A desire to learn, and ability to apply technical security knowledge to new and unfamiliar areas.

  • SANS, CREST, OSCP or similar industry penetration testing qualification

  • A good understanding of applied cryptographic techniques.

  • Reverse engineering and exploit development capabilities.

  • Experience of security testing in an agile SDLC.

  • Threat modelling experience.

  • Experience performing code reviews, particularly in Java and Go.

  • Experience of fulfilling a client facing security consulting role.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in automation of security testing, with previous development experience desirable.

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Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 8643