• Senior Security Consultant, Payments

    Job Locations UK-Manchester
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Coalfire

    Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. Our professionals are among the most talented in the industry, and each and every day, they strive to provide the unbiased assessments, advice, and innovative solutions that help our clients meet their specific challenges and build long-term strategies to protect their organizations. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of one of the world’s most important industries – and we’re committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges.


    We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking a Senior Security Consultant (QSA) to support our Denver, Atlanta, and Manchester offices.

    What you'll do

    In this role, you will conduct technical testing for payment applications. This opportunity provides access to the rapidly emerging market for IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (IT GRC) management.  For IT application validation assessments, your primary focus will be to validate technical controls for compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Payment Application – Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).  In this position, you will be one of the most senior IT auditors in the industry.  You will be a key member of the application validation team that works with various application vendors to advise them about data protection strategies, secure application coding, and overall application compliance and security.

    • Identify application security vulnerabilities, leveraging your knowledge of application development practices
    • Perform technical application testing across a wide variety of technologies, including penetration testing
    • Gather evidence through collaborative client developer interviews
    • Compare client documentation to current compliance guidelines
    • Prepare Reports On Validation and/or authoring white papers

    What you'll bring

    • Bachelor's degree (four-year college or university) in an IT-related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Five or more (5+) years in IT security and/or application development
    • Current CISSP, or the ability to obtain
    • Desire to become PA-QSA certified
    • Strong understanding of application security practices (such as OWASP Top 10) and/or application architecture
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to comfortably interact with senior management and clients in a consultative manner
    • Excellent customer service and project management skills
    • Experience with risk assessment and gap analysis
    • Experience in IT security audit and compliance
    • Experience developing software
    • Ability to travel up to 50%

    Bonus Points

    • A commitment to your profession demonstrated by participation in industry events, seminars, blogs, and memberships in professional associations
    • A desire to join some of the most capable and experienced cyber security professionals in the industry and contribute to the ongoing growth of our venture together

    Why you'll want to join us

    Passionate problem-solvers who are hungry to learn, grow, and contribute. That’s what it takes to be a part of the Coalfire team. We work together to tackle the toughest cybersecurity challenges and help our clients become more secure and successful. We are trusted advisors who are committed to shaping our industry. At Coalfire, our people have the opportunity to expand their minds and skills, build meaningful relationships with the industry’s smartest minds, and have a direct impact on our company’s success. 


    Along with energetic culture and supportive environment, you’ll have the flexibility to balance your personal and work life and grow personally and professionally. We work hard, and we play hard – and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including: [list of benefits]


    • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
    • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
    • A generous 401(k) plan
    • A corporate wellness program
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages


    Coalfire is an EEO employer.


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