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Application Security Champion


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job ID:  71233

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

Within the global UCB IT organization, the Cyber Security department is responsible for driving, executing and improving the Cyber Security strategy. We are looking for a unique individual to strengthen our team in the Application Security space. 
As the Application Security Champion, you will adapt and lead the application security strategy for software developed by UCB as well as for the integration of external components and applications into various solutions. 
This global position will directly work with the internal and external developers, key business stakeholders, as well as other IT departments. 
The role is based in Brussels, Belgium.  
Your main responsibilities 

As the Application Security Champion, you will: 
Mature and lead the overall strategy when it comes to application security. This includes, amongst others Threat Modelling, Secure Coding, Source Code reviews and Training. 
•    Work on innovative projects developing Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) 
•    Manage activities like Application Security Scanning and Penetration Testing. 
•    Own, prioritize and steer the remediation strategy for efficient risk mitigation. 
•    Ensure the secure integration of external application components into UCB solutions 
•   Work cross functional and drive together with your colleagues the move from DevOps to DevSecOps to allow for a consistent and agile way for development, security and deployment. 
You see yourself immediately when reading… 
 A University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related degree. We select on skills, capabilities, experience and not on a degree alone! 
•    Passionate about AppSec, the specific trends, threat landscape and evolutions in this space. 
•    A minimum of 5 years of experience in AppSec and experience in the integration with Agile development. 
•  You have a risk-based approach to application development. You are capable of understanding and translating the outcome of assessments (penetration tests, application scans, code reviews…) into concrete risks or potential threats to UCB assets. 
•    Familiar with common frameworks like those from OWASP (e.g. MSTG, SAMM, Testing Guides, Top 10, …) or similar 
•   Experience with secure (coding) practices and standards in languages like .NET Framework/Core, PHP, Drupal Core, Xamarin, Python, SWIFT and eager to close the gap when needed as well as to learn about specific languages like, e.g. R/RShiny. 
•    Experience with or eager to learn about Azure Portal Cloud, Security Center, AKS, Hybrid Cloud Environments and Azure DevOps 
•    Fluent command of English is a must, and other languages are a plus. 

Why you should apply? 
Do you want to contribute to bringing real value to patients living with severe diseases while driving innovation forward? 
Join UCB’s dynamic, inspiring and innovative environment. You will be recognized for impactful performance via a competitive compensation and benefits package and you will enjoy ample personal development opportunities. 
Tell us what makes you the perfect match to our team and join one of the most dynamic & forward-looking IT organizations in the world.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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