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At TD Ameritrade, the health and safety of our employees and candidates is our highest priority, and we have recently transitioned the majority of our employees to working from home. While we are still actively recruiting, due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made some critical changes to our recruiting process that eliminates the need for any face to face contact. As your application progresses, you can expect interviews to be conducted either on the phone or via video conference. Our Talent Acquisition Partners will guide you throughout the interview process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Senior Application Security Test Engineer (LX)

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TD Ameritrade is looking for a Senior Application Security Test Engineer.


  • Conduct software security testing, including penetration testing, to identify security vulnerabilities as a result of security bugs, coding errors, omissions, and defects.
  • Constantly monitor new application security research findings.
  • Understand, learn and then apply new techniques, attack vectors and vulnerability types into the Security Quality Assurance (“SQA”) program at TDA.
  • Partner with other internal teams including DevOps to integrate software security scanning and testing into TDA’s continuous integration/ continuous development software pipelines.
  • Introduce automated testing of fixed vulnerabilities into TDA’s continuous integration/continuous development software pipelines.
  • Research identify and introduce new technologies for scanning application security vulnerabilities. 
  • Provide cost/benefit analysis and create value propositions to support their adoption.
  • Define enterprise-wide risk management and governance approach for SQA controls.
  • Define, implement and continually refine an enterprise-wide application security vulnerability remediation process.
  • Review, inspect and walk-through remediation solutions to help developers understand impact of vulnerabilities and options available to remediate them.
  • Develop, mentor and train application developers and junior SQA staff in application security best practices and secure coding.
  • Provide metrics, indicators and reports used help assess control effectiveness.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related IT field.

5 years of professional experience in software testing and quality assurance, to include:

  • 5 years of experience with a Java development environment;
  • 5 years of experience with software test automation development and techniques;
  • 5 years of experience automating fixed defects using Selenium/Java;
  • 3 years of experience with software security practices, including secure code reviews, vulnerability scanning methods and security requirements analysis;
  • 3 years of experience with application vulnerability types, attack vectors, and remediation approaches;
  • 3 years of experience with continuous delivery/continuous integration processes and procedures, including implementing security considerations in automated workflows;
  • 3 years of experience with software application security sources and standards such as OWASP, WASC, NIST or CVE; and
  • 1 year of experience writing Burp Suite extensions using Java.

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Quick Facts

  • Jersey City, New Jersey;
  • ID# R-2837
  • Full time
  • Senior Manager
  • Permanent Employee

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As a leader in brokerage and investment services for nearly 45 years, TD Ameritrade offers a full spectrum of powerful solutions and innovative tools for trading and investing. We're constantly expanding our knowledge and boosting our capabilities, from a leading active trader program to intuitive long-term investment solutions, and a national branch system. Combine that with some of the industry's brightest minds, and there's no limit to how big our accomplishments can be.

From first-time investors to sophisticated traders, our technology is focused on helping individuals seek out their financial goals. And you're the ambassador to all that we do. Beginning with our trading platform and proprietary technology that aims to outperform, you'll maintain the high level of quality and integrity we're known for, each and every day. With the right opportunity, there's no limit to what you can accomplish.

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