Application Security Engineer

IT Toronto, Ontario


We are looking for an application security engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Richmond Hill, Toronto Office.

Why we need you: -

You’ll be working hard to protect, and improve protection of, existing and newly developed applications against cyber-attacks for the group. You’ll have a focus on C++ applications and we’ll be looking for you to write software to improve the network, host and application level security. You’ll use static and dynamic analysis tools to identify and fix software vulnerabilities. In additional, we’ll want you to perform security code reviews and maintain and extend the secure coding guidelines. We’ll be looking to you to educate our develops on common weaknesses and best secure coding practices.

Who are we looking for: -

You’ll have extensive work experience in the field of information/software security and we’ll need you to have a deep understanding of software weaknesses (CWE, OWASP). Given you’ll be focused on C++ applications, we’ll want you to have a strong background in this area. Roughly we’d expect you to have around 5 years+ experience in C++ development but we’re keen to see what you can bring to the table! You’ll be someone with a solid knowledge of cryptography and networking protocols.

We’re really looking for someone with an intense interest in security and a really strong desire to learn new technologies and use them to our advantage and safety. You’ll be someone who has exposure to static code analysers such as Lint or Clang and you’ll have at least one scripting language such as PHP, Perl and/or Python.

Given the technical skill of this role, we’d prefer you to have an M.Sc or Ph.D degree in Computer Science, or something equivalent.

You can expect to work with Git and JIRA – hopefully they are things you’re comfortable working with too.

Whilst this is a lot, we’re interested to hear from you if you feel you hit most of these points. We need smart people with a good grounding, but some of this we can show you!

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

All of the above! We know it’s a long list, so do tick off what you think you have exposure to, if it’s most – you’re in with a strong chance! If you have additional skills in machine learning techniques and knowledge of compiler technologies, we’ll be keen to get you to sign on the dotted line!

What's in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you and your dependents plus you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

We have on-site yoga a few times a week and lunch is on us. We also have fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office so you won’t go hungry.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, we'll send you a short test then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Toronto (Richmond Hill) service office in the Application Security department.