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Application Security Engineer



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

About the role:
An application security engineer ensures that every step of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) follows security best practices. They are also responsible for adhering to secure coding principles and aid in testing the application against security risks/parameters before release.


  • Support and consult with product and development teams in the area of application security, including threat modeling and application security reviews
  • Perform security-focused code reviews
  • Designing and Implementing software application security controls.
  • Developing and maintaining documentation of application security controls.
  • Assist in development of security processes and automated tooling that prevent classes of security issues.
  • Performing application scanning and testing.
  • Assist teams in reproducing, triaging, and addressing application security vulnerabilities.
  • Communicating the nature and severity of security concerns to the development team.
  • Designing technical solutions to address security weaknesses.
  • Developing and maintaining software application security policies and procedures.
  • Support the vulnerability disclosure program.


  • Able to work well with software development teams and Product Managers.
  • Experience identifying security issues through code review.
  • Excellent and professional communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to articulate complex topics in a clear and concise manner.
  • Familiarity with some common security libraries and tools (e.g. static analysis tools, proxying / penetration testing tools).
  • Familiarity and ability to explain common security flaws and ways to address them (e.g. OWASP Top 10).
  • Basic development or scripting experience and skills. Python, JavaScript, and/or Go are preferred.
  • A basic understanding of network and web related protocols (such as TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS).
  • 1-3 years as an Application Security Engineer

Bonus points for:

  • OffSec Web Expert (OSWE) certification
  • 2 - 3 years of development experience
  • Experience in Docker, GCP
  • An interest in working in biotech, genomics, and precision medicine


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.