Application Security Engineer

| Downtown

We’re currently searching for a passionate, empathic, and collaborative Applications Security Engineer to work with our digital acceleration teams responsible for the development of AAA’s web and mobile applications. This position will help define and validate the implementation of application security controls on AAA’s systems and applications. Additionally, this position will play an integral role in the implementation of new security standards and processes within ClubLabs and AAA’s application development community.


  • Integrating security tools, standards, and processes into the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Ensuring that developers and QA personnel are trained with the appropriate level of security knowledge to perform their daily activities.
  • Improving and supporting application security tool deployments including static and dynamic analysis and runtime testing tools.
  • Improving and maintaining secure development standards.
  • Supporting the incident response and architecture review processes whenever application security expertise is needed.
  • Assisting with application framework and perimeter security improvement projects.
  • Supporting Vendor Security activities to ensure 3rd-party software and development meets security standards.
  • Assisting with identifying security requirements for test-driven design.
  • Producing metrics reporting the state of application security programs and performance of development teams against standards.


  • 6-8 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of higher education and experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the OWASP Top 10 and/or SANS Top 25 application security vulnerabilities, how to detect then, fix them, and most importantly, how to explain them to developers.
  • Experience in performing testing of new and existing applications for security vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of programming language and development tools in any of the following technology stacks:
    • Windows Development API’s including C#, .NET architecture, WMI, Active Directory, etc.
    • C/C++, GNU tool-chain, Linux development environment (core java) and scripting in Linux shells.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with web service technologies such as XML, REST, SOAP, AJAX, JSON, HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
  • Mobile application development: Objective-C, Swift, Lua, etc.
  • Background in web and/or mobile application security and penetration testing techniques.
  • Experience with an application security testing tools such as HP Fortify, VeraCode, Contrast, Checkmarx, ZAP, etc.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, design patterns, object-oriented programming, algorithms and software design.
  • Strong fundamentals of topics in Operating systems (e.g. virtual memory, IPC, processes, threads, kernel, scheduler, I/O, file systems.
  • Experience with integrating security tasks into development processes.
  • Participated in security operations support and incident handling.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new skills, flexibility to work in an agile and fluid environment.

AAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Automobile Club of Southern California will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Walking distance from USC, Exposition Park, and the Expo Line. The rest of Downtown LA's vibrant entertainment and dining minutes away!

An Insider's view of ClubLabs

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Clublabs has a very comfortable and upbeat vibe. Team members are laser-focused on the tasks at hand, yet open to collaborating and connecting throughout the day. You are not alone at Clublabs and I feel I can reach out to anyone for help or insights in the projects I am working on.

Christopher Barnes

Solution Architect - Email

What does your typical day look like?

Just depends on the day. Right now I’m exploring the branch experience. Every day is different. Some day’s I’m in the field working with the team on new digital initiatives and other days I’m speaking with developers and architects on how we best garner change in processes that are nearly 50 years old.

Jay Eck

Special Projects

What are ClubLabs Perks + Benefits

ClubLabs Benefits Overview

We offer all the ins and outs, from medical, dental, vision, 401(k), a pension, PTO, HSA's, FSA's, life and disability insurance, an employee assistance program, employee personal and professional development, performance bonus's, employee discounts, employee car buying program, internal credit union, ping pong, an XBox, VR gaming, Bikes, and all the snacks and coffee you can handle.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
In addition, to our Flexible Spending Account (FSA), we also offer participating Health Saving Accounts (HSA) for pre-tax contributions and medical investment for retirement.
Disability Insurance
Clublabs Short-Term Disability will cover 66-2/3% while our Long-Term Disability may provide up to 50% of covered compensation. Options are available to purchase extra coverage.
Dental Benefits
ClubLabs dental plans cover 100% of the cost for preventative care.
Vision Benefits
Clublabs vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 and $15 copay respectively.
Health Insurance Benefits
ClubLabs offers PPO, PPO HDHP (participating HSA's available), and HMO health care plans for employee coverage needs.
Life Insurance
ClubLabs offers basic life insurance which covers 2x an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment. Options available to purchase additional benefits for yourself, spouse, and child.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
ClubLabs 401(K) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4% of annual base salary. In addition, the company also offers an eligible pension program.
Performance Bonus
We offer various cash rewards for going above and beyond the call of duty and annual performance bonuses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Our business core hours are from 10am to 4pm. Dependent on team structures.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
ClubLabs offers two weeks paid time off for all employees and 3+ weeks after five years of employment.
Paid Holidays
ClubLabs offers most major holidays. Currently we offer 8 paid holidays and 2 flex holidays throughout the year.
Paid Sick Days
ClubLabs offers five sick days throughout the year for all employee's.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Most of us rock jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room is currently stocked with ping pong, Xbox One, and recently VR.
Stocked Kitchen
ClubLabs has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, all flavored LaCroix, yoohoo chocolate milk, and all the soda you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Free breakfast provided every Wednesday.
Happy Hours
We head down to all the great local spots every last Thursday of the month.
We have our own parking lots in the downtown area with no costs to employees.
Relocation Assistance
ClubLabs offers relocation assistance, including moving costs and travel expense reimbursement.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a wide range of training programs and certification reimbursement through our internal university at AAA, as well as, various offsite training programs.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
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Paid industry certifications
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