Application Security Analyst

at Merck in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

We are seeking energetic, forward thinking Information Security enthusiast for an entry level Information Security role to join our IT Risk Management & Security group in Branchburg. The candidate should have following qualifications, skills and experience:


+ Bachelor’s degree in computer science/related field or equivalent experience.

+ Knowledge of IT Security concepts and fundamentals.

+ Working knowledge in the field of software development , with strong desire to learn Application Security.

+ Understanding of various application models (client-server, desktop apps, mobile, etc.).

+ Familiarity with software development/delivery lifecycle and accompanying technologies.

+ Understanding of general coding concepts and best practices and ability to read code (Python, Java, JavaScript, .NET, etc.).

+ Strong interpersonal, networking, influencing and relationship-building skills and the ability to navigate cross-culturally with wide array of stakeholders, internally and externally.

+ Personal drive and passion to not only continue growing yourself but also the Application Security best practices.


+ Experience in Information security role.

+ Understanding of OWASP Top 10 web application security risks (XSS, SQL Injection, etc.) and recommended mitigation strategies.

+ Familiarity with application security tools (SAST/DAST/OSS, Mobile and API security testing, etc.).

+ Familiarity with Agile development processes and DevSecOps best practices.

You will:

+ Serve as a technical point of contact for application teams as it relates to configuration and operation of application security testing tools and their integration into the software development process.

+ Collaborate with software developers and application teams to ensure the products are developed using secure software development methodologies.

+ Drive effective remediation, tracking and reporting of the application security issues.

+ Ensure stability and resiliency of our Application Security products and services.

+ Help to develop, collect and improve metrics to measure the success of the Application Security program.

+ Partner with other IT Risk Management & Security teams to improve the overall Cyber Security posture of the organization.

+ Identify areas where our processes can be improved, and where possible implement those improvements.

We offer:

+ Competitive remuneration.

+ Position in a world leading global company.

+ Challenging career.

+ Professional growth based on performance.

+ Innovative working environment.

+ Wide range of benefits.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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No relocation

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Remote Work, Telecommuting


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Requisition ID: R139702

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Job Posting: JC193149937

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Oct 01, 2021