Staff Application Security Engineer - #12168 at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: Remote - USA

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: Security & Compliance

Fanatics is a leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings that excite fans and maximize the reach and presence for partners across the entire sports ecosystem. Come help us build a company the world has never seen before! We are first and foremost a technology company. We build innovative fan experiences through highly analytical, forward thinking, and open-minded collaboration. We are passionate about evaluating and finding the right tech for the jobs at hand, and we get excited about building solutions for modern challenges.

Fanatics is searching for an experienced application security specialist to help protect Fanatics-developed applications which are used externally and internally. A successful candidate will display strong communication, technical skills, and curiosity. We're looking specifically for folks who place an emphasis on usable security, full-stack ownership, and scaling successfully through automation. Fanatics is a fast-growing company and our security program needs to be able to keep pace with that growth while not disrupting innovation.


  • Mentor and train development teams on secure coding standards and techniques
  • Provide expert knowledge and guidance to the product teams about security vulnerabilities and remediation controls
  • Establish security processes and best practices for our mobile, on-premise, and cloud-based platforms
  • Implement secure Software Security Development Lifecycle processes and software maturity model
  • Perform Architectural risk analysis and threat modeling, secure design, and source code review
  • Conduct security assessments, security testing, and validation of vulnerability scan results
  • Incorporate security tools/tasks to automate product development and deployment

Skills/Certifications Required:

  • In-depth knowledge of web and mobile security vulnerabilities, attack vectors and mitigation techniques
  • Experience with Cloud Security (AWS preferred, others acceptable)
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Go, Python, C#) with hands on level coding experience with at least one programming language
  • Fluent with security testing with SAST, DAST, IAST, Fuzz and penetration testing tools
  • Good understanding of application security standards such as OWASP ASVS/Top 10 and CWE 25
  • Familiar with source code version control tools and repositories, CI/CD pipelines, code building tools, software repositories, enterprise logging tools, Infrastructure as Code tools, penetration testing tools
  • Experience with micro services, container deployment, and service orchestration
  • Strong knowledge of platform, API, and cloud native security
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate concerns and issues to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Experience with and knowledge of:

  • A minimum 10 years in Information Technology and 5 years of Application Security experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years supporting a technically diverse Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security applications/tools and procedures/standards

General skills include:

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments
  • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences; the ability to an application security subject matter expert who can explain relevant topics to general audiences

Things We Care About

· Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.

· Diversity and Inclusion

· Our Company Culture and Values

· Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an or email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS : In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. _ _ We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Application Security Engineer - #12168
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
Ready to apply?
Ready to apply?