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Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.


Right now, we are seeking a DevSecOps Engineer based at our office in Montvale, NJ.


In this role, you will be imbedded in multiple SCRUM teams to serve as the application security engineer.  You’ll assess security threats and vulnerabilities, assist with automation security testing, and consult on applications stored on AWS.  You’ll need to be driven and self-motivated to negotiate with developers and product owners to improve the cybersecurity architecture while also meeting strategic targets. 

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:
  • Work as part of the project and development teams as DevSecOps and assure that applications are developed in a secure manner.
  • Follow the DevSecOps approach following Agile Scrum methodology to enable project teams to quickly deliver secure applications.
  • Provide consulting on web, container and AWS applications security matters to development, engineering and network operations teams.
  • Work with DevOps teams to make sure cloud and application architecture are following WU’s cybersecurity best practices.
  • Work with application owners, IT, developers and project teams on targeted penetration tests of the whole application stack from network to application and processes. 
  • Manage and run advanced threat and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Work with stakeholders on reducing the risk level of applications and underlying infrastructure (on-prem and cloud).
  • Play a part in automation of security testing and reporting efforts.
  • Evaluate applications for appropriate and effective use of security controls using tools and techniques such as source code analysis, vulnerability scanners, and manual testing techniques.
 What you will need to succeed: 
  • Recommend at least 5 years of information security and/or application security experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or other equivalent disciplines preferred; a graduate’s degree in the field is a plus
  • Relevant industry certifications related to information security preferred (such as CISSP, CEH)
  • Expert in application security, code review
  • Expert with vulnerability assessment tools such as Qualys, Burp Suite, MetaSploit or similar tools
  • Expert with application and network security/penetration testing tools and methodologies
  • Strong experience in the security considerations around virtualization (Container) and cloud (AWS) and other cloud security controls
  • Strong experience with OWASP and web technologies (scripting, SSL, HTTP/S) and their security requirements
  • Knowledge of modern web and mobile applications frameworks and their security requirements
  • Knowledge of network architecture, protocols, and standards
  • Ability to communicate technical security requirements to technical and non-technical personnel
  • Ability to collaborate with technical and vendor personnel, cloud service providers
What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!


Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!


Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category.


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