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KPMG Associate Director, Security Assessment in Saint Louis, Missouri

Business Title: Associate Director, Security Assessment

Requisition Number: 53282 - 46

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: MO

City: Saint Louis


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Security Assessment to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.


  • Responsible for defining application security testing requirements and ensuring the delivery of secure applications and solutions

  • Provide technical leadership to robust individuals who perform security assessments and recommend security solutions to meet current and future needs

  • Demonstrate an ability to influence all project and portfolio partners; communicate relevant security information to both executive leaders and individual contributors in an effective manner

  • Lead project related budgets, scope and conduct resource planning for risks that are proactively identified; Produce effective vulnerability metrics reporting the state of the threat footprint; Establish and communicate departmental objectives, ensuring alignment with function and firm strategic direction

  • Utilize a broad internal and external network of cyber professionals to explore new approaches for solving problems and enhancing the department's skills; Provide operational and project direction to department leads and monitor performance against agreed upon objectives

  • Collaborate effectively with senior leadership and peers in the pursuit of measurable outcomes and results; Apply a deeper understanding of Cyber Security, Application Security and Application Development on related business areas


  • Minimum eight years of experience performing software security assessments

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Strong understanding of security principles, IT security controls and related technologies and products, and of Application Pen testing with hands-on application penetration testing experience as well as a strong understanding of application security frameworks such as OWASP, SANS and Mitre

  • Experience with performing application pen testing on web/mobile/desktop applications

  • In-depth knowledge of any proxying tools such as Burp, Appscan, Webinspect and other application security tools that are part of CICD

  • Possess one of the following certifications - GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent certification

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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