Alejandro Saenz

Self-motivated, results-driven professional with excellent people skills, strong decision making abilities, strong oral and written communication skills, and a high standard of work ethic, seeking a position that promotes learning, encourages innovation, and supports the pursuit of discovery and excellence in the fields of software engineering and application security.

Experience

Product Security Engineer

Twilio Segment
July 2021 - Present

Senior Application Security Engineer

  • Provides web application static code analysis and dynamic penetration testing
  • Develop application security assessment reporting standards and templates
  • Research and develop internal security tools to optimize team performance
  • Provide application security training including brown bags, lectures, and hands-on laboratories
  • Lead and assist technical interviews for software developer and security candidates
  • Lead developer of Bulwark an organizational asset and vulnerability management tool
September 2019 - July 2021

Senior Software Developer

  • A software development team lead responsible for assuring functional execution of sprint goals
  • Engineer and develop backend implementations, utilizing a microservice architecture, using Node.JS with the Loopback framework.
  • Engineer and develop front-end implementations using Angular 4 with typescript
  • Develop and maintain a web application coding assignment to assist with candidate interviews
  • Lead and assist technical interviews for software developer candidate
  • Perform quarterly static and dynamic web application security assessments
  • Develop application security assessment reporting standards and templates
  • Assist with developer security training
July 2018 - August 2019

Application Security Consultant

  • Engineer and develop front-end implementations of internal tools, including with microservice architectures, using TypeScript, AngularJS, and the latest version of Angular
  • Engineer and develop front-end implementations for a cloud-based IDE using Monaco Editor
  • Perform secure code reviews, web penetration testing, and SDLC consulting
  • R&D for both offensive and defensive security techniques
  • Contribute to open source security projects and collaborate with the broader application security community
  • Contribute to training presentations and coding tutorials for colleagues
November 2015 - July 2018

Software Engineer

  • Played an integral part in the success of the scrum team by developing and delivering user stories
  • Developed a Single Page Application using Java, AngularJS, Bootstrap CSS, and HTML5
  • Provided support for major software development reviews including initial requirements review and preliminary/incremental/critical design reviews
  • Provided support for scrum effort estimation and story points for software release development
  • Assisted with CDRL development on multiple documents including design, development, and peer reviews with a systems engineering team
December 2013 - November 2015

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
August 2009 - December 2013

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

Interests

Apart from being an Application Security Engineer and Software developer, I enjoy the outdoors with my wife, son, daughter, and dog. In the warmer months, my family and I spend the time back country camping, outdoor climbing, hiking, or simply relaxing by the pool. In the colder months, I enjoy watching movies with the family, coding, cooking, and indoor climbing. Additionally, my wife and I love photography! You can see our work below!

https://saenzagphotos.herokuapp.com