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Senior Application Engineer, IT Security

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Senior Application Engineer, IT Security (22036136)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



This position contributes to Chipotle Mexican Grill’s success through the development and execution of Application Security Engineering Program practices. You will maintain application security platforms, provide security guidance and conduct security assessments to ensure the technology within the organization are implemented in accordance with established standards and policies. 



In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evangelize application security program fundamentals, tools, processes and acts as a consultative partner with IT and Business teams.
  • Performs application security assessments and remediation activities as part of the application security program and ensures application teams adhere to the SDL Framework.
  • Manage a suite of application security tools for SCA, Api Security, and ASPM as they relate to Kubernetes containerization.
  • Guide and perform security activities including application vulnerability testing and analysis, code review, static and dynamic testing of container images.
  • Perform application centric threat modelling based upon the CAPEC framework.
  • Ensure teams are validating development practices for mitigating the OWASP top 10, CIS Kubernetes, CWE/SANS top 25 and performing industry leading application security practices.
  • Enable application vulnerability detection mechanisms for applications in production use.
  • Make recommendations on toolset and process modifications and improvements and production application security support.
  • Contributes to the development and delivery of security training programs for Kubernetes development community.
  • Participate as a key member in security incident response activities.




  • 8+ years of working in an information technology related field with at least 4 years of that time in an application security discipline.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.
  • Skilled at performing security focused application design reviews, static & manual code reviews.
  • Experience using common security testing tools and techniques to perform a variety of security assessments across multiple platforms with significant expertise in either web or mobile penetration testing.
  • Experience implementing and operating static and dynamic analysis tools.
  • Strong understanding of authentication and authorization options and standards.
  • Deeply knowledgeable about container subsystems such as Kubernetes specifically Amazon EKS and Microsoft AKS.
  • Experience working as a software engineer and knowledgeable about modern web, mobile, and API development practices.
  • The ability to read and write code in multiple programming languages.
  • Experience with source code repositories, containerized applications and CI/CD practices.
  • Knowledgeable regarding incorporating security requirements into a SDLC.
  • Functional knowledge of event logging, parsing and orchestration.
  • Design and implementation experience in Security solutions..
  • SME level participation with ePMO, Architecture, and Senior Leadership activities.
  • Development and maturation of application security program through interaction with Security and GRC Leadership.
  • Experience in technical writing, and ability to present information at the executive level.


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle has over 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $124,000 to $172,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Information Technology Job Posting Dec. 21, 2022 Job Number 22036136

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