Our client is a leading white hat security consulting firm serving the Fortune 1000 and high-tech startups. We're seeking a senior penetration tester to join our team and help protect our clients.
Who You Are and What You'll Do
You are a born penetration tester; you see problems (and solutions) in everything. You instinctively know your way around source code. You've plundered apps and pillaged networks (legally, of course). You have a passion for hacking that goes beyond a career – it's a way of life for you.
Your responsibilities would include testing smart devices before they hit the market, hacking networks, and reversing software. Some days, you'll be red teaming wireless networks and participating on social engineering engagements. Other days, you'll be analyzing source code and building threat models. Every day you will be learning.
You'll solve challenging technical problems and build creative solutions. As a trusted advisor, you'll provide your expert opinion to help our clients navigate difficult business decisions. And as a senior penetration tester, you'll lead teams on one-of-a-kind engagements, mentor co-workers, and contribute significantly to the advancement of our consulting practice.
Our client offers competitive salary, generous benefits, flexible schedules, and negotiable travel. If you're looking for opportunities to grow professionally, this is the place. You'll work alongside some of the most talented and experienced security consultants in the industry.
Your Education and Experience
Our wants are simple: be good at and, most importantly, love what you do. Here's a list of qualities we're looking for, but don't think that you need them all:
- Vulnerability assessment
- Penetration testing and code review
- Understanding security fundamentals and common vulnerabilities (e.g., OWASP Top Ten)
- 2 - 5 years of application security experience
- More than 3 years of security consulting experience
- Additional experience in IT, security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, and applied cryptography
- Scripting/programming skills (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, JS, etc.)
- Network and web-related protocol knowledge (e.g., TCP/IP, UP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
- Federal and industry regulations understanding (e.g., PCI, SOX, GLBA, ISO 17799, HIPAA, CA1386)
- Strong communication skills (i.e., written and verbal)
- CISSP, OSCP/E, GWAPT, GPEN, or GXPN certifications are helpful, but not a necessity
- Advanced relevant academic training is a definite bonus