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Penetration Tester

Location: LONDON/ ONSITE | Division: OFFENSIVE | Work Type: PERM | Reports to: PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

How would you like to chance to work for an innovative global consultancy? This is your opportunity to join a penetration testing team with over 15 years of consistent success. The team within this innovative consultancy work across multiple sectors from; transportation to financial services allowing you to put your skills to the test! You would be part of a global network of security professionals working on projects for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, with a company ethos that centres around your progression and career.

As part of the red team you will be expected to:

  • Have 2 years of full-time penetration testing experience
  • Be a self-motivated individual that can work within a large team
  • Possess strong communication skills enabling you to converse with all members of a client's organisation with appropriate technical language
  • Have experience working on and deployed a range of penetration tests such as; web application, mobile application, and infrastructure and secure code analysis etc.
  • Contribute and be interested in delivering CREST accredited hacking training
  • Support the pre-sales team with technical knowledge and input
  • Produce written and verbal reports to clients of a high standard
  • Work within the large network of teams within the consultancy, providing the latest technical knowledge to collaborate with innovative client projects

What the role can offer you:

  • The opportunity to gain experience in dealing with a range of clients across multiple sectors who require a plethora of security assessments
  • Access to CREST and other technical training courses
  • Allocated study time to achieve and maintain CREST and other qualifications which are fully funded
  • The ability to develop your own personal profile within the industry through R&D and publishing vulnerabilities
  • The opportunity to work on client sites and be fully immersed in a commercial environment that is security-focused

Benefits package:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Transport allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Marketing leading salary
  • Lead

Blackthorn Trace, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Penetration Tester

Location: TOP SECRET | Division: OFFENSIVE | Position type: PERM | Reports to: PENTESTING LEAD

Want to work for one of the largest financial services corporations as a penetration tester, testing your ability against one of the most formidable security systems in the world?

This is your opportunity to gain experience within a global financial services giant that is looking for experienced penetration testers to join their world-renowned team. Your focus would be conducting and deploying a range of penetration methods across; internal and external web, mobile and web service applications to find and exploit vulnerabilities.

Opportunity responsibilities:

  • Code reviews, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests of web/mobile and web service applications.
  • Create documentation of your findings and communicate them to; application developers and senior management in a non-technical manner.
  • Utilize automated and manual techniques and tools to uncover security vulnerabilities within the system.

Your skill-set should include:

  • Previous experience conducting vulnerability assessments, code reviews and penetration tests against web/mobile application technologies, services, platforms and languages to find flaws and exploits (e.g. SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Clickjacking, Authentication/Authorization, Privilege Escalation, Business Logic Bypass, OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25 etc).
  • Knowledge of network and Web-related protocols/technologies
  • Ability to demonstrate manual web application testing experience
  • Experience with web application vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. IBM AppScan, HP Webinspect, Acunetix, NTO Spider, Burpsuite Pro, Seeker etc.)
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment tools and penetration testing techniques (e.g. web application proxies, packet capture analysis software, browser extensions, advanced penetration testing Linux distributions, static source code analyzers, SoapUI etc.)
  • Experience of penetration testing on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows and RIM would be advantageous
  • Solid programming/debugging skills with proficiency in one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML, PHP, ASP.NET, AJAX, JSON, Objective-C would be advantageous

Qualifications/ examples preferred:

  • OSCP
  • CRT/ CCT
  • GWAPT / GPEN
  • Bachelors degree

Blackthorn Trace, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Senior Penetration Tester

Location: REMOTE/ ON-SITE | Division: OFFENSIVE | Work Type: PERM | Reports to: HEAD OF PENTESTING

How would you like to join one of the fastest-growing Cyber Consultancies in the UK? This is your opportunity to be a key player in the growth of the organisation, you will a hands-on leader of the already thriving team. With their large existing client bank across multiple sectors compiled of FTSE 500 and Blue-Chip companies, your skills will be put to the test!

Senior Penetration Testers are specifically responsible for:

  • Delivering penetration testing engagements to a high quality.
  • Producing Customer reports to a high degree of quality and accuracy.
  • Expanding personal knowledge with both self-study and funded training courses.
  • Assisting more junior testers with understanding on findings and vulnerabilities.
  • Senior review of reports from across the whole team.
  • Assisting the Head of Pentesting to build out teams of more junior personnel
  • Acting as an escalation point for both technical and non-technical queries.
  • Assisting the sales team with defining client requirements.
  • Leading and ensuring enough development of team skills to ensure coverage of client requirements.
  • Reviewing testing methodologies to ensure the latest standards are met.

Essential Skills / Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology or related degree, or demonstrable equivalent industry experience
  • Experience of managing or supervising staff
  • Strong understanding of IT networking services and protocols (TCP/UDP, FTP, SMTP etc.).
  • Strong understanding of common web technologies (.NET, PHP, XML, JSON etc.).
  • Strong understanding of common scripting languages (Python, Ruby, PowerShell etc.).
  • Very strong understanding of penetration testing frameworks and tools (Kali, Metasploit, Nmap etc.).
  • Deep knowledge of current cyber security trends
  • Strong documentation and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for all thing's information technology and information security.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications / Experience

  • SANS GXPN
  • CCT - INF or WEB APP
  • OSCP/OSCE

Blackthorn Trace, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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