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Lead Penetration Tester


Managing this Role

Matthew Hockey

Associate Consultant 0207 759 7878

Coming from a financial services background, Matt has a clear understanding of the information security compliance processes. Along with his strong passion for up and coming technology, most recently creating a AI chat-bot, puts him in a unique position to effectively source market leading cyber security candidates.


Seniority: Junior - Mid Level

Job Type: Permanent

Geographical coverage: UK

Market: Offensive Security and Security Consultants

Are you looking for a position of importance? A global consultancy is looking for leading Pentesters to join their rapidly expanding team. This consultancy is one of the most renowned consultancies' within Pentesting and is accredited by multiple boards to a high standard. This means that the engagements are exciting and top secret in some cases. If you are an experienced pentester with experience in Red Teaming and mentoring, then this is the opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • See Red Team engagements through from; cradle to grave
  • 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
  • A key interest in the progression and maturity of the team
  • Lead the team by example showing motivation and passion
  • Joining in and leading research projects as well as creating tools
  • Keep up to date with the threat landscape and create reports

Skillset and requirements:

  • 3 Years experience within a penetration testing team
  • Preferably experience in Red Team engagements and technical scoping
  • Deep knowledge of the threat landscape and security trends
  • Experience in training juniors and creating plans
  • Experience in the manual; identification and exploitation
  • Very strong understanding of penetration testing tools and network protocols;

Kali, Metasploit, Nmap and TCP/UDP, FTP, SMTP

  • Qualifications such as:
    • OSCP/WE/E
    • Tigerscheme QSTM
    • GXPEN

What the role can offer you:

  • High training budget tailored to your career with access to CREST training and other courses
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, expanding business with a clear progression plan
  • The opportunity to be part of engagements with various companies in different sectors


  • Competitive Salary
  • Performance based bonus
  • Insurance, pension and other discounts

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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