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

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering penetration tests and red team engagements to a high quality
  • Producing 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
  • Be a self-starter that can lead by example
  • Proactively researching vulnerabilities and creating tools
  • Reviewing testing methodologies to ensure the latest standards are met

Skillset and requirements:

  • 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 the threat landscape and security trends
  • Understanding of Cloud sercurity is prefereable
  • Preferrably experience in Red Team engagements and technical scoping
  • 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
  • Remote/ flexible working to maintain a great work/ life balance
  • 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

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.