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Security Consultant - Testing - Defence Contract

JK2801_1548700771
£50000 - £65000 per annum
UK

Managing this Role

Josh Keeley

Manager - Cyber Specialist 0207 759 7878

With six years’ experience as an IT engineer within the Royal Marines, Josh has a strong network of ex-services CTI analysts and CCTIM qualified managers. Bringing sound technical knowledge and in-depth market expertise, Josh works with consultancies, defence, MSSPs and TIPs; from rapidly-growing start-ups to established global enterprises.

 

Roles recruited: CTI analysts, CCTIM managers

Seniority: Junior-Senior

Job Type: Permanent

Geographical coverage: London

Market: Cyber threat intelligence, TIP’s and Professional Services

We are recruiting for a TIGER/CREST Team Member IT Security Consultant to work for a leading Consultancy based in the UK - active CHECK status is a bonus.

You will offer clients the flexibility to switch between application and infrastructure testing and adding value to their "Red Teaming" service, Advanced Intrusion Testing, offering skills which would normally fall outside of traditional penetration testing.

As a client-facing professional, you must be highly experienced and credible operating at both technical and management levels. You will be adaptable and flexible in your work and a positive attitude is essential. In return, you will be given the opportunity to work with a broad range of client organisations, alongside some of the best consultants in the security industry.

There is scope to learn from colleagues as well as to contribute to enhancing the Penetration Testing capabilities through service specialisation and funded personal research.

Required Experience

  • Current Team Member certificate, CREST or TIGER.
  • UK security clearance to SC or DV level.
  • Strong desire to get root.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites in the UK and Europe.
  • Excellent report writing skills coupled with an acute attention to detail.
  • Deep technical knowledge of hacking and penetration testing techniques, methodologies and tools across all common platforms.
  • The energy to use time between scheduled engagements constructively to direct your own research in order to keep current with vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures.
  • The ability to effectively manage time and workload on individual and team engagements, cooperating with clients and managing stakeholder expectations.

Desirable Experience

  • Active CHECK status
  • Willingness to support the sales team to develop engagement opportunities.
  • Ability to scope security assessments and deliver them on time and within budget.
  • The willingness to work with other parts of the organisation to provide benefit of knowledge base and experience within information systems security.
  • Evidence of on-going personal development in the penetration testing space e.g. research and development.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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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Penetration Tester

Blackthorn Trace has partnered with an innovative and market leading Business management consultancy. They are looking to hire Penetration testers to join their technical security functions both in their Cambridge and London offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality security assessments, meeting client expectations
  • Support our sales team with pre-sales scopes and technical input
  • Produce written and verbal reports to clients to an excellent standard.
  • Share knowledge with colleagues and assist with the mentoring of other team members

Desired Requirements:

  • 2 years plus working as a full time penetration tester
  • Proficient in performing a variety of penetration tests such as infrastructure, web application, mobile application, secure code analysis etc.
  • Client oriented, able to communicate with all levels of an organisation with appropriate technical content
  • You will be at advantage if you hold either CREST or CBEST

Benefits

  • Encouragement to achieve and maintain CREST and other external certifications, which we allocate study time and funding for.
  • Support for you to develop your own personal profile within the industry through R&D and publishing vulnerabilities.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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

Penetration Tester

You will have a passion for ethical hacking and breaking technology, and a talent for finding the things that others may miss. This role will give you a chance to use those skills to help clients protect their information and improve compliance with laws, regulations and contracts.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering comprehensive penetration tests in a wide variety of infrastructural environments;
  • Leading testing teams in larger engagements;
  • Guiding less experienced team members, assisting their development and completing sign-offs for the next stages of their development;
  • Supporting the business development process in providing scoping and estimating; and
  • Contributing to ever-improving service delivery standards.

You will have:

  • CREST CCT or CRT certification, or other eg. OSCP
  • At least two year's penetration testing experience within a client-facing role;
  • Experience in:
    • Internal infrastructure testing;
    • External infrastructure testing; and
    • Web application testing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Desirable skills and experience:

  • Mobile application testing
  • Hardware testing
  • PCI-compliant testing
  • PSN ITHC
  • API testing
  • Security clearance

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform internal and external vulnerability assessments, and web application penetration testing
  • Undertake security assessments of network devices, firewalls, Windows, Linux servers and miscellaneous appliances
  • Work effectively as part of a team and alone to deliver an excellent standard of consultancy services to clients
  • Effectively communicate risk both technically and to a C level executive
  • Produce reports to excellent technical and literate standards
  • Deliver work under the CHECK scheme or to CHECK standards

Required Skill Set & Experience:

  • CHECK or equivalent qualifications such as CREST CCT, CREST CRT, Tigerscheme SST, Tigerscheme QSTM
  • Can hold (or already have) UK Government Clearance to SC level

Education

Degree level qualification (2:2 or above) BSc in an IT related field; Computer Science or Cyber Security related degrees are desirable

OR

3 year's experience in cyber security

Core Role Competencies:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage your own time and responsibilities
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Solution-focused
  • Excellent social skills

Other Role Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform internal and external vulnerability assessments, and web application penetration testing
  • Undertake security assessments of network devices, firewalls, Windows, Linux servers and miscellaneous appliances
  • Work effectively as part of a team and alone to deliver an excellent standard of consultancy services to clients
  • Effectively communicate risk both technically and to a C level executive
  • Produce reports to excellent technical and literate standards
  • Deliver work under the CHECK scheme or to CHECK standards

Required Skill Set & Experience:

  • CHECK or equivalent qualifications such as CREST CCT, CREST CRT, Tigerscheme SST, Tigerscheme QSTM
  • Can hold (or already have) UK Government Clearance to SC level

Education

Degree level qualification (2:2 or above) BSc in an IT related field; Computer Science or Cyber Security related degrees are desirable

OR

3 year's experience in cyber security

Core Role Competencies:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage your own time and responsibilities
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Solution-focused
  • Excellent social skills

Other Role Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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.

Security Consultant

Penetration Tester team member - Involves on-site client visits and remote engagements providing structured programmes of security testing, consultancy and research combined with the delivery of informative reports detailing engagement activities and their results with articulation of risk and remediation priorities for clients. In addition to enacting these responsibilities my client will support you in your continued training and development goals on an individual basis.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining proficiency in the use and application of security technologies
  • Delivering technical tasks on client engagements
  • Delivering high quality technical solutions to clients
  • Assist in the identification, resolution and documentation of security incidents.
  • Providing technical scoping advice
  • Developing self-skills on internal security projects
  • Conducting focused research when not engaged on client billable projects
  • Responsible for adhering to all internal policy and procedures in relation to security and quality best practice
  • Ability to travel to clients sites to perform security engagements of varying duration as required

Requirements

Skills

  • Use of a variety of network security testing tools and exploits to identify vulnerabilities and be able to recommend corrective action
  • Proven ability to explain the output of a penetration test to a non-technical client
  • Behaviours
  • Proven experience within a security testing/consultancy background

Knowledge

Proficiency in two or more of the below:

  • Good networking and associated protocol knowledge and experience
  • Mobile security knowledge and experience (OS, RF and App)
  • Applied security research
  • Applied cryptography, mathematics or computer science experience.
  • Application security threat modelling
  • Source code review
  • Reverse engineering
  • Fuzzing
  • Cloud Service testing (AWS / Azure)
  • SDLC Implementation and Testing
  • Software development or programming/scripting abilities

Outputs

  • Ability to successfully complete accurate reports at a timely manner
  • On-site and remote security focused projects with the objective of delivering consistent high quality work including the transfer of knowledge to both internal colleagues and client personnel when appropriate

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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 Security Consultant

Penetration Tester senior - Involves on-site client visits and remote engagements providing structured programmes of security testing, consultancy and research combined with the delivery of informative reports detailing engagement activities and their results with articulation of risk and remediation priorities for clients. In addition to enacting these responsibilities my client will support you in your continued training and development goals on an individual basis.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining proficiency in the use and application of security technologies
  • Delivering technical tasks on client engagements
  • Delivering high quality technical solutions to clients
  • Assist in the identification, resolution and documentation of security incidents.
  • Assist in continual development of my client's People, Processes and Technology.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to adjacent teams and team members.
  • Providing technical scoping advice and assisting pre-sales where necessary
  • Developing self-skills on internal security projects
  • Conducting focused research when not engaged on client billable projects
  • Responsible for adhering to all internal policy and procedures in relation to security and quality best practice
  • Ability to travel to clients sites to perform security engagements of varying duration as required

Requirements

Skills

  • Use of a variety of network security testing tools and exploits to identify vulnerabilities and be able to recommend corrective action
  • Proven ability to explain the output of a penetration test to a non-technical client
  • Industry standard qualifications such OSCP, CREST or CHECK
  • Ability to lead technical teams on client engagements

Behaviours

  • Proven experience within a security testing/consultancy background

Knowledge

Proficiency in two or more of the below:

  • Strong networking and associated protocol knowledge and experience
  • Mobile security knowledge and experience (OS, RF and App)
  • Applied security research
  • Applied cryptography, mathematics or computer science experience.
  • Application security threat modelling
  • Source code review
  • Reverse engineering
  • Fuzzing
  • Cloud Service testing (AWS / Azure)
  • SDLC Implementation and Testing
  • Software development or programming/scripting abilities

Outputs

  • Ability to successfully complete accurate reports at a timely manner
  • On-site and remote security focused projects with the objective of delivering consistent high quality work including the transfer of knowledge to both internal colleagues and client personnel when appropriate

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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.