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Senior 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 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!

Role & Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • CCT - INF or WEB APP

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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