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Cybersecurity Penetration Tester

  • Location: Plano, Texas, 75024
  • Salary: 70.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

This international network integration leader has an immediate 6-12+ month contract opportunity in Plano, TX for a Cybersecurity Penetration Tester. Will be working remotely initially but must be available to work onsite in Plano, TX in the future. As part of the Red Team, Application Security, will be responsible for conducting tests to reproduce adversaries in enterprise system, reporting findings, designing threat model, and developing countermeasures to minimize the potential impacts. Also, responsible for conducting testing for more advanced or privileged scenarios. As required, this role is responsible for developing policies and guidelines for enterprise application security and ensuring security compliance.

  • Perform Penetration Testing and Red Team techniques to discover and exploit vulnerabilities.
  • Perform automated and manual hands-on penetration security testing, identifying security risks within applications, security controls, and network infrastructure.
  • Plan, execute, and report on all testing activities and outcomes.
  • Participate in regular Purple team exercises and perform adversary simulations to test defense controls.
  • Perform internal and external penetration testing of network infrastructure, applications, and database.
  • Promote computer security awareness through hacker demonstrations, working with Cyber-defenders, and presenting detailed security testing project debriefs.
  • Create findings reports and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Recommend and implement improvements to testing processes/methodologies.
  • Develop the set of security standards and best practices, recommending enhancements as needed.
  • Work closely with Blue team to test efficacy of existing alerts and help create new detection.
  • Work closely with tools engineering teams to prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Work closely with SOC team to improve incident and threat detection capabilities.
  • Work closely with corporate IT and DevOps to install and configure security solutions.
  • Review information security trends and news sources for emerging threats and vulnerabilities
  • Review systems, network, and devices to identify vulnerabilities, audit findings, and compliance issues.

  • 5+ years of experience in Cybersecurity.
  • 4+ years of experience with executing Web application, network, and system penetration tests for clients.
  • Experience with leveraging Open Source penetration testing tools, such as Metasploit and the Kali Linux tool set.
  • Experience with programming using one or more of the following: Perl, Python, ruby, bash, C or C++, C#, or Java, including scripting and editing existing code.
  • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP.
  • Ability to assist remediation efforts for discovered vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to mentor junior and mid-level staff by teaching the latest penetration testing techniques and to operate and lead organized security testing engagements with little assistance while demonstrating teamwork.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, teammates, and senior leadership.
  • Ability to clearly convey results in formal technical reports and deliver briefings to various stakeholders.

  • BA or BS degree
  • Experience with Web application development, system administration, and the software and system development life cycle.
  • Experience with red-teaming and covert computer network exploitation.
  • Experience with programming.
  • Knowledge of secure coding best practices.
  • Ability to craft custom exploits for proof-of-concept code.
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), or SANS GIAC Penetration Tester, including GPEN and GXPN Certification.
  • CEH certification strongly preferred.