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Penetration Tester

McLean, VA · Information Technology
Position: Penetration Tester
Location: McLean, VA 22102
Duration: Direct Hire
Salary: Extremely competitive
Shift: Monday - Friday (8am to 5pm)
 
Key Role:
Serve as a member of the company’s internal Red Team to lead enterprise and system-focused network and application penetration assessments to identify security risks and vulnerabilities. Perform testing on a wide scope of systems, including Web applications, security controls, network infrastructure, wireless, and mobile deployments. Conduct hands-on technical testing beyond the use of automated tool validation. Plan, execute, report, and lead technical debriefs on testing activities and outcomes. Execute covert Red Team Cyber operations to mimic adversary tactics and work closely in a Purple Team to test exploits needed to build detections. Communicate findings and remediation strategies effectively to stakeholders, including technical staff and executive leadership. Join a team of security enthusiasts that perform cutting-edge emerging threats security research and promote an environment of innovation and knowledge-sharing.
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience with penetration testing, red teaming, or application security testing
  • Experience in working with vulnerability discovery tools, including Burp Suite Pro, SQLmap, and other relevant applications
  • Experience with exploitation frameworks, including Metasploit, CANVAS, Core Impact, or similar
  • Experience with Windows and Linux
  • Experience with scripting using one of the following: Python, Ruby, Bash, C/C++, C#, or Java
  • Knowledge of security testing standards, including OWASP and ATT&CK framework
  • Ability to assist remediation efforts for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Ability to mentor junior and mid-level staff by teaching the latest penetration testing techniques
  • Ability to operate and lead organized security testing engagements with little assistance while demonstrating teamwork
  • HS diploma or GED
 
Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience with Web application development, system administration, and the software or system development life cycle
  • Experience with testing Cloud-hosted solutions
  • Experience with Active Directory security and exploitation
  • Experience with red teaming
  • Experience with Cobalt Strike or Empire
  • Knowledge of secure coding best practices
  • Ability to craft custom exploits for proof of concept code
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, teammates, and senior leadership

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