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Penetration testers, or "pentesters," simulate cyberattacks to identify security vulnerabilities in networks, systems, and applications. They use various tools and techniques to find and exploit weaknesses, then provide detailed reports with recommendations for improving security. Their work helps organizations prevent real cyberattacks and protect sensitive data.Read More


  • Conduct independent penetration testing, data collection, test automation, and reporting.
  • Develop test tools and strategies for cybersecurity testing for sensitive client environments
  • Perform system security analysis on systems and/or software to understand and identify vulnerabilities.
  • Execute hands-on testing which include technical skills with multiple operating systems. (Windows, Linux, Unix) as well as various software/databases (Apache, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.).
  • Provide technical guidance and support to penetration test teams.
  • Document and communicate test results effectively to technical and non-technical user groups in written and oral formats.
  • Provide technical support in the management, planning, and execution of CVI, ACD, and CVPA

Required experience

One of the following combinations of education and experience:

  • CS-centric Bachelors Degree and 3-10 years of applicable experience
  • CS-centric Associates Degree and a minimum of 7-11 years of applicable experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 9-15 years of applicable experience
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Experience using modern penetration testing tools and methods.
  • Background with web application testing and exploitation.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities, adept judgment, and superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Outstanding self-drive and motivation, capable of thriving with little to no oversight.
  • Ability to work effectively in small and large team settings to solve complex problems.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux (including Kali).

Preferrable qualifications

  • Experience performing penetration test events.
  • Background of source code vulnerability analysis.
  • Background of network security/engineering.
  • Understanding of common wired and wireless network protocol structures.
  • Experience using interpreted languages (Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell, PHP, etc.).
  • Knowledge of compiled languages (C, C++, Assembly, Java, etc.).
  • Current DOD 8570 IAT Level 3 certification (CASP, CISSP, ISSEP, etc.)
  • Certifications: OSCP, OSEP, OSWA, OSWE, OSED, OSCE, GCIH, GPEN, and/or GWAP.
Job type: Client contract
Skills: Red teaming, penetration testing, adversarial operations

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