Penetration Tester - Guildford - £35k-£45k

Talent Point Ltd
Guildford, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Fast paced expanding team are looking to add an experienced Penetration Tester to their Surrey based team to support with the growing number of new clients coming on board.

Fantastic opportunity to grow your career within a highly supportive working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

To perform Pen Tests for existing and new clients using tools such as Qualys and Nessus and perform vulnerability tests using BurpSuite and Kali Linux.

You will be assisting clients in identifying, understanding and mitigating threats. Subjecting applications to aggressive real-world attacks, identifying crucial security flaws and advising where and how improvements can be made.

You will act as an authority on system vulnerabilities and to recommend suitable solutions.

Carry out penetration testing across many environments, such as Applications, Infrastructure and Web to find and investigate security issues.


Key Competencies

Previous experience of being in a Ethical Hacking / Penetration Tester position.

An in-depth knowledge of performing Application, Network and Web Application Penetration Testing and vulnerability scanning in a commercial environment.

An innovative and analytical approach to performing penetration testing, particularly of Linux environments.

Identifying vulnerabilities and recommending solutions.

Excellent technical reporting skills, with the ability to communicate the impact and mitigation.

In-depth knowledge of using manual penetration testing tools such as Burp Suite Pro, Nessus and other assessment tools.

An awareness of techniques used by Hackers and other criminals to attack the IT infrastructure of a company.

Personal Skills:

You will possess strong analytical skills and have a problem-solving mind-set.

Educated to degree level, CREST certification; OSCP, OSCE and other qualifications will also be considered.

Technically adept in Manual Penetration testing (both internally and externally)

Penetration testing of Linux environments.

Must have strong technical understanding of current security trends and solutions.

Understands technical details of pen testing, such as buffer overflows, XSS, SQL Injection, etc and the full OWASP Top 10 & Sans top 25.

Technical Skills

Penetration testing tools: Burp, Nmap, Metasploit, Kali linux tools, Netcat, Nikto, Dirbuster;
Previous experience in at least one PCI DSS or PADSS audit;
Experience with SiP & VoIP.
Additional certifications within information security such as OSCP, CEH

Talent Point are a Hiring Communication business. We have designed and documented this vacancy alongside our customer and act as their sole source of applicants. Following a two-stage screening process that will include everyone who responds to this advert, we present a shortlist of three applicants for interview. Those on our shortlist can expect in-depth, accurate detail regarding the vacancy, a high chance of securing the position, pre-booked interview times to plan around in advance, no delays and complete transparency.

No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation. Talent Point Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against these or any other class protected by applicable law.