Senior Security Architect - Penetration Tester

Abacus Professional Recruitment
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sr. Security Engineer/Architect - Penetration Tester

Job Summary

Conduct architecture security review, application testing, and penetration testing modelled after real world attackers (i.e., exploit and pivot).

Key Qualifications

  • Experience manually testing web applications or enterprise penetration testing
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Perl, python, PHP, ruby) and a programming language (e.g. JAVA, Objective C)
  • Proficiency in flavours of UNIX
  • Ability to explain basic networking concepts (routing, ACL, load balancers, SSL/TLS, TCP) in order to provide application architecture feedback
  • Background in web application development and/or code auditing strongly preferred
  • Passion for discovering and researching new vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques


Conduct security architecture review of the full stack including applications built on cloud and emerging technologies. Conduct manual application security testing and source code auditing for a variety of technologies. Provide clear and detailed risk assessment and remediation guidelines for developers and business owners. Conduct penetration testing targeting critical for data, services, and environments. Report underlying security issues and propose enhanced security protections.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Security research on the latest best practices, trends, threats and vulnerabilities, and technology frameworks
  • Documenting and disseminating security guidelines for common security issues, remediation guidance, and security technology baselines
  • Develop tools and exploits to support application security review and/or penetration testing


Prefer: BS in Computer Engineering with specialisation in Information Security or 4+ years of equivalent, hands-on information security experience in a large enterprise environments a plus.

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