Cyber Security Analyst / Vulnerability Researcher

Outsource UK Ltd
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cyber Security Analyst / Vulnerabilty Researcher - Oxfordshire - C Programming, Vulnerabilities, Penetration Testing, Exploitation, Ethical Hacking

Do you understand what buffer over flow is?
Do you know how C allocates memory?
Are you comfortable with port scanning?
Are you familiar with tools for penetration testing / vulnerability testing such as IDA Pro, Nessus, nmap, codenomicon and Metasploit?

A Cyber Security Analyst / Vulnerability Expert with C Programming / low level / embedded software experience is required to join a large cyber security team based in Oxfordshire.

This is a great opportunity for a technical enthusiast to work in a research and development environment on a variety of cyber and technical exploitation projects.

Overview of the Cyber Security / Vulnerability Analyst
You will be testing a variety of different networks and hardware to look at ways to break the network. The technology is diverse, but there aren't tools available to test for vulnerabilities - You will need to create these hence good C Programming knowledge is essential for the role. The work you do will be varied, and 20% of every week will be spent on research. The client has a large training budget, and you will be sent to Black hat conferences all over the world as part of your training.
The role would suit a software developer with C Programming knowledge who wants to break into cyber security. Your role will include penetration testing, exploit development, ethical hacking and vulnerability research.
Key skills required
This opportunity will allow you to gain experience on a wide-range of technologies, from Windows to VxWorks with development languages including C, C++, Java and Python, differing processor architectures and bespoke real-time systems. You will be given the opportunity to use tools such as IDA Pro, Nessus, nmap, codenomicon and metasploit.

What we expect:
We are seeking security analysts with a genuine passion for cyber security.
You must have some C Programming experience
This position isn't a regular penetration testing job this will push your skills to the limits. You'll need to be able to demonstrate your ability to exploit vulnerable systems but these aren't the standard Windows target we have different architectures SPARC, MIPS, ARM and a range of custom ASICs. There probably isn't a tool for what you want to do we expect you to create one. You will be looking to crack mobile and broadband networks and all of the hardware associated with that.

Given the unique nature of the cyber security challenge all applicants must be able to obtain UK security clearance (DV standard).

What you get in return:
Very competitive salary dependent on level of experience - paying more than the market average
6% contributory pension
Laptop and mobile
Performance related bonus and other benefits

We are looking for candidates from graduate level to expert and we have 2 positions to recruit for in total.

The role is based in Banbury, Oxford and is commutable from Birmingham, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Cheltenham

If you are a Cyber Security Analyst / Vulnerabilty Researcher or Penetration Tester looking for a new contract or permanent role either apply online or if would like to find out about other contract opportunities please contact Rosie Anderson (nee Turner) on or phone 01782 571931
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