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Cyber Security Consultant / Lead Penetration Tester – UK Remote

Recruitment Revolution
London (Greater)
£75,000 - £95,000 Plus Benefits
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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Excellent opportunity for a hands-on Penetration Test Team Leader to join a highly regarded cyber security consultancy who have been thought leaders in the information security sector since 2009. In this challenging yet highly rewarding role, you will work with some of biggest household brands helping to shape the infosec systems that protect millions of consumers.

Role Info:

Penetration Test Team Leader / Cyber Security Consultant – Remote | Audit, Risk, Security, Compliance Consultancy
Remote + Client Travel
£75,000 – £95,000 Depending on Experience Level
Plus Benefits (pension, private medical, life assurance, 25 days holiday, training and professional development)

The Penetration Test Team Leader opportunity:

This is a highly technical role with a combination of team lead and functional responsibilities. It involves the design, planning and execution of various assurance exercises, including hands-on penetration testing of web and mobile applications, API's, infrastructure, red teaming, phishing, scanning and other activities to support our assurance services to our corporate clients with household names in online e-commerce, banking, travel & aviation and retail & hospitality sectors.

Working with the client’s management and technical teams, you will perform a structured programme of security / penetration testing on our client’s network infrastructure, systems and applications to support the Technical Assurance services. You will conduct web and mobile application, network, infrastructure and wireless penetration tests and related activities, social engineering, simulate cyberattacks. As part of your role, you will offer recommendations, reports, added value and thought leadership to our internal teams and clients and help shape the service provision for our client engagements.

You will join a small but established team of penetration testers and offer them leadership and support. In addition to providing your hands-on support, you will be the technology lead and work towards growing specialised teams, investigate new and cutting-edge penetration test approaches and champion novel ideas.

You will be working closely with other functions, constantly improving the delivery process for each product. You will deliver and quality control client project work and track project progress and output to ensure that client projects are delivered to time and budget. Working with the Project Coordination Team you will help to leverage resources and plan the delivery of complex client solutions. You will lead and motivate a small team with responsibility for recruiting, developing, up-skilling and retaining the team ensuring the right composition, skills, training, and optimum utilisation, ensuring the team deliver quality work.

Depending on your level of experience, you may act as point of escalation for some clients in terms of penetration testing projects and support the sales team by providing support as required on large or complex opportunities and validate complex sales proposals and quotations.

Working with the rest of the business, you may contribute to the creation or improvement of products, services and marketing content. This role offers plenty of scope for growth and future career development.

About You:

+ Hands-on external penetration testing experience with experience of infrastructure and / or application penetration testing
+ Exposure to a variety of security testing tools and exploits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend corrective action
+ Current technical understanding of security threats, trends and solutions
+ Strong demonstrated ability to take vulnerabilities and articulate the actual business risk along with good reporting writing and client presentation skills
+ Experience of coaching, mentoring, motivating and leading a small team of penetration testers and less experienced colleagues would be an advantage
+ A commitment to personal development and
+ Ideally you will be a CREST Certified Team Lead, and preferably also be a CHECK Team Leader, and have the ability to manage the details and complexity of varied technical projects whilst being able to see the big picture
+ Familiarity with Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, Tigerscheme SST, and CESG Check
+ A consultative manner and customer facing skills with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels and advise on best practice
+ An enquiring mind, the tenacity to overcome technical challenges, and an ability to approach problems from different perspectives
keeping a current knowledge of the security industry threats and best practices
+ Ability to travel as required
You might also have:
+ Knowledge of firewalls and other network security controls
+ Knowledge of applied cryptographic protocols
+ CSSLP, OSWE, OSCP, OSWP, OSCE, OSEE, GAWPT, GPEN, or GXPN certification(s)
+ Experience hacking hardware or embedded systems

About Us:

We are an established information audit, risk, security and compliance company supplying professional services across a broad range of sectors.
The Company was initially formed in 2008 to specialise in payment security and has since grown organically into a highly respected thought-leading information risk, cyber security and compliance consultancy.

By combining creative thinking, selective hiring, passionate vision and exceptional service, our small highly experienced team provides a commercially balanced blend of strategic and tactical advice, technical assessments and assurance & audit services. We supply to large and well-known clients across many sectors including retail, insurance, financial services and telecommunication.

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus benefits and continued investment in your training, professional development and technical certifications. You will have the opportunity to work in the supportive and pragmatic culture of an established and thought-leading Consultancy where you won’t just be a ‘number’ but will be able to make a real impact on the service provision to our clients and the growth of the business.

We offer a flexible working environment with the opportunity to work from home with travel to client sites as required. The team has great team spirit and a sense of collaboration.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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