Penetration Tester


Reference: PM/Req/006503
Location: Maidenhead
Type: Contract
Status: Active
Salary/Rate: £480 per Day

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Penetration Tester (SC Cleared) required to scope, lead and conduct technical assessment activities of cyber and information systems for customers (including defence, other government departments and industry partners.
To provide a technical contribution to the UK’s Cyber defence capability. This is a leading role on understanding Cyber threats, the nature of system vulnerabilities, analysing system characteristics, and developing technical solutions from initial concept to in-service use. The successful candidate will use tools and techniques to assure the technical security of a system and is expected to develop the support team required in order to help the team leader shape and rebuild the Cyber Security Technical Assessment capability.
Skilled and experienced in disciplines such as penetration testing, OWASP framework, network packet capture and analysis, vulnerability analysis and detection, and log analysis.
In-depth knowledge of encryption standards.
Proficiency in tools such as Metasploit, Nmap, Escapee, Wireshark
Strong written and verbal presentation skills
Demonstrates the skills needed to review, direct and sign-off the technical work of others. Champions the scrutiny and challenge of technical work.
Innovative/Creative in application of technical knowledge to solving defence problems.


Understanding of the relevant customer environments (within MOD and Front Line Commands)


Level 6 SANS qualification or experience
Profession member of a professional body such as BCS or IET.


SANS 660 572
COMPTIA ethical hacking
Provide technical assessment to assure cyber information systems. The role will provide methods, tools and techniques to deliver that service.
Penetration Tester – Metasploit – Nmap – Escapee – Wireshark – OWASP – SC Cleared