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Penetration Tester

Job Title: Penetration Tester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
REF: 820
Contact Name: Sam Page
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Penetration Tester – Worcestershire + Travel – Up to £65k


What’s in it for you?


  • 37 Hour Working Week
  • 25 days Annual Leave
  • Pension – we will pay 1.5 times your personal contribution up to a maximum of 7%
  • Share Incentive Plan – Pay £10 - £150 per month into the plan and will give one free share for every 3 shares purchased. Plus you receive full tax & NI relief on this money
  • Life Cover – Should you die whilst employed your nominated dependents will receive a lump sum of up to 10 times your basic salary
  • Income Protection – If you fall ill for more than 6 months provided you meet the incapacity requirements you may be eligible to receive income protection benefits broadly equal to 50% of your basic salary
  • Funded personal research.
  • On site Free Health Assessment  - A Health Assessment is a simple, quick 15 minute appointment with a trained Physiologist. Tests will cover Blood Cholesterol and Glucose levels, Blood Pressure & Body Mass Index
  • Subsidised staff restaurant


The Company:


The Fortune 100 company comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


Job description/Person specification  


The Security Health Check penetration testing team is looking to recruit an IT Security Consultant. You must have a current Team Member certificate, either TIGER or CREST. Active CHECK status is desirable.


The penetration testers are expected to offer the flexibility to switch between application and infrastructure testing and ideally you will also add value to our “Red Teaming” service, Advanced Intrusion Testing, by offering skills which would normally fall outside of traditional penetration testing.


You will be highly motivated, and will enjoy delivering world-class consulting as well as undertaking service development and sales support activities. The scope for career development is limited only by your personal dedication and drive.


As a client-facing professional, you must be highly experienced and credible operating at both technical and management levels. You will be adaptable and flexible in your work and a positive attitude is essential. In return, you will be given the opportunity to work with a broad range of client organisations, alongside some of the best consultants in the security industry.


Required Qualities:


  • Mandatory: Current Team Member certificate, CREST or TIGER.
  • UK driving license.
  • UK security clearance to SC or DV level.
  • Strong desire to get root.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites in the UK and Europe.
  • Excellent report writing skills coupled with an acute attention to detail.
  • Deep technical knowledge of hacking and penetration testing techniques, methodologies and tools across all common platforms.
  • The energy to use time between scheduled engagements constructively to direct your own research in order to keep current with vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures.
  • The ability to effectively manage time and workload on individual and team engagements, cooperating with clients and managing stakeholder expectations.


Desirable Qualities:


  • Active CHECK status
  • Willingness to support the sales team to develop engagement opportunities.
  • Ability to scope security assessments and deliver them on time and within budget.
  • The willingness to work with other parts of the organisation to provide benefit of knowledge base and experience within information systems security.
  • Evidence of on-going personal development in the penetration testing space e.g. research and development.


The position comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to help maintain a good work/life balance.


The role will be based in Worcestershire, but you will be required to undertake regular work on customer sites as necessary. Working from home is possible, where appropriate, although the expectation will be for you to attend the office when not deployed to customer locations.   



For immediate consideration please contact Sam Page.

01908 88 60 37