Penetration Tester

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UK wide


SC eligible


Market rate

Are you looking for exposure to a better quality of work in the penetration testing arena? Do you want the chance to be mentored by industry recognised figures?

At CND we are partnered with a leading consultancy who operate mainly in the government and utilities space to add penetration testers to their internal team as a matter of urgency. They are currently using outsourcers at capacity, and need to extra headcount to deliver both internal projects and service their ever-growing client requirements. This is a permanent opportunity with a strong offering on salary and the chance to be mentored by some of the best CHECK Team Leaders the security community can offer. This role is predominantly home based, with travel to meet business needs.

Role Requirements


Deliver both client and internal penetration tests, including web app, network and infrastructures.

Carry out network device reviews and ITHCs for PCI-DSS and PSN requirements.

Act as a leader in engagements working with junior testers.

Be able to offer support to junior members around their knowledge and act as a mentor.

Be able to take technical knowledge and explain it to non-technical stakeholders.

Confident communicating to senior individuals in order to get buy-in to the company’s security ethos.

Essential Skills

A current penetration testing qualification like CRT PEN or QSTM.

Demonstrable experience in penetration testing in a professional sense.

Proficient in at least one scripting language like Bash, PowerShell, VB or Python.

Experience with a variety of tools such as Nessus, Nmap, Metaspolit and BurpSuite.

Good understanding of TCP/IP and the OSI Model.

CHECK Team Member status is highly beneficial but not necessary.

Be able to adapt to a changing environment and exploit to your advantage when necessary.

Would you like to be considered for this role?