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Penetration Tester (CHECK | Crest | TIGER) - Leeds

Company: Optimum IT
Pay: Negotiable on Experience
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

I am currently looking for Penetration Testers to be based in Leeds, however, this will include visiting clients sites nationwide and overseas.


Performing remote and onsite network penetration testing

Performing application security assessments against a wide range of web application technologies

Performing infrastructure security assessments against a wide range of operating systems and network devices

Performing wireless security assessments against a wide range of wireless devices

Undertaking information security assignments and other projects as required

Communicating within our client and with clients, both orally and in writing

Assisting with the development and growth of our clients team and services

Assisting with the development and maintenance of a competency framework/assault course to aid in team development

Assisting with the development of cutting edge training material for internal and external delivery

Contribute to the writing and publishing of our clients whitepapers and advisories


To be considered for this position meeting the following requirements are essential:


Have good all round technical knowledge and a detailed understanding of networking protocols

Be proficient in conducting wireless security assessments

Be proficient in at least one Scripting language such as Ruby, Python or Perl

Able to manually exploit infrastructure vulnerabilities and escalate privileges

Able to manually and proficiently exploit web application vulnerabilities

Able to contribute to the development of subject matter expertise of focused capabilities in a broad range of topics

Have a working knowledge of common programming languages such as C, C , Java, PHP and Perl

Be proficient in conducting infrastructure security assessments against Windows and Unix based networks

Able to write exploit code/assessment tools for common vulnerabilities

Have an understanding of mobile application testing and methodology


Bachelor's degree in information technology related field

5 years information technology experience

3 years computer and network security experience

3 years' experience managing client projects

3 years information consulting experience


Willing to travel and conduct information security and penetration testing work out of normal office hours as and when required by our clients

Client facing, able to confidently and professionally represent the company

Must be self-motivated and able to work in an independent manner

Full UK Driving License

Excellent written and oral communications skills


Certified Register of Ethical Security Testers (Crest) Qualifications (Web, Infrastructure)

CESG CHECK Certification

SC Clearance or eligible for clearance

CISSP, CISA, CEH, OSCP or other information security certifications

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