Security Penetration Tester

Industry Specialisation:
Corporate, I.T.
Industry Sector
£50,000 to £70,000 Per Annum
£50-£70k plus bonus dependent upon experience
Contract Type:

Our client, Europe’s leading Cyber Security specialist is looking for a Security Penetration Tester who can deliver and enhance various security services that are provided to their UK and International clients.


The services include technical security assessments of applications and infrastructure, security design reviews as well as risk assessments. This is a hands-on role, requiring technical skills from the hardware to the application layer.


Key responsibilities of the Security Penetration Tester include;

  • Perform security reviews of application designs, source code and deployments as required, covering all types of applications (web application, web services, mobile applications, thick client applications, SaaS)
  • Participate in Security Assessments of networks, systems and applications
  • Work on improvements for provided security services, including the continuous enhancement of existing methodology material and supporting assets
  • Performing application and infrastructure penetration tests, as well as physical security review and social engineering tests for global clients
  • Review and define requirements for information security solutions


The requirements for the role of Security Penetration Tester include;

  • Bachelor degree or higher, technical discipline preferred
  • Minimum wo years of working experience in IT Security, preferably with exposure to application security testing (source code review and application penetration tests)
  • Working knowledge of Security principles, techniques and technologies
  • Good understanding of network protocols, design and operations
  • Strong analytical skills and efficient problem solving
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good English communication skills


Desirable but not essential skills include;

  • CISSP, CISA, CEH, OSCP or other information security certifications
  • CREST is an advantage
  • Application development background and security knowledge – example of languages include C, C#, C++, Java, J2EE
  • Vulnerability and threat management experience
  • Experience with various security tools and products (Fortify, AppScan, etc…)
  • Good understanding of the components of a secure DLC/SDLC
  • Vulnerability analysis and application reversing skills
  • Understanding of cryptography principles


Benefits of the role of Security Penetration Tester include;

  • Position in Europe’s leading cyber security specialist
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Exposure to cutting edge technologies
  • Working in a close team consisting of the top Cyber Professionals in the world
  • Responsibility and autonomy, working independently in many technological environments
  • Flexibility of remote working


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