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Penetration Tester- Pipeline

Boston, MA 02108

Employment Type: Contract Expertise: Cybersecurity, Pipeline Jobs Job Number: 23521 Pay Range:

Job Description


Our company is a leader in cybersecurity, dedicated to providing comprehensive security solutions. We specialize in identifying vulnerabilities and fortifying defenses in information systems across various industries. Our culture is rooted in innovation, excellence, and a relentless pursuit of securing digital assets against emerging cyber threats.

We are looking for a skilled Penetration Tester to join our cybersecurity team. This role involves conducting simulated attacks on our systems, networks, and applications to identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious actors. Your expertise will play a crucial role in enhancing our organization's security posture.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform penetration tests on computer systems, networks, and applications.
  • Create new testing methods to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Prepare reports on findings and provide recommendations for security enhancements.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest penetration testing methods and tools.
  • Work with cybersecurity and IT teams to remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct security assessments of applications, operating systems, and networks.
  • Develop automation scripts to handle and track incidents.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on code reviews, internal infrastructure, and process enhancements.
  • Participate in security audits and risk assessments.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Penetration Tester or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, data flows, and vulnerabilities within a network.
  • Familiarity with penetration test tools (e.g., Metasploit, Nessus, Burp Suite).
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash).
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively report findings and strategies.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., OSCP, CEH, GPEN) are preferred.
Summary:
Identify vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications through simulated attacks, thereby enhancing the organization's security. Responsibilities include conducting penetration tests, developing new testing methods, preparing reports, staying current with testing tools, remediating vulnerabilities, and participating in security audits and risk assessments.
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