Penetration Test / Cyber Security Consultant – Remote – £60-85K

£60,000 - £85,000 yearly
  • Remote (London, UK)
  • May 14, 2020
Full time IT

Job Description

Cyber Security Consultant / Penetration Test Consultant – Cyber Security Consultancy – Audit, Risk, Security, Compliance Consultancy (Home based)
London EC3A or home based with travel to client sites as required | £60,000 – £85,000 Depending on Experience Level + Benefits

The Cyber Security Consultant / Penetration Test Consultant opportunity:

Reporting to the highly technical Head of Technical Assurance, the primary role of the Penetration Tester is to undertake hands-on web and mobile applications and / or infrastructure penetration testing to support our assurance services. Working with the client’s management and technical teams, you will perform a structured programme of security / penetration testing on our client’s network infrastructure, systems and applications. You will conduct web and mobile application, network, infrastructure and wireless penetration tests and related activities, social engineering, simulate cyberattacks and offer recommendations, reports, added value and thought leadership to our internal teams and clients. You will join a small but established team of penetration testers and in addition this role will offer plenty of scope for future career development.

Key Required Skills and Experience:

+ Hands-on external penetration testing experience with experience of infrastructure and / or application penetration testing
+ Exposure to a variety of security testing tools and exploits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend corrective action
+ Current technical understanding of security threats, trends and solutions
+ Strong demonstrated ability to take vulnerabilities and articulate the actual business risk along with good reporting writing and client presentation skills
+ Ideally you will be a CREST Certified Team Lead, and preferably also be a CHECK Team Leader, and have the ability to manage the details and complexity of varied technical projects whilst being able to see the big picture
+ Familiarity with Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, Tigerscheme SST, and CESG Check
+ A consultative manner and customer facing skills with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels and advise on best practice
+ An enquiring mind, the tenacity to overcome technical challenges, and an ability to approach problems from different perspectives
+ Experience of coaching, mentoring and leading a small team of penetration testers would be an advantage
+ A commitment to personal development and keeping a current knowledge of the security industry threats and best practices
+ Ability to travel as required

You might also have:

+ Knowledge of firewalls and other network security controls
+ Knowledge of applied cryptographic protocols
+ CSSLP, OSWE, OSCP, OSWP, OSCE, OSEE, GAWPT, GPEN, or GXPN certification(s)
+ Experience hacking hardware or embedded systems

About Us:

We are an established information audit, risk, security and compliance company supplying professional services across a broad range of sectors.
The Company was initially formed in 2008 to specialise in payment security and has since grown organically into a highly respected thought-leading information risk, cyber security and compliance consultancy.

By combining creative thinking, selective hiring, passionate vision and exceptional service, our small highly experienced team provides a commercially balanced blend of strategic and tactical advice, technical assessments and assurance & audit services. We supply to large and well-known clients across many sectors including retail, insurance, financial services and telecommunication.

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus benefits and continued investment in your training, professional development and technical certifications. You will have the opportunity to work in the supportive and pragmatic culture of an established and thought-leading Consultancy where you won’t just be a ‘number’ but will be able to make a real impact on the service provision to our clients and the growth of the business. We offer a flexible working environment with the opportunity to work from home with travel to client sites as required. The team has great team spirit and a sense of collaboration and is led by a highly technical Head of Technical Assurance who mentors and supports each team member.

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Remote Level

Field Remote  

Target Regions

Home Counties,   London,   South East,   South of England