Our client needs a qualified penetration tester to join their IT team! As their new penetration tester, you will be responsible for conducting regular audits and inspections in order to make sure their network and computer systems are secure.

You will work regular office hours  (WFH options avail) and will be required to configure information systems as well as design and create new systems in order to fix known vulnerabilities.

The Senior Consultant role is suited for professionals with experience in
manual penetration testing, Red Teaming, web application testing, mobile
application testing and a passion for all things security.

The responsibilities of a Senior Consultant include:

  • Upkeep a No nonsense, collaborative, open and professional culture. ∙ Provide mentorship and support to peers and subordinates, and help in their professional growth (technical and consulting).
  • Lead by example and make sure your juniors live by our clients values.
  • Act as the engagement quality gate for several concurrent engagements (ensure the quality, suitability and timeliness of engagements).
  • Deliver individual engagements yourself to maintain your skills set and consciously acquire new competences though formal training and self-development.
  • Pass certifications as required to maintain your status as an expert in your field (in addition to blog posts, training, CTFs and presentations).
  • Help improve internal processes, building towards efficient and standardised delivery for our clients services.
  •  Attend industry events regularly to learn, earmark potential recruits, network and identify opportunities.

A suitable candidate would have some or most of the following attributes:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in applied, web, mobile and infrastructure penetration testing, including manual testing
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience overall in relevant areas
  • Experience with common development languages
  • Experience with common vulnerability detection tools
  • Good communication skills
  • Meticulous report writing ability
  • Well-spoken and presentable
  • Comfortable in managing short and long projects
  • Comfortable engaging with both technical business and technology stakeholders
  • Holds current penetration testing certifications such as CREST, OSCP, GPEN, etc

Additionally, candidates with competency in the following are highly

  • Some knowledge of ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SABSA
  • Experience with security architecture design & reviews.
  • Experience in manual code reviews
  • Experience stimulating real-time cyber-attacks using red-team exercises, perform red-teaming security measures for our client’s IT assets.  

What’s in it for you?

  • Work in a dynamic and modern company with a great culture and
  • great people
  • Increased responsibilities in a client-facing role to boost your career
  • Exposure to a wide range of businesses across all industries
  • Grow your skillset across the entire engagement lifecycle
  • Flexible work arrangements when practical
  • Training and certification opportunities
  • Support for your charitable or technical causes you may lead outside or work
  • Opportunities to travel abroad (if that motivates you)

 If you’re not sure on your qualifications or would like more information about the position, please email Christine Iannarella at christine@synergyplacements.com.au