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Senior Penetration Testing Consultant (24381)

Ipswich, East Anglia, UK
to £excellent + benefits

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software security, technical and strategic approach, liaison and business focus

If you’re experienced with software penetration testing, and ready to take on a significant role as part of new team in a major financial software house, this role could be for you.

You’ll be a key part of this new group, making sure that the company’s own software is robust and secure against intruders and exploits. At your collective disposal you have a host of external penetration testing providers; you’ll help to scope and plan their efforts, and use your own initiative and insights to ensure security. You’ll also interact directly with development teams to ensure mitigations and solutions are put in place.

You’ll have:

  • A 1st or 2:1 in a relevant subject from a top university, and strong A-level grades.
  • Significant commercial experience in penetration testing, including web and mobile application vulnerabilities, hacking techniques and exploits.
  • A sound technical understanding of software and operating system security – most likely, this will come from extensive software development experience, and/or a computer science background, in addition to your own research.
  • Fluency with technical software systems, from auditing and processing logs and other potentially revealing data sources, through to understanding distributed software systems including databases.
  • A business-oriented approach, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with people with different levels of technical background, including senior businesspeople in the organisation.

Specific cybersecurity certifications / qualifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA) and standards and compliance knowledge in related fields (OSWASP, HIPAA) are preferred.

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