External Penetration Tester

Dallas, TX 75240

Posted: 05/22/2019 Job Number: 110122564808

Primary Skills: Performing external penetration tests


What you'll be doing:
  • Performing external penetration tests
  • Performing vulnerability scans
  • Writing client reports with your findings and recommendations
  • Researching and learning about information security trends, new testing techniques, and best practices, and sharing findings with the team
  • Assisting in the development of in-house testing tools and processes

Knowledge you need to do it:
  • Working knowledge with commercial and open source tools such as Metasploit, Canvas, Core Impact, Nmap, Kali Linux, and Nessus
  • Experience writing scripts in PowerShell, Ruby, Python, etc.
  • Working knowledge of network devices such as firewalls, routers, and switches
  • Demonstrated report writing capabilities and strong communication skills
  • CISSP, GSEC, GPEN, OSCP certifications considered an asset
  • Fluent in English; Experience in a second language is considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top Ten project

Education and Experience:     

  • 3-year college diploma in IT or a related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
  • Relevant IT security experience such as systems administration, help desk, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, security audits, configuring and managing security systems, etc.

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