Friday, April 17, 2015

Red Team Cyber Security Penetration Testing Job Opportunities, Seattle, Washington DC, Nationwide US (Updated)

Red Team Penetration Testing Specialist

Location: Washington, DC or Seattle, WA or Nationwide in the US
Compensation: $120,000+ Base, Bonus
Education: BA/BS preferred but not required
Certification: CISSP and others appreciated
Travel: 40% range

What's In It For You has engaged by a Cybersecurity leader we have a deep relationship with to assist his company to find the most talented security professionals in the United States.  This company is growing and you’ll like what they have to offer if you’re as talented as my contact and your colleague is!

Yes, that is a big statement and I don’t make big statements unless the statement can be lived up to.

If you have a 4-year college degree and you’ve accumulated 10 or more years of experience doing super-technical down in the weeds penetration testing work, you might want to keep reading.

In this role, you’ll be challenged to push your skills to new heights related to innovation, security research and providing clients with simulated cyber-attacks that go beyond anything they have previously been exposed to.

In addition to satisfying client needs, you’ll also be expected to contribute to the firm’s company research projects that include exploit development activities and vulnerability research.  To be specific, you’ll devote in the range of 25% of your time to company research projects.

When you join this highly talented team, you’ll execute simulated cyber-attacks in a variety of customer settings.  Customers range from high net worth individuals to large financial organizations to critical infrastructure operations.

You’ll be surrounded by peers that you’ll both learn from and enhance by sharing your knowledge and experiences. 

In the interview process for my client, you’ll be challenged to demonstrate your commitment and passion for your chosen career.  This company hires people who function at the top of the cyber security profession and people who are hungry to constantly learn more.

Required Background
  • 5-10+ years in information security / cyber security consulting
  • 5-10+ years’ experience in network penetration testing
  • 5 or more years’ experience in application security assessment work
  • 4 or more years’ experience in project management of security projects 
  • Ability to perform targeted penetration tests without use of automated tools
  • Knowledge of IDS / IPS / HIDS / HIPS evasion techniques
  • Deep experience with networking fundamentals (all OSI layers)
  • Familiarity with Internet Protocol (IP) packet structures
  • Demonstrated ability to independently research new vulnerabilities in software products
  • Understanding of application design principals
  • Experience with fundamentals of software exploitation
  • Current knowledge of common threats as they related to specific industries
  • Ability to read: C, C#, C++, Objective C, PHP, Java, X86 ASM
  • Understanding of Operating System internals…memory allocators, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills and interpersonal skills as you will write your own client reports and you will work directly with clients

Desired Background

  • Experience scoping engagements and developing technical proposals
  • Experience developing C, C++, PHP+MySQL, Java
  • Experience reverse engineering of malware, disk and memory forensics

Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to pass a seven year commercial background investigation with no major incidents
  • Must be prepared to travel up to 40% of time, both domestically and internationally

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