Penetration Tester

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Penetration Tester




Ref: E9630BJ

Job Description

A Dublin based technology firm are seeking a Penetration Tester to join in their rapidly expanding technical security team.


Experience Required

  • Third level qualifications and 5+ years of penetration testing role across various sectors
  • 3-4 Years Experience with Onsite and Offsite Penetration Testing
  • Eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland (European Union citizen or work visa holder)
  • Strong leadership experience with an extensive focus on mentorship – You will mentor junior members of the team, on-shore and off-shore and support with improvements to be made
  • Experience of testing multi-tier systems; Database, App Servers, Web and Mobile Apps (iOS & Android)
  • An understanding of working in an Agile environment
  • Exposure to test automation tools such as Selenium RC or WebDriver
  • Driven cyber security professional with a passion for information security
  • Strong analytical ability in relation to solving technical issues and flexibility in handling multiple issues at once
  • You will lead remote teams and perform complex penetration tests in different environments, managing several teams across different client sites
  • You will deliver penetration test results to technical and non-technical colleagues and clients
  • You will have a deep understanding of technical security requirements, and conduct research projects to maintain and grow knowledge within technology
  • As a local lead penetration tester, you will independently perform technical responsibilities and deliver results coherently
  • Strong demonstrated ability to take vulnerabilities and articulate the actual business risk along with good reporting writing and client presentation skills
  • 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

Key Responsibilities

  • You will have an in-depth awareness and understanding of changes/advancements in the penetration testing domain
  • You will support the knowledge sharing environment of the business, and collaborate with colleagues across other relevant teams to enhance penetration testing as a service
  • Maintain compliance with regulations and standards in relation to executing penetration tests
  • You will take on responsibility for penetration test projects for some clients, and follow these through to completion including carrying out pen tests, issuing reports and providing solutions on findings
  • Hands-on external penetration testing experience with experience of infrastructure and 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

Nice to have:

  • Exposure to Java/JEE, React, JavaScript, CSS and HTML an advantage
  • Red teaming experience
  • Product mindset; able to think beyond the product specs considering the larger implications, both technical and user-facing
  • ISTQB or other software testing certifications highly desirable
  • Knowledge and/or experience with teams employing User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games


  • Ideally at least one of the following technical security certifications: CREST, OSCE, OSC

Working Hours & Benefits

  • 37 Hour working week
  • Bonus
  • Pension

How to Apply

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