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Penetration tester

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    Zürich, Switzerland

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    Charlie Mills-Swanscott

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    Pen Tester

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    12 months ago

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A global consultancy require a penetration tester to join their security team in Zurich, Within the Cyber team, they provide clients a full spectrum of security and privacy services, from strategy to large-scale transformation programmes, fixing security issues and delivering tangible benefits, with fantastic salaries on offer this is a superb opportunity to either become an SME or a Cybersecurity generalist.

​       Key Tasks of the role:

  • Be the service lead of one or multiple application security managed services
  • Point of contact for our clients regarding all service management related aspects
  • Stakeholder management, including presentations to management and reporting
  • Perform quality reviews of penetration testing reports
  • Lead manual infrastructure, web & mobile application and IoT penetration test assignments
  • Support/lead vulnerability management programs to help clients with their Secure Software Development Lifecycle
  • Perform offensive and defensive security (Red and Blue teaming) assessments.
  • Be responsible for performing security configuration reviews
  • Conduct manual and automated security code reviews
  • Perform large security assessments such as Red Teaming
  • Train clients or colleagues in conducting penetration testing
  • Present assessment results to management and explains the steps required for remediation 


  • Comprehensive experience in information security and aligned qualifications in security standards such as ISO 27001 or equivalent 
  • Multi-year experience in leading penetration testing managed services
  • Experience in leading penetration testing teams and in training junior penetration testers
  • Experience in reviewing penetration test reports and quality assurance
  • Experienced with malware reverse engineering and code review 
  • Exposure to a variety of industries inclusive but not exhaustive to; FSI and HCLS
  • Experience with Red teaming exercises. Experience in Blue/Purple teaming is advantageous
  • At least ten years of experience in penetration testing (including Web, Mobile and Thick client applications and infrastructure), reverse engineering or Red teaming
  • At least one of the following certifications such as OSCP, SANS GWAPT, SANS GPEN, SANS GMOB or SANS GXPN. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the proven ability to develop long-lasting relationships, influence stakeholders, and negotiate agreements, are expected.
  • Proven ability to communicate with senior management
  • You will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Fluent English, both written and verbal are mandatory; German or French skills are strongly desired. One of these three languages ought to be native level. 

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