Penetration Tester

We have a strong client relationship, many placements. The successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a sensitive clearance – Position of Public Trust – and may be required to obtain a higher security clearance

  • Salary in the $125,000 range + bonus potential.
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 
  • Local candidates preferred.
  • Client will consider a non-local candidate only if they have very strong ties to the position location and are committed to moving.
  • This is direct hire role.


Location:  Herndon VA

This Penetration Tester Position Involves the Following Responsibilities:

The Penetration Tester will work with the Vulnerability Assessment team on penetration test efforts. Contribute to developing and implementing tools for analysis/detection and early warning of weaknesses or possible incidents building on methodologies as promulgated by NIST, ISO, etc. to ensure useful, measurable, and repeatable methods applied to quantifying risk.

  • Support monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting of cybersecurity issues.
  • Select, install, and configure, security testing platforms and tools or develop tools and procedures for vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.
  • Contribute to application of FISMA compliance mechanisms, including NIST SP 800 series, with the addition of sound methodologies in lieu of weakly-defined and subjective scores.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments using automated tools (Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite, etc.)
  • Experience with DISA STIGs or similar secure configuration guidelines.
  • Perform manual penetration tests and validation of vulnerability scan results.
  • Develop automation/scripts for replicating vulnerability validation and penetration tests.
  • Devise plans and scenarios for various types of penetration tests.


Who Will Be a Great Fit?  


  • 5 years of network or system security
  • 3 years of penetration test experience
  • Hands-on OS configuration/administration experience
  • Programming experience with focus on penetration testing or process automation
  • Experience with large organization networks
  • Experience with regulatory compliance, policy development, and policy enforcement

Nice to Have:

  • WiFi and Bluetooth technologies
  • Web technologies, including HTML, HTTP/S, Javascript, CSS, etc.
  • Printer and VoIP integration and vulnerabilities


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