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Penetration Tester



Quality Assurance
Remote · United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Avertium is the security partner that companies turn to for end-to-end Cybersecurity solutions that attack the chaos of the cybersecurity landscape with context. By fusing together human expertise and a business-first mindset with the right combination of technology and threat intelligence, Avertium delivers a more comprehensive, more programmatic approach to cybersecurity - one that drives action on the ground and influence in the boardroom. That's why over 1,200 mid-market and enterprise-level organizations across 15 industries turn to Avertium when they want to be more efficient, more effective, and more resilient when waging today's cyber war. Show no weakness.®
Avertium is seeking a Penetration Tester. Job duties include, but are not limited to, performing network-based penetration tests, which range from external, internal, cloud, Purple and Red Team projects.
Other responsibilities will include support, client development, and conflict resolution. The successful candidate will be self-disciplined and able to work on individual tasks, sometimes without well-defined requirements, and must work well in a team environment.
The Penetration Tester should have a combination of experience and/or certifications. Experience should be identified by previous job duties, published work, or public presentations. The requirements for this position are:

Qualifications for Success:

  • 2-5+ years of experience in a penetration testing specific role is required.
  • Experience in consulting is preferred.
  • At least one or more certifications such as OSCP, OSEP, GCPN, GPEN, GXPN, or comparable are required.
  • Certifications such as OSWE, OSEP GWAP, GMOB, CRTO, CISSP, CCSP, or Burp Suite Certified Practitioner are a plus.
  • Experience in Red Teaming engagements preferred.
  • Experience in executing social engineering tactics, such as phishing, pretexting phone calls, is required.
  • Experience with physical penetration testing is preferred.
  • Experienced in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing methodologies is required.
  • Understanding of various cloud providers and cloud penetration testing methodologies is required.
  • A strong understanding of various forms of network architecture is required.
  • Information Security Fundamentals - 4 years of experience, BS degree (or higher) in a technical discipline.
  • Familiar with multiple scripting or programming languages such as C, Java, Ruby, Perl, Python, and PowerShell.
  • Willing to travel if needed but not to exceed 10% of the year.

Ideal Personal Characteristics:

  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Documentation skills.
  • Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Customer service-oriented capabilities.
  • Creative problem solving and analytical thinking.
  • Willing to accept new challenges and learn in new areas.
  • Flexible and responsive to changing situations; adaptable to changing requirements.
In addition to a career in the challenging world of cyber security, Avertium offers competitive salaries, full benefits, unlimited paid time off, participation in 401(k), and opportunities for professional growth and development. We offer the opportunity to work with cutting-edge security technologies in a stimulating work environment.
Avertium provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.