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Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker - London


London, England

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£550 - £600 per day

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Katherine Clarke

Role: Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester

Location: Central London

Contract length: 6 months

Pay rate: £550 - £600 per day

I am currently looking for a Penetration tester for a new role working for a digital hub on a greenfield project in London on an initial 6-month contract - £550 - £600 p/d.

As an Ethical Hacker/Penetration tester, you are tasked with continuously discovering, communicating and explaining security vulnerabilities to product teams, and automating this where practical.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, supervise or directly manage a team of Digital Security Specialists;
  • Lead on development of plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs;
  • Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes;
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems;
  • Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status;
  • Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors;
  • Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carrying out security vulnerability and penetration testing on Digital products developed with Agile methodologies and continuous integration.
  • Developing and maintaining automated security testing tools.
  • Recommending fixes for vulnerabilities in products, infrastructure, and processes.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Evidence of exposure to vulnerability and penetration testing methods
  • Understanding of virtualisation and cloud technologies. Knowledge of Amazon Web Services, infrastructure and cloud security
  • Experience of use of open Source technologies and tools (e.g. Linux, MongoDB, Postgres, Nginx, PHP, Ruby, Python).
  • Evidence of exposure to security and penetration testing tools. Understanding of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). and other security standards or best practices Desirable Criteria:
  • CHECK Team member, equivalent, or awareness of methodologies used.
  • Experience of agile working environments.
  • Awareness/experience of physical Security issues.
  • Awareness of social engineering.
  • Static program analysis skills.
  • Experience of fuzzing used as a means of testing web applications.

If you would like to considered for the role please apply or get in touch with Katherine Clarke on 01173320813 or katherine.clarke @

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