Job Description

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Red Team Penetration Tester and Operator, Senior

Key Role: 

Lead enterprise and system-focused network and penetration assessments to identify security risks within applications, security controls, and network infrastructure. Apply offensive security expertise and consulting skills to deliver security analysis and provide solutions to Booz Allen's Enterprise Technology Services and Solutions team. Plan and execute end-to-end red and purple team scenarios to highlight gaps impacting the organization's security posture using established rules of engagement. Perform penetration testing, including internet, intranet, wireless, mobile devices and applications, and web applications. Convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders, including executives. Join a team of security enthusiasts that perform security cutting edge research pertinent to the firm and promote an environment of innovation and knowledge sharing.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience with penetration testing and red teaming, or cybersecurity

  • Experience with vulnerability enumeration and exploitation frameworks, including Burp Suite Pro, Metasploit, or Cobalt Strike 

  • Knowledge of functionality and capabilities of network defense technologies, including incident response, web application firewalls, SIEM, and EDR solutions  

  • Ability to write high-quality assessment reports

  • Ability to mentor junior-level staff by teaching the latest penetration testing techniques

  • Ability to conduct organized security testing engagements with little assistance

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security or Computer Science

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Experience with testing cloud-hosted solutions  

  • Experience with red teaming (covert computer network exploitation)  

  • Knowledge of Active Directory, Azure, and Amazon Web Services  

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python or Golang 

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced work environment, multi-task, and handle truncated delivery deadlines  

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, to communicate with clients, teammates, and senior leadership 

  • Possession of strong team building skills 

  • OSCP certification  


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $81,800.00 to $186,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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