Job Description

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Penetration Tester, Lead

Key Role:

Plan and perform hands-on testing efforts of a client's information systems and infrastructure to expose weaknesses in security controls. Lead testing efforts from cradle to grave with other penetration testers, providing expert guidance, direction, and judgment during testing. Document and convey test plans, test results, and remediation recommendations in formal reporting formats. Participate in technical exchange meetings and brief client senior leadership on actions, findings, and countermeasure recommendations to support mission objectives and reduce risk to their organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in network vulnerability testing, Web application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, purple teaming, or adversarial testing
  • Experience with creating Rules of Engagement (ROE), test plans, and scripts to aid in testing efforts
  • Experience with using, administering, and troubleshooting major platforms of Linux, including Ubuntu and Red Hat
  • Experience with Windows environments and Active Directory concepts of enumeration, exploitation, and post-exploitation
  • Experience with programming with Perl, Python, ruby, bash, C or C++, C#, or Java, including scripting and editing existing code
  • Experience with tools, including WebInspect, AppDetective, Metasploit, C2 Framework, Burp Suite Pro, Responder, Bloodhound, Nmap, Nessus, Core Impact, and Powersploit
  • Knowledge of applications, databases, and Web server design and implementation
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • OSCE, OSCP, or GPEN Certification

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with assembly languages, including x86 or reverse engineering
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio or C# code compilers
  • Experience with AV evasion, AMSI, or AppLocker bypasses
  • Experience with phishing and social engineering tactics
  • Experience with penetration testing on Windows and Linux platforms
  • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP
  • Ability to convey test results and provide remediation recommendations in formal technical reports and deliver briefings to senior client staff
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or CS
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Red Team Certification


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

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey 
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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 $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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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