Penetration Test Engineer

Key Role:

Find possible vulnerabilities while using penetration testing tools and techniques to ensure security of computer systems, applications, servers, and networks. Apply specific functional knowledge, including working and general industry knowledge. Develop or contribute to solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Work independently with some guidance and review or guide activities of more junior employees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with penetration testing supporting computer network operations capability development and engineering services, including defense and exploitation to gain strategic advantages

  • Experience with gathering requirements and designing and developing approaches for product security, resilience cryptographic solutions, and anti-forensic measures

  • Experience in delivery of solutions within software development, reverse engineering, vulnerability research, and exploit development teams  

  • Experience with researching notable vulnerabilities, research papers, vulnerability analysis, concept solutions, and thought leadership papers and pieces for peer groups and clients 

  • Experience with existing and emerging CNO enabling architectures, data flows, interfaces, and frameworks in the OCO mission space 

  • Knowledge of industry solutions providers for critical cyber and warfighting domain needs  

  • Ability to dynamically present concepts and ideas to clients and industry partners 

  • TS/SCI clearance 

  • Bachelor’s degree 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in telecommunications operations, computer network operations, SIGINT collection operations, information security (INFOSEC) and information assurance, or research and development  

  • Experience in exploit development and malware reverse engineering  

  • Experience with multiple computer operating systems, including embedded and mobile operating systems, including Unix/Linux, RTOS, and Wind River VxWorks 


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


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