Red Team Operator, Senior

Key Role:

Work with a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 100 companies to validate security controls and incident response through offensive security operations including Red and Purple Teaming. Interface directly with client leadership and technical security staff to lead Red and Purple team engagements in a wide variety of scenarios ranging from phishing based initial access to OT/ICS network perimeter and egress testing. Work with a team of 10+ seasoned security testing professionals to enhance existing services offerings and security testing capabilities and conduct hands on technical testing focused on detection and response that necessitates continuously customized tooling to avoid AV, EDR, and other protection technologies. Conduct full exploitation and leveraging of access within multiple environments, including complex Active Directory and mixed Windows and nix environment. Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences. Communicate findings and strategy effectively to client stakeholders, including technical staff, executive leadership, and legal counsel. Apply security testing and penetration testing techniques and mindset to a wide range of projects. Act as the primary interface and lead for small red teams ranging from 1-3 additional testers and manage the delivery of staff assignments, as needed. Become part of a team of security enthusiasts that perform cutting-edge research and promote an environment of innovation and knowledge-sharing. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with using, administering, and troubleshooting, including Linux and Ubuntu

  • Experience with scripting and editing existing code and programming, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, C/C++, C#, or Java

  • Experience with developing, extending, or modifying exploits, shellcode, or exploit tools to evade common EDRs

  • Experience with security assessment tools, including Nessus, Accunetix, Metasploit, Burp Suite Pro, Cobalt Strike, Sliver, Havoc or Covenant

  • Experience with Amazon cloud environments and its major technologies such as IAM, EC2, VPC, EBS, S3, and Lambda

  • Experience working in a Windows environment and with Active Directory

  • Knowledge of network vulnerability assessments, Web application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, security operations, or hunt

  • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP and ATT&CK

  • Ability to present technical findings to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in offensive security testing such as Web application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, or purple teaming

  • Experience with working in a commercial consulting or professional services environment

  • Experience with phishing and other social engineering tactics

  • Experience with assembly languages, including x86 or reverse engineering

  • Experience with hardware reverse engineering using JTAG or UART

  • Experience with Terraform or similar automation technologies

  • Experience with physical security assessments, including the use of proxmark3 or similar proximity card spoofing or copying devices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, CS, or a related field

  • Ability to obtain Offensive Security including OSWP, OSCP, OSCE, OSWE or SANS certifications including GAWN, GPEN, GXPN within one year of hire


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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.

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