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3 months ago
Salary band: $100k +
Location: North America, United States, Illinois, Chicago
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Request Technology - Anthony Honquest
Category: Engineer

*Up to 25% Travel*

Network Security Company seeks a seasoned security assessment/penetration testing professional to join the team in Chicago. Company is a thriving company with an engineering-centric culture. Applicants must have solid experience reviewing systems for security, recommending security improvements, and performing remote and local testing of systems for security. Candidates will join a nimble security assessment team that emphasizes results, and provides mentorship towards autonomy while giving each team member the opportunities and support to advance in a high-impact position within our fast-moving, independent technology company.

Job Overview/Responsibilities

Meet with clients to explain offerings and gather requirements

Formal security assessment of systems, networks, and applications

Security review of system and device configurations

On-site and remote penetration testing

Discover and exploit vulnerabilities in systems, applications, and protocols

Document, rate, and explain findings in the context of client systems and requirements

Communicate client-focused recommendations for remediating documented findings

Candidates will be considered for position and responsibility commensurate with experience.

Skills and Qualifications

Experience participating in all aspects of security assessment, including pre-sales and post-delivery discussions with clients

Experience validating the output of multiple tools and techniques, and synthesizing those results into actionable findings

Ability to communicate well in front of clients while engaged in assessment work; ability to understand complex requirements, and explain complex findings

Familiarity with both black-box penetration testing and white-box assessment techniques

Experience assessing the security of common operating systems, including Windows and Linux


3-5 years experience performing network security assessments and/or manually-validated penetration tests

Proficiency with common office software packages including MS Word and Excel

Excellent reading, writing, and verbal communication skills

Proficiency with common security testing tools

Detailed understanding of the functional aspects of key infrastructure protocols

Excellent reading comprehension

B.S. Degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Skills

Experience advising clients on the IT aspects of public and private regulatory regimes and standards (especially HIPAA, PCI, and FISMA)

Experience with NIST security standards and control frameworks

Experience designing and securing networked environments including Servers/systems, applications, and other devices

Proficiency with networking and testing tools including Nexpose, Metasploit, Burp Suite, nmap, Nessus, etc.

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