Penetration Tester

Location: Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia
Date Posted: 03-20-2019
Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking Penetration Testers to provide penetration testing expertise as part of a team of information assurance professionals.  Responsibilities include scoping of assessments, identification and exploitation of vulnerabilities, writing reports, briefing event details to leadership, and coordinating remediation with personnel located across the globe.

The successful candidate will have substantive IT knowledge and demonstrated hands-on experience and expertise with ethical hacking, firewall and intrusion detection/prevention technologies, secure coding practices and threat modeling; be a self-starter with keen analytical skills; and have strong written and verbal communications skills.  In addition, the candidate must possess the following skill set:
  • Ability to conduct Penetration Tests using Automated and Manual TTPs.
  • Understanding of common Web Application vulnerabilities like SQLi, XSS, CSRF, and HTTP Flooding.
  • Ability to use at least two of the following proficiently and instruct others on them:  Nessus, Burp, Canvas, Metasploit Framework/Pro, Cobalt Strike, and the Social Engineering Toolkit.  
  • Demonstrated working experience and knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating system
  • Firm understanding of network and system architecture and analysis and fundamentals of network routing & switching, assessing network device configurations, and operating systems (Windows/*nix)
  • Scripting (Windows/*nix), Bash, Python, Perl or Ruby, Systems Programming
  • Strong familiarity with at least one of the following: OWASP top 10, PTES and NSA Vulnerability and Penetration Testing Standards.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Qualifications:
  • Secret level security clearance (Top Secret preferred)
  • 6+ years of relevant hands-on experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Telecommunications, or similar field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Additional Preferred Requirements:
  • OSCP, GIAC GPEN, GWAPT or other Penetration Testing certifications
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a solutions provider to government and industry, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  CI serves customers with critical requirements – including national and cyber security -- in information technology, management, mission support, training, and web solutions.  Founded in July 1999, CI is committed to the core values of integrity and service.  CI is a small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Kentico Gold Partner proudly serving both public and private sector customers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status. 
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