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Penetration Tester

Company: Peraton
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities:


Qualified candidate will become part of Peraton's Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. Peraton's DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats. Those supporting Peraton's DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges.


The Cyber Penetration Tester role will be in Rosslyn, VA. This role supports the Penetration Testing (Red Cell) Team.


Position Description:


Assesses the current state of the customer's system security by identifying all vulnerabilities and security measures. Helps customer perform analysis and mitigation of security vulnerabilities.

Perform and report on penetration testing of systems including cloud to satisfy the NIST 800-53 CA-8 security control and using methodologies that may include, NIST SP 800-115, Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF).

Stay abreast of current attack vectors and unique methods for exploitation of computer networks.

Provide support to incident response teams through capability enhancement and reporting.

Assist in maintaining Red Cell infrastructure.

Develop or modify tools that automate discovery or exploitation (e.g. bash, Python, JavaScript,powershell).


Qualifications:


Basic Qualifications


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:


A Bachelor of Science degree and 5 to 7 years of experience is required. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, 4 years of additional experience may be substituted

Active Secret Clearance required/Top Secret preferred.

Basic understanding of networking and security principles.

Familiar in evaluating system security configurations.

Understand common Web Application vulnerabilities like SQLi, XSS, CSRF, and HTTP Flooding.

Experience with penetration testing tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, Nmap, etc.

Fundamentals of network routing & switching and assessing network device configurations

Familiarity in evaluating findings and performing root cause analysis.

Ability to work alone or in a small group.


Preferred Qualifications


Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:


Possess Sec+, Net+, CEH or other Penetration Testing or Security based certifications


Peraton Overview:


Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


For Colorado Residents: Colorado Salary Minimum: $67,100 Colorado Salary Maximum: $162,800 The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

Keywords: Peraton, Arlington , Penetration Tester, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Virginia

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