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Penetration Tester / Contract / Hemel Hempstead

£350 - £400 per day
Apply2019-07-12 09:00:562019-07-30GCS Recruitment

Penetration Tester / Contract / Hemel Hempstead

Date posted: July 12, 2019
£350 - £400 per day
Hertfordshire, East
Job description

GCS are currently working in partnership with a global telcoms organisation who are on the lookout for a number of Test Engineers, Test Leads and Penetration Testers. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about modern methods for security management and platform delivery, with a pragmatic style and great analytical skills that help you identify and solve problems before our customers do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct application security/penetration tests of internal/external web service applications as part of the TS agile scrum team
  • Leveraging both manual techniques as well as automated tools in order to uncover and report security vulnerabilities that exist. Make use of opensource tools available in the market to perform the testing.
  • Communicate security vulnerabilities to application developers and/or senior managers who may have little to no experience with application security vulnerabilities
  • Support other members in the test team with other non-functional testing such as performance testing, performance tuning, compatibility testing etc.

Core Skills:

  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments, code reviews and penetration tests against web application technologies, services, platforms and languages to find flaws and exploits (e.g. SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Clickjacking, Authentication/Authorization, Privilege Escalation, Business Logic Bypass, OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25 etc)
  • Knowledge of network and Web related protocols/technologies
  • Ability to demonstrate manual web application testing experience
  • Experience with web application vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. IBM AppScan, HP Webinspect, Acunetix, NTO Spider, Burpsuite Pro, Seeker etc.)
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment tools and penetration testing techniques (e.g. web application proxies, packet capture analysis software, browser extensions, advanced penetration testing Linux distributions, static source code analyzers, SoapUI etc.)
  • Experience of penetration testing on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows and RIM would be advantageous
  • Solid programming/debugging skills with proficiency in one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML, PHP, ASP.NET, AJAX, JSON, Objective-C would be advantageous
  • Technical knowledge in at least 3 of the following areas: general information security; security engineering; application architecture; authentication and security protocols; application session management; applied cryptography; common communication protocols; mobile frameworks, single sign-on technologies; exploit automation platforms; RESTful web services
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply critical thinking to a variety of situations
  • Experience in scripting skills (e.g. Python, Perl, Shell script, JavaScript)
  • Knowledge of a Structured Query Language

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

GCS Computer Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: WEBTEST_1562918456

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