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Penetration Tester

Job Description

Salary/ Benefits
In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package of £45,000 is on offer based on experience plus bonus and a range of benefits including:

VANRATH are pleased to be working with an industry leading global client who are recruiting for a high calibre candidate to fill the Penetration Tester role.

The Ideal Person

  • Achieved CREST Registered Tester (CRT) or equivalent benchmark qualification
  • Be proficient in conducting infrastructure security assessments against Windows and Unix based networks
  • Able to manually exploit infrastructure vulnerabilities and escalate privileges
  • Able to manually and proficiently exploit web application vulnerabilities
  • Have a good understanding of mobile application testing and methodologies
  • Able to contribute to the development of subject matter expertise in a broad range of topics
  • Have a working knowledge of common programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java
  • Have experience of at least one scripting language such as Ruby, Python or Perl
  • Able to write exploit code / assessment tools for common vulnerabilities
  • Delivering infrastructure and web app testing both remotely and onsite
  • Providing remediation advice in meetings and conference calls
  • Working under pressure of deadlines and structuring workload accordingly
  • Problem-solving, helping others to understand complex ideas
  • 2+ years information technology experience
  • 2+ years computer and network security experience
  • 2+ years experience managing client projects
  • 2+ years information security consulting experience


  • Undertaking penetration testing engagements and other projects as required
  • Assisting with pre/post sales activities as required
  • Providing technical mentoring to colleagues
  • Encouraging a positive, proactive and solution-oriented approach among team members
  • Communicating within the security team and with clients, both orally and in writing
  • Assisting with the development and growth of the security team and services
  • Assisting with the development of cutting-edge training material for internal and external delivery
  • Contribute to the writing and publishing of security whitepapers and advisories
  • Working with Practice Lead to create an effective and productive testing environment
  • Delivering targeted research and development in line with direction of the business
  • Assisting with seminars and industry exhibitions as required

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Cybersecurity job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jordan Madden in the strictest con