Penetration Tester, Principal Associate

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
May 13, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Full Time
Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Penetration Tester, Principal Associate

Capital One Offensive Security reduces cyber risk by uncovering vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the enterprise cyber environment through coordinated ethical hacking and penetration testing scenarios. This position works closely with team members to plan, coordinate, execute and report on sophisticated ethical hacking exercises, to identify cyber vulnerabilities and reduce the risk posture of enterprise systems. This role will be primarily responsible for performing application and network security assessments and will make recommendations to management on effective countermeasures.

The successful candidate for this position will be part of an exciting and dynamic environment to build and deliver industry leading ethical hacking capabilities to continuously protect and defend Capital One brand, systems and data. Offensive Security is part of the Cyber Operations and Intelligence program and assists with identifying opportunities to enhance Capital One's information security posture against a broad range of cyber threats, and develop strategies to most effectively address the threats.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
  • Perform penetration testing of APIs, web applications, networks, and cloud services, as well as related applications and infrastructure.
  • Assess Capital One's development practices and help drive corporate security standards.
  • Help triage and test application responsible disclosure findings and newly disclosed vulnerabilities.
  • Work with developers to improve the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for applications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification
  • At least 3 years of Penetration Testing experience
  • At least 4 years of experience working in cybersecurity or information technology
  • At least 1 year of experience with public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of security testing experience (red teaming, cloud security, application security, or network security)
  • 4+ years of experience with threat modeling concepts and frameworks (CVSS, MITRE ATT&CK, DREAD, or STRIDE)
  • Penetration testing experience with IoT devices, mobile applications, or code review.
  • Development experience with common scripting/programming languages such as Python, Golang, and C#.
  • One or more of the following certifications: OSCP, OSWA, OSWP, OSWE, OSEP, OSED, GPEN, GCPN, GWAPT, GMOB, GAWN, GXPN, eWPT, eCPPT, eMAPT, PNPT

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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