Sr. Penetration Tester, Mobile (Hybrid)

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
May 27, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Sr. Penetration Tester, Mobile (Hybrid)

At Capital One, we strive to create a world-class banking experience for our customers. The Application Security team plays a fundamental role in ensuring an end-to-end secure environment. We are seeking an Application Security engineer who is driven to protect critical internal and customer-facing web and mobile applications, as well as APIs. This skilled individual will join our existing team of passionate Application Security engineers in Capital One's next generation of Cyber Security testing.

As an Application Security team member, you will be responsible for assessing applications for vulnerabilities in mobile applications, web UIs, and APIs, which all sit upon a broad range of technologies, platforms, and applications across all business units within Capital One. This work includes the testing and retesting of vulnerabilities to confirm their remediation, as well as performing holistic risk analysis in order to maintain the security posture of the enterprise. You will have the opportunity to improve the functionality of enterprise systems via the design of highly-performant feature enhancements at scale. Besides cross-team collaboration, you will also work with external vendors to utilize automated scanning for the intake and validation of security exposures.

An ideal candidate has:
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to triage, reproduce, and recommend remediations for vulnerabilities
  • Passion for understanding and researching vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques
  • Keeping up with industry trends in security technology and threats
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently and to think outside the box - "hacker" mentality.
  • Providing specific risk assessment and remediation guidelines for developers and business owners
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of web, mobile, and other applications

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification
  • At least 4 years of experience working in cybersecurity or information technology

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience conducting penetration tests, specifically in iOS and Android mobile applications
  • 3+ years of experience with UNIX/Linux including basic commands and shell scripting
  • 3+ years experience with common security tools; nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Burp, Zap, CAIN, Linux Kali, Frida, Objection, etc.
  • 1+ year experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • 1+ years experience with Secure Software Development Lifecycle
  • 1+ years experience coding with Java, Javascript, and/or Python
  • 4+ years of security testing experience (red teaming, cloud security, application security, or network security)
  • 5+ years experience with penetration testing
  • 3+ years experience in at least one scripting language (Python, Java, JavaScript)
  • Advanced security certifications, like CRISC, CISSP, CCIE, CISM, CISA, CCSK, and/or OSCP

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

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

Location is New York City: $161,900 - $184,800 for Prin Assoc, Cyber Technical

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

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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