Penetration Tester

Employer
Perspecta
Location
Chantilly, VA
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
2129153906
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
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 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Responsibilities: Seeking a penetration tester for an Intelligence Community (IC) customer mission system. The successful candidate will perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing following the customer's prescribed scope statement with authorities derived from the customer's Enterprise cyber security organization. The ideal candidate must display familiarity with Windows and Linux Mobile operating systems and be able to conduct network and security vulnerability analysis. Specifically, the candidate will analyze mission systems to help assess vulnerability to compromise from adversaries. The successful candidate must have prior experience with scope defined penetration testing using mainly open source tools. Penetrate desktops, servers, applications, operating systems, and security systems to gain root/admin access Provide black-box penetration testing utilizing tools and techniques to conduct cybersecurity evaluations for highly specialized network communication systems Modify open source exploits to bypass/evade antivirus, firewalls, hardened systems, and IDS/IPS systems Modify computer/system/network attacks, exploits, and Metasploit modules to create variations that evade detection Perform reconnaissance, privilege escalation persistence, lateral movement, and payload generation for multiple targets Hide digital artifacts and communications to evade antivirus, firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, Wireshark, and tcpdump Work independently to analyze, research, and solve technical problems Leverage existing business processes and document new repeatable business processes and procedures where necessary Research external information on cybersecurity events, incidents, threats, and technical vulnerabilities Qualifications Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field Demonstrated 6 years experience in three or more specific areas to include: analysis, network engineering, networking security, penetration testing, red teaming, hardware engineering, software reverse engineering, and computer exploitation. Experience with Kali Linux and Metasploit tools Experience with programming/scripting: Python, Powershell, Ruby, C, JavaScript, etc Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to explain complex technical topics to non-technical audiences Desired: MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Forensics, Network Security, or equivalent technical experience 4 years of exploit development, computer/network security, or network traffic analysis using analytical tools Expert knowledge of networking components/devices and various OS/applications in Linux and Windows environments At least one of the following certifications: CISSP, OSCP, CEH, CEPT, GPEN, EnCE, GASF, GSFE, or BLCE

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