Penetration Tester

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD, United States
Date Posted: 08-22-2018
Penetration Tester - DC 
Cmptr Sys Secur Analyst
CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Designation - US Citizen or Green Card Holder.
Designs, tests, and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products. Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design. Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access. Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research. May prepare security reports to regulatory agencies. For engineers providing security information assurance, use Info Assurance Engineer (E254, L254). For information security professionals providing security risk and analysis, use Info Systems Security Risk and Analysis (E937, L937).
Job Description :
The candidate will be a member of the Cyber Solutions Team supporting a US Government and commercial customer. The candidate will perform Operations and Maintenance Support by applying Subject Matter Expertise in vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, including abilities to identify potential repercussions, troubleshoot issues, determine required corrective actions, implement system modifications provide recommendations and solicit feedback from the customer and workforce to achieve all project objectives.
Please identify "basic qualifications" and "desired" skills for this position. The skills listed below will be displayed to all job seekers on the web. They will help you make and justify a selection decision. Recruiters will also use these skills to prepare search criteria when sourcing resumes. Basic qualifications are those that the candidate must absolutely possess in order to be selected for the position, and Desired Skills are those skills that would set a candidate apart from the others.
Basic Qualifications :
• Develops general test and evaluation plans to compare current and proposed technologies; assesses test results to determine whether they match requirements specifications.
• Prepares documents by tailoring technical information and creates benchmark or security authorization reports; outlines key findings related to speed, risks, results and reliability, and recommends acceptance or rejection of technology for applied use.
• Performs Security Control Assessments on systems to validate the results of risk assessments and ensure controls in the security plan are present and operating correctly on the system; provides thorough report of the risks to the system and its data.

• CERTIFICATIONS: (One or more required) CompTIA Net+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, Certified Penetration Testing Engineer or Certified Ethical Hacker, GSEC, GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT).

• CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Designation - US Citizen or Green Card Holder. Willingness to submit to a Tier 5 Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
Desired skills :
• Executes tests by following the steps and procedures listed in a test plan and documents results in a standardized format that is appropriate for future analyses.
• Assists in the coordination of technical tests, network scans, and/or vulnerability scans that support the evaluation of information safeguard effectiveness.
• Identifies the various types of tests including conformance testing, developmental testing, joint interoperability testing, operational testing, and validation testing.
• Critical thinking skills, both qualitatively and quantitatively. 
• Ability to work well with other organizations and personnel with disparate backgrounds. 
• Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal. 
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. 
• Strong technical, analytical and interpersonal skills. 
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
Typical Minimums :
Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 2 years of professional experience; or no experience required with a related Masters degree. Considered experienced, but still a learner.

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