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Penetration Tester (remote)

Status: Completed




Packetlabs is a cybersecurity consulting firm specializing in Advanced Penetration Testing. We offer a number of services including infrastructure Penetration Testing, Web & Mobile Application Testing, Social Engineering, Red Team exercises, Source-code Reviews and Exploit Development. Our clients occupy a number of industries including but not limited to: government, technology, law enforcement, retail, healthcare and financial. Our slogan, “Ready for more than a VA scan?” illustrates our commitment to the industry to provide only expert-level penetration testing.

Our slogan, “Ready for more than a VA scan?” illustrates our commitment to the industry to provide only expert-level penetration testing. The minimum qualification on the Packetlabs team is the OSCP, CISSP is an asset, most of the team has well beyond. Packetlabs’ Ethical Hacking team thinks outside of the box, finds weaknesses others overlook, and continuously learns new ways to evade controls in modern networks. Packetlabs is searching for a Penetration Tester.

Mission of the Penetration Tester:

The Penetration Tester enjoys working in a fast-paced/dynamic environment. This role entails delivery of engagements including penetration testing, objective-based penetration testing and web and mobile application security testing.  Applicants need to have above-average persistence, attention to detail and passion for ethical hacking.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Learn, understand and embrace the culture and core values of Packetlabs, get to know the team
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Packetlabs, the industry, competitors and where Packetlabs is positioned
  • Conduct penetration testing, application security testing and cyberattack simulations on computer systems
  • Perform methodical penetration testing using the Packetlabs methodology to discover vulnerabilities in client networks
  • Attempt to compromise high-profile targets to assess security in client organizations
  • Discover vulnerabilities across people, process and technology leveraging industry-leading testing techniques
  • Collaborate with team members to exploit more complex attack scenarios, compile results and write reports outlining findings
  • Stay current with evolving technology and and changing trends

Role Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role and a graduate of Information Security or Computer Science degree program, must have the OSCP certification
  • Professional qualifications (one or more): CISSP, OSCP, OSCE, GWAPT, GPEN, GXPN, OSEP, OSWE, OSED
  • A good communicator who is able to collaborate well with team, produce written reports and relay information effectively to clients, demonstrates strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of technical systems and terminology, competently identifies and exploits vulnerabilities 
  • Naturally curious with the ability to detect and correct system weaknesses, ensuring system changes or improvements are implemented as quickly as possible
  • A collaborative team player with demonstrated ability to think analytically and conduct tests utilizing creativity and imagination
  • A solution focused problem-solver who determines the best way to correct issues, protects the network and data from potential risks

Knowledge and competencies in various IT security concepts such as:

  • Web Application Security Testing
  • Penetration Testing
  • Red Teaming
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Purple Teaming
  • Breach Response
  • Compromise Assessment
  • Incident Response / SOC
  • Scripting and automation (python, bash, PowerShell, batch, etc.) **** coding
  • Operating system security (Windows, Linux, macOS)
  • System hardening
  • Vulnerability Management
  • SDLC
  • Business logic

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire top performers for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We base our selection process on Topgrading®, a proven method that allows our clients’ to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles. As well, we integrate TalentSorter®, a behavioural science based assessment tool to help companies hire for “fit.”

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.