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Junior Penetration Tester

Job Synopsis

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Do you enjoy determining how systems and protocols operate? Do you have the aptitude to think like an attacker to find weaknesses in computer and network environments? If so, consider joining the Professional Services team at TruShield where you will directly help improve the security posture for a variety of industries including financial, government, legal, manufacturing, and more. The results of your efforts will help our clients improve their security posture through your technical skills and knowledge of defensive strategies.

Job Responsibilities

You will be tasked with independent and group projects to execute technical security testing against a variety of targets. The primary services to be performed include:

  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Network Penetration Testing
  • Wired & wireless
  • Blackbox & whitebox
  • Red Team exercises
  • Web Application testing
  • Compliance Assessments
  • Compromise Assessments
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing / Spearphishing
  • Pretexting
  • Physical
  • Firewall Configuration Analysis

Additionally, as a security consultant you will:

  • Provide secondary support to all Professional Services practice offerings which may include:
  • Enterprise Risk Assessments
  • IT Compliance Audits
  • Conduct Security Awareness Training
  • Incident Response
  • Digital Forensics
  • Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Network Security Architecture Analysis and Improvement Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
  • Draft IT Security Policy
  • Represent TruShield as a spokesperson at webinars, conferences, and special meetings correlated to information assurance and security awareness


10%-20% with chance of increase as the business grows.

Job Requirements

  • Meet/exceed Education and Experience listed in this job description
  • Strong knowledge of the following:
  • Modern security assessment and penetration testing tools and methods
  • Wired and wireless network security concepts
  • Web Application security concepts
  • Operating Systems functionality and standard/default services for
  • Windows
  • Linux/UNIX
  • MAC
  • Common network protocols
  • Experience writing scripts via bash, Python, PowerShell, Ruby, etc.
  • Social Engineering tactics, techniques, and tools
  • Performing vulnerability research by identifying and developing new attack methodologies, tools, and/or scripts
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Maintain positive relationships working with IT and non-IT client personnel of various backgrounds and industries
  • Comfortable explaining findings, recommendations, and deliverables to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of common regulatory frameworks and controls
  • Knowledge of IT Security Governance best practices
  • Occasional night and weekend work when evaluating systems/organizations during non-business hours

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2-years knowledge of network security countermeasures and provide network environment support by paying special attention to intrusion detection, finding and fixing unprotected vulnerabilities, and ensuring that remote access points are well secured with continued focus on threats and vulnerabilities that may impact the security of client’s systems
  • Must be a team player who leads by example and can interact well with all levels of personnel within TruShield’s internal teams, our clients, and our partners
  • Must be able to work with minimal oversight to achieve project objectives and deadlines
  • Superior organizational skills, multitasking abilities, and able to re-evaluate priorities


A security tester is expected to currently have or obtain within 3-months of hire one or more of the following:

  • CEH
  • CPT
  • OSCP

Additional consideration for the following certifications is encouraged:

  • CISM
  • CISA
  • GSNA
  • GCIH

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

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