Penetration Tester

$140,000 - $160,000 yearly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:124942

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Job Description
We are seeking a skilled and motivated Penetration Tester to join our client’s cybersecurity team. As a Penetration Tester, you will play a vital role in identifying vulnerabilities within the systems, applications and networks and assessing their potential impact. The ideal candidate will possess hands-on experience in ethical hacking, a deep understanding of cybersecurity concepts and a passion for uncovering weaknesses before malicious actors can exploit them.

Penetration Tester Responsibilities:
  • Plan and execute penetration tests on various systems, applications and network infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and potential points of compromise
  • Conduct both black-box and white-box testing, simulating real-world attack scenarios to assess security posture
  • Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access, adhering to ethical guidelines
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to identify potential security weaknesses and provide recommendations for remediation
  • Analyze and prioritize vulnerabilities based on their severity, potential impact and business risk
  • Document penetration testing methodologies, processes and findings in clear and detailed reports
  • Communicate technical vulnerabilities and potential risks to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for addressing identified vulnerabilities
  • Stay up to date with the latest security vulnerabilities, attack techniques, and mitigation strategies
  • Continuously improve penetration testing methodologies and techniques to adapt to evolving threats
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their security requirements and goals, tailoring penetration testing engagements accordingly
  • Communicate effectively with clients, providing insights into vulnerabilities and guiding them in strengthening their security posture

Penetration Tester Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field; industry certifications such as CEH, OSCP or CPT are highly desirable
  • Experience in penetration testing or ethical hacking, demonstrating a successful track record of identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols, operating systems and application security
  • Proficiency in using penetration testing tools, such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, Nmap and Wireshark
  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities (e.g., XSS, SQLi, CSRF) and the ability to exploit them
  • Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g., OWASP Top Ten, NIST) and their application in penetration testing
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail, especially in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities
  • Effective communication skills to convey technical information to diverse audiences and work collaboratively in cross-functional teams

If you are a dedicated and skilled Penetration Tester with a passion for identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities, we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to strengthen our cybersecurity defenses and protect this organization from potential threats.

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Recruiting Lead
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.