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Senior Penetration Tester

Date: 19-Sep-2021

Location: Manchester, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



Here within our expanding Security Health Check Penetration Testing team we deliver world-class consulting, as well as undertaking service development and sales support activities. Right now we’re looking for a Senior Penetration Tester to join our nationwide operations.

As one of our Senior Testers you’ll be a hugely important part of our integrated service delivery. You’ll be working with a variety of clients and lead different parts of the project, from scoping, to solutions design to downstream testing. The roles are varied and challenging, so you’ll find yourself engaged in a variety of tasks, including application and infrastructure testing, “Red Teaming”, Advanced Intrusion Testing, and cyber and digital resilience. As a Senior, you will also be expected to help develop and mentor more junior members of the team.

As well as the opportunity to hone your skills on the job we have a strong commitment to personal development. So as well as learning from colleagues you’ll be able to enhance our penetration testing capabilities through service specialisation and funded personal research. The scope for career development is limited only by your personal dedication and drive.

The roles are client-facing so you’ll need to have the flexibility to frequently travel to client sites and be comfortable liaising at both a management and technical level. You’ll also need to be able to access the team base in Malvern on a monthly basis.

Required qualities:

First and foremost you’ll need to hold a current Team Member or Team Leader certificate – either TIGER or CREST – and have deep technical knowledge of hacking and penetration testing techniques, methodologies and tools across all common platforms. Active CHECK status is preferred although we will also consider your application should you be at an equivalent level, able to achieve this status soon after joining.

As you’re dealing with clients you’ll need to have good communication and stakeholder management skills along with attention to detail and report writing skills. You’ll also need great time management so that you can balance scheduled client engagements with directing your own research to keep up to date with the latest vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures.

All our team members have a strong desire to get root, have an adaptable and flexible approach to work, and have a willingness to support each other and the wider team. You’ll also need to have or be able to gain UK security clearance and hold a UK driving licence. In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to help maintain a good work/life balance.





QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.