Senior Consultant, Application Security Penetration Tester | Remote US

About the job

About Coalfire

Coalfire is on a mission to make the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest cybersecurity challenges. We work at the cutting edge of technology to advise, assess, automate, and ultimately help companies navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices and remote positions across the U.S. and U.K., and we support clients around the world.

But that’s not who we are – that’s just what we do.

We are thought leaders, consultants, and cybersecurity experts, but above all else, we are a team of passionate problem-solvers who are hungry to learn, grow, and make a difference.

And we’re growing fast.

We’re looking for an Senior Consultant to support our Penetration Testing team.

Position Summary

Working independently and collaboratively with a team to support the following work activities where skills apply such as: Internal and External Network Penetration Testing, Application Penetration Testing (Browser-based, API, Mobile), Cloud Solution Penetration Testing, Social Engineering, Wireless Assessments. You will conduct security assessments on a wide variety of technologies/ implementations and simulate sophisticated cyberattacks for clients worldwide.

What You’ll Do

  • Advises clients on technical security or compliance activities
  • Manages priorities and tasks to achieve delivery utilization targets
  • Operates with professionalism both internally and with clients
  • Ensures quality products and services are delivered on time
  • Working independently and collaboratively with a team to both lead and support
  • Conduct network and web application penetration testing, code reviews, social engineering, red team engagements, and physical security assessments
  • Simulate sophisticated cyberattacks for clients worldwide
  • Advise clients on technical security or compliance activities
  • Manage priorities and tasks to achieve utilization targets
  • Operate with professionalism both internally and with clients
  • Ensure quality reports and services are delivered efficiently and on time
  • Collaborate with project managers, quality management, sales and other delivery team members to drive customer satisfaction and meet project deliverables
  • Escalate client and project-related issues to management in a timely manner to inform and engage the necessary resources to address the issue
  • Contribute to thought leadership initiatives through blogs, conference speaking, and/or R&D functions
  • Manage project escalations of current testing being conducted
  • Mentor and develop less experienced staff
  • Contribute to the Coalfire Cyber Security Services Penetration Testing Team overall success by managing your team to meet various business objectives and metrics

What You’ll Bring

  • Application penetration testing and assessment tradecraft and methodologies (including browser-based, API, thick client, and Mobile)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a consulting/professional services role
  • Strong working knowledge of at least two programming or scripting languages
  • Strong understanding of security principles, policies, and industry best practices
  • Strong understanding of various compliance frameworks (PCI DSS, FedRAMP, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Experience or knowledge of IT security risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Experience interacting with management in a consultative manner
  • Strong IT understanding with respect to networks, servers, work stations, and applications
  • Experience testing against one or more IT security compliance frameworks, such as PCI, FISMA, HIPAA, FedRAMP, or HITRUST
  • Familiarity with Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Software
  • Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, and PTES (Penetration Testing Execution Standard)
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Bachelor’s degree (four-year college or university) or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience leading penetration team engagements
  • Reverse engineering malware, data obfuscators, or ciphers
  • An aptitude for technical writing, including assessment reports, presentations, and operating procedures
  • Experience working with C and various compiler toolchains
  • Community contributions or participation including CTF, Hack-the-box, or cyber-defense competitions
  • Speaking or presentations
  • Public security research
  • Software development/engineering
  • Cloud Service penetration testing tradecraft and methodologies across multiple service providers (e.g. AWS, GCP, etc.).
  • Mobile platform penetration testing tradecraft and methodologies across both widely-used platforms (iOS and Android).
  • Network/host-based penetration testing tradecraft and methodologies.
  • Cloud Service penetration testing specifically against AWS and GCP services
  • Mobile device and application penetration testing on both iOS and Android platforms
  • Red/Purple team operations

Why You’ll Want to Join Us

At Coalfire, you’ll find the support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In many cases, we provide a flexible work model that empowers you to choose when and where you’ll work most effectively – whether you’re at home or an office.

Regardless of location, you’ll experience a company that prioritizes connection and wellbeing and be part of a team where people care about each other and our communities. You’ll have opportunities to join employee resource groups, participate in in-person and virtual events, and more. And you’ll enjoy competitive perks and benefits to support you and your family, like paid parental leave, flexible time off, certification and training reimbursement, digital mental health and wellbeing support membership, and comprehensive insurance options.

At Coalfire, equal opportunity and pay equity is integral to the way we do business. A reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role is $86,000 to $148,000 based on national salary averages. The actual salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, geographic location, training, licensure and certifications and other factors. You may also be eligible to participate in annual incentive, commission, and/or recognition programs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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