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Attack and Penetration Consultant (Remote, USA)
Company Optiv Security
Location Remote
Preferred GIAC Certifications GPEN
Travel 10%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Heather Hall
Contact Email Heather.Hall/at/
Expires 2022-07-12

Job Description

At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest-growing companies in a truly essential industry. Join us.

An Attack & Pen Consultant is a highly skilled penetration tester capable of performing complex assessments while maintaining a business focus and meeting client requirements. This position will work both independently and as part of a team to perform Security Assessments including: vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, wireless security assessments and social engineering. A Security Consultant also contributes to the development and continuous improvement of the Security Assessment practice through various team and industry contributions.
How You'll Make an Impact
Assess an organization’s network security posture through the use of automated tools and manual techniques to identify and verify common security vulnerabilities
Use creative approaches to identify vulnerabilities that are commonly missed in security assessments
Exploit vulnerabilities and identify specific, meaningful risks to clients based on industry and business focus
Perform complex wireless attacks both against wireless clients and access points
Use social engineering techniques to obtain sensitive information, network access and physical access to client sites
Assess physical security controls by lock picking, camera evasion, tailgating, dumpster diving and other evasive techniques
Execute opportunistic, blended and chained attack scenarios that combine multiple weaknesses to compromise client environments
Create comprehensive assessment reports that clearly identify root cause and remediation strategies
Interface with client personnel to gather information, clarify scope and investigate security controls
Execute projects using established methodology, tools and documentation
Collaborate with other team members and practices to complete client projects and practice contributions
Maintain industry credentials/certifications
Participate in industry conferences to include delivering presentations
Provide support in the ongoing development of security assessment offerings through tool creation and process improvement
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications for Success
Minimum two (2) years of experience performing Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Tests, Wireless Security Assessments and and/or Social Engineering to enterprise-level organizations
Minimum three (3) years of experience in a consulting services role, or related information security positions
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related area of study; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
OSCP, OSCE, GIAC, CISSP certifications strongly preferred
Demonstrated ability to deliver projects using well-defined methodology across various security assessment disciplines including:
Network Vulnerability Assessments
Penetration Tests
Wireless Network Security Assessments
Social Engineering (Telephony, onsite and remote pre-texting, spear phishing, etc.)
Physical Security Assessments (Tailgating, lock picking, camera evasion, dumpster diving, etc.)
VoIP Security & War Dialing
Product/Hardware Security Assessments
Web application Vulnerability Assessments (SQLi, XSS, Session management issues, etc.)
Ability to combine multiple separate findings to identify complex blended vulnerabilities
Ability to identify, describe and report vulnerabilities and standard remediation activities, to include clear demonstration of risk to clients through post-exploitation activities required.
Mastery of commercial and open source security tools required (e.g. Nessus, Nexpose, SAINT, Qualys, Burp, Nmap, Kali, Metasploit, Meterpreter, Wireshark, Kismet, Aircrack-ng etc.)
Familiarity with many different network architectures, network services, system types, network devices, development platforms and software suites required (e.g. Linux, Windows, Cisco, Oracle, Active Directory, JBoss, .NET, etc.) required.
Demonstrated ability to create comprehensive assessment reports required.
Must be able to work well with customers and self-manage through difficult situations, focus on client satisfaction.
Ability to convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences including executives required.
Ability to work both independently as well as on teams required.
Ability to lead and mentor others required; willingness to collaborate and share knowledge with team members required.
Proven ability to review and revise reports written by peers required.
Experienced at writing technical proposals, statements of work, white papers, presentations and project documentation; strong attention to detail is required.
Demonstrated effective time management skills, ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to take on large and complex projects with little or no supervision required.
Motivation to constantly improve processes and methodologies required.
Passion for creating tools and automation to make common tasks more efficient required.
Knowledge of programming and scripting for development of security tools required.
Ability to deliver presentations at industry conferences, write blog posts required.
Project management experience preferred.
Recognition in the security community for speaking preferred.
Published white papers preferred.
Strong programming skills preferred (Python, Ruby, Node.js, C/C++, Assembly, etc.)
Reverse engineering/Binary analysis experience (firmware, x89 applications, etc.) preferred.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small to large group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization
Ability to distill advanced security, networking, and investigative concepts down to principles that can be understood and applied by all audiences
Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
Basic understanding of computer languages
With Optiv you can expect:

• A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Affinity groups including, Black Employee Network, Disabled Employee Network, Latino Employee Network, Optiv Pride (LGBTQIA+), Veterans Support Network, and Women's Network.
• Work/life balance. We offer “Recharge” a flexible, time-off program that encourages eligible employees to take the time they need to recharge
• Professional training resources, including tuition reimbursement
• Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
• Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
• The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)

If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success, and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cyber security solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying sizes and industries, including commercial, government, and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations - Managed Services, and Identity and Data Management.

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.