Cyber Security Penetration Tester

Hanslope, Milton Keynes
£Competitive plus benefits
06 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

FCO Services plays a vital role in keeping information, assets and people safe. Our IT systems are used throughout the world not only in FCO Services buildings but also by customers including the National Crime Agency and Cabinet Office. Your leadership and technical expertise will help keep those IT systems safe.


You’ll protect leading-edge IT systems from attack

This role gives you responsibility for ensuring all live IT systems we deliver to our customers are safe and fully accreditable. You’ll lead a small team providing IT health checks, operational information assurance, and security architecture, and will play an ongoing role in developing even more thorough testing strategies and techniques, particularly for testing vulnerabilities. You’ll also act as a technical expert, explaining the implications of test findings to senior clients and providing advice on security testing to a wide range of external and internal contacts, including accreditors, technical architects and project managers. Another key responsibility for you and your team will be to develop solutions that secure live systems and ensure their vulnerabilities cannot be exploited.


You combine extensive technical knowledge with great people skills

To succeed, you will already need experience in a similar kind of role, ideally with another government department or possibly with a security consultancy. This will have given you a wide range of technical and security knowledge in areas including assessment management, background information gathering, Windows and Unix security assessment and web application vulnerabilities. Given how much liaising you’ll be doing with customers and colleagues, it is also very important that you are confident, good with people, and happy working across disciplines and teams. Personality-wise, we’re looking for someone who is focused, structured and methodical – and highly numerate and articulate as well.

And you want to work at the forefront of IT solutions

At FCO Services, we keep information, assets and people safe all around the world. Our customers, who include the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, look to us to respond with speed, agility and innovation to their ever-changing security challenges. This gives every job here added significance and means we have to work at the very forefront of IT solutions. So what better environment in which to hone your leadership ability and technical expertise.

Successful candidates will be required to complete security clearance.

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