Lead Penetration Tester (Senior Manager) CESG/CHECK

City of London
Bonus + Benefits
30 Mar 2017
27 Apr 2017
Tushal Modessa
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type


  • Management and delivery of penetration testing services to clients to include the following:
  • o Scoping
  • o Financial management
  • o Engagement and risk management
  • o Production and review of deliverables.
  • Reporting technical issues in business terms
  • Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of business.
  • Developing an understanding of business's broader offerings to enable identification of business opportunities
  • Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations.
  • Role modelling risk and engagement management practices.
  • Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge.
  • Continuous development of self and team, including managing client feedback.
  • Monitoring quality of service and products to clients and carrying out improvement or development as necessary.
  • Performance management of junior staff

Experience and Background:

  • Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Proven experience working within the industry
  • Clear and demonstrable understanding of penetration testing, including CESG accredited schemes such as CBEST, STAR, CPA, CHECK and CTAS.
  • Demonstrable understanding and practical application of information security principles
  • Proven experience of producing high quality deliverables working alone and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience of secure coding practices
  • Reverse engineering experience desirable

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree level qualified, MSc in Information Security, IT or relevant subject (preferred)
  • CHECK TEAM Leader preferred or a commitment to gain the qualification within 6 months of commencing role
  • Programming skills, .NET
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and project management skills
  • Clearances required - SC is required, DV desirable.

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