Accenture

Federal - Penetration Tester

3+ months agoArlington, VA

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, implementing the latest security frameworks tailored to our federal clients. Cybersecurity challenges are different for every business in every industry. With customized plans, we prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along all points of the security lifecycle. Whether we're defending against known cyberattacks, detecting and responding to the unknown, or running an entire security operations center, we help build cyber resilience so our clients can grow with confidence in security.

You are:
A risk-savvy and compliance-smart expert in the industry. You stay current with the latest cyber threats and help clients spot them before they happen. You work well across technology teams to implement the latest security frameworks and put security systems and processes in place. And, when it comes to creating IT risk assessments, you tackle the design and launch with ease.

The Work:

• Follow industry best practices and methodologies, including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide, to perform penetration testing services to uncover vulnerabilities across various web applications
• Perform network penetration testing, using tools such as nmap, Metasploit Pro, Cobalt Strike
• Test web services using automated web application scanning methodologies and tools (e.g. IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, Acunetix WVS, etc.)
• Test web services using a manual in-depth testing methodologies and tools (e.g. Burp Suite Pro, ZAP Proxy, IronWASP, etc.)
• Summarize and document results of testing for management reporting including proper disposition of test exceptions
• Research new threats, attack vectors, and risk
• Report on security vulnerabilities via formal reports and weekly status updates
• Verify the security findings from other members of the penetration testing team

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Qualifications

Here's what you need:
• 5 years of prior work experience in IT or Cyber Security
• Bachelor's degree required or an additional 4 years of experience
• Hands on penetration testing experience

Bonus Points if you have:

• Industry certifications relating to IT security and program management preferred (GIAC, GPEN, OSCP, CEH)
• Engineering Experience with web application penetration testing tools such as Burp Suite Pro, IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, etc.
• Ability to work independently and also collaborating closely with application developers, engineers and others
• Vulnerability assessments followed by providing best security practice recommendations and countermeasures
• Strong familiarity with multiple operating systems, databases, applications and platforms
• Understanding of SQL, XSS, CSRF, XXE, and other trends in web exploitation
• Thorough understanding of computer networking and the OSI model
• Cyber-threat research, reporting and development/implementation of vulnerability mitigation strategies
• Experience with network, web, and information security
• Self-starter with ability work with little supervision
• Programming experience
• Knowledge of exploit development

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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Job ID: AccentureInc-00945634