Senior Penetration Testing Specialist

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:14 Aug, 2019

Role Title: Penetration Testing Specialist
Location: Brentford

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

Cyber Security


At Vodafone Group Cybersecurity operations, we help our customers remain secure and resilient in a world of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.  We offer a unique combination of highly resilient networks, enterprise-class cloud platforms, advanced security systems and expert advice, helping limit the risks of a mobile workforce, such as commercial losses, regulatory breaches or threats to individuals, whilst enabling productivity and employee satisfaction.  Joining us as a Penetration Testing Specialist you can be part of our empowering our Cyber Security function.

The Future is exciting. Ready?

With us you will:
  • As a specialist in Vodafone Group Technology Security, you will be responsible for operating security service for ethical hacking and penetration testing:
  • Execute security assessments and penetration tests to highlight and clearly articulate risk to the business in terms they understand
  • Create detailed technical reports of security tests
  • Participate in the scope definition of security tests
  • Maintain and operate the tools, devices and lab environment needed for security tests
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of Group level policies and guidelines concerning security assessment and testing
  • Proactively discover vulnerabilities in Vodafone environments
  • Act as primary technical subject matter expert for security testing
  • Lead and oversee the work of junior colleages in the team while executing remote or on-site tests
  • Accountable for the overall test execution, quality of work and deliverables of assigned security test engagements
  • Hold regular presentations and workshops on new techniques and methods both within and outside of the team
  • Responsible for the continuous development of security testing services and processes
  • Perform vulnerability research to identify new, previously unknown and unpublished vulnerabilities
  • Develop exploits and proof of concept (POC) code to demonstrate feasibility of certain attacks
Apply if you have:  
  • Experience of ethical hacking/penetration testing/vulnerability assessment experience
  • Manual and automated penetration testing experience with open source/ commercial tools covering areas of application security, network/infrastructure security, smartphone/tablet security, customer-premises equipment (CPE) security
  • Industry recognised certifications: Offensive Security, GIAC, ISECOM, (ISC)2, EC-Council, CREST
  • Experience in compiling penetration testing portfolio/images/test environments, change management Experience with vulnerability scanning & exploit framework tools (Metasploit, Nessus, nmap, Wireshark Burp suite, Acunetix, Nessus, etc)
  • Ability to conduct a pen test without the use of a vulnerability scanner or exploit framework (i.e. fully manual test)
  • Strong concepts of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities
  • Strong concepts of Authentication & Authorization (OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect)
  • Strong Programming background (JavaScript, Python, PHP, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of modern computer networks, firewalls, proxies
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems
Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact

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