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Mid-Level Penetration Tester - Cybersecurity with Security Clearance

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24 Apr 2024

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Job Role
Penetration Tester
Job Type
Axient – DEFENSE Overview Axient is seeking an Penetration Tester – Cybersecurity to support our customer in Hill AFB, UT. Responsibilities This position is to provide advisory and assistance services to the Air Force. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Provide technical support to the Sentinel Combined Test Force (CTF) Lead Developmental Test & Evaluation Organization (LDTO) in development test and evaluation (DT&E) activities for AF Nuclear Weapons Center missile systems. Support Sentinel and or Minuteman III developmental test efforts to assess performance against stated program requirements. Work as part of a multi–disciplinary government and contractor team to plan, test, analyze, and report through multiple program acquisition phases. Serve as a Cybersecurity Penetration Tester accomplishing the following: Support test planning to include development of test objectives, test and data requirements, identify potential attack surface/vectors, test configurations, test and analysis plans, and supporting schedules. Conduct vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and provide assessment reports as directed. Researches new threats, vulnerabilities, security technologies, and countermeasures and provides mitigation and remediation recommendations. Provide cyber security technical expertise and analysis to identify potential risk areas. Develop applications to automate testing in Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems, including bash and Powershell. Review source code for security flaws. Develop reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences. Apply technical knowledge in specific areas to integrate test and modeling products and support weapon system evaluation related to areas of expertise. Lead and mentor junior team members as assigned. Maintain cognizance of all assigned CTF/Test Team engineering activities. Qualifications Must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance or have an active and transferrable clearance with active investigation. A Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Network or Computer Engineering degree and at least 7 years of experience required, some of which includes penetration testing. Other related degrees will be considered, and 10 years of additional experience can be substituted for a Bachelor's degree. CISSP certification is highly desired but not required. Can finish CISSP while working with Axient. Familiarization with Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems is required. Strong working knowledge of networking and network protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, ARP, DNS, and DHCP is required. Experience with a suite of vulnerability assessments tools such as Wireshark, Nmap, Burp Suite, Netcat, Nessues, ACAS, etc is required. Familiarization of exploits and vulnerabilities which goes beyond automated approaches is desired. Personal and organizational interactions exhibit and foster cooperation and teamwork, enhance customer relations, and actively promote rapport with customers. Verbal and written communications are clear, concise, and at appropriate level. Utilize resources effectively to accomplish mission, including ability to work effectively alone, unsupervised, or within a group. Must be able to work in a fast–paced environment while being able to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines. Focused adherence to safety and security requirements. Familiarity with test & evaluation planning and processes consistent with DoD acquisition directives and policies is highly desired. Familiarity with ICBM weapon systems and related subsystems/equipment, their projected use in the military, and methods of testing is highly desired. Must be willing to travel up to 10%. Must meet applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols

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