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Penetration Tester

Royal London Mutual Insurance Society
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Penetration Tester
Job Type
Job Title: Penetration Tester

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh or Alderley Edge

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date: 23rd June 2024

We're expanding our security and resilience team within the CISO (Cyber Incident Security Office). Over the last few years, we've been on a continuous improvement journey and are looking to expand the team. These new roles will allow us to fully enact our threat-led security program, drive further improvements across cyber and support our organisational goal of building a secure and resilient mutual. With a security team over 50 already, these new roles will enhance our capabilities as the threat landscape continues to evolve.

We are recruiting for an exciting role as a Penetration Tester within our, Cyber Defence & Governance team. You'll join the team responsible for the end-to-end security testing across the group, including owning the relationship across our security towers to drive continual improvement.

You will provide, expert advice to all levels of the business as part of the team at the centre of our threat-led security program. Our internal pen testing team is new, with a recently appointed tech lead. The aim of the small team is to support our operations and intelligence teams on testing controls and the efficacy of detection engineering too.

About the role

  • Working closely with the Penetration Testing Technical Lead, the Penetration Tester will work to assess computer systems, networks, or applications to identify and address security vulnerabilities.
  • Will work to simulate cyber-attacks to help Royal London strengthen their defences and protect against real threats.
  • Be familiar with various operating systems, including Linux and Windows, to exploit vulnerabilities across platforms.
  • Have knowledge of common web vulnerabilities (e.g., SQL injection, cross site scripting) and tools for testing web applications.
  • Will have awareness of a variety of cybersecurity tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Nmap, and others for scanning, reconnaissance, and exploitation.
  • They will maintain a high level of business and cyber knowledge across the organisation, including up and downstream dependencies, to support effective assessment and enhancement of Royal London's Systems and networks.

About you

  • A credible penetration tester with in-depth knowledge and operational experience of penetration testing.
  • Proven ability in defining, scoping, defining objectives, and rules of engagement, preferably in a large enterprise environment.
  • Able to support the development of and implement penetration testing methodologies to ensure the team delivers on our commitment to build a secure and resilient enterprise.
  • Ability to document findings clearly and communicate security risks to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Able to undertake in-depth and continuous learning to ensure that they stay updated on the latest threats, techniques, and security measures.
  • Qualifications are not mandatory and neither is a degree, however qualification such as OSCP/OSCE, GPEN/GXPN, CHECK Team Member or similar are a nice to have.

About Royal London

We're the UK's largest mutual life, pensions, and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.

Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve.

We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits

Inclusion, diversity and belonging

We're an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected - whatever their background.

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