Penetration Tester

Location:Johannesburg, Bryanstan
Company:E-Merge IT Recruitment

A global financial group providing integrated innovation solutions through advisory, technology, strategic execution, branding, and investment looks to employ the services of a Penetration Tester.

The successful candidate will be required to ensure that the business is prepared and skilled to mitigate any cyber security threat.

The incumbent will play a huge role in developing “world-class” cyber security capabilities within the organization.


Software Testing and development
  • Knowledge of the secure software development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, cross-site scripting, SQL injection).
  • Knowledge of web services, including service-oriented architecture (e.g., SOAP, REST) and web service description language (e.g., WSDL, Swagger)
  • Knowledge of secure software deployment methodologies, tools, and practices.
  • Knowledge of software development models (e.g., Waterfall, Agile).
  • Knowledge of data security standards.
  • Knowledge of Information and Cybersecurity best practices (. e.g., ISF, CIS, OWASP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology
  • Relevant Information Security Certification (CISA, CISSP, CISM)
  • Ethical Hacking Training (CEH, GPEN)
  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment tools, including open-source tools, and their capabilities.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure, network, and software penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of root causes analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles that apply to infrastructure and network deployments and software development.
  • Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.
  • Knowledge of cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, organised crime, and nation-states).
  • Knowledge of general attack stages (e.g., cyber kill-chain).
  • Knowledge of known vulnerabilities from alerts, advisories, errata, and bulletins.
  • Knowledge of basic system administration, network, and operating system (Windows and Linux) hardening techniques.
  • Knowledge of cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts.
  • Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list).
  • Knowledge of common network protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS).
  • Knowledge of information technology security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).
  • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defence-in-depth).
  • Knowledge of the application and network firewall concepts and functions.
Reference number for this position is NN52914 which is a permanent position based in Bryanston offering a cost to company salary of up to R750,000 per annum negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Nigel on "az.oc.egrem-e@nlegin or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Are you ready for a change of scenery? e-Merge IT recruitment is a specialist niche recruitment agency. We offer our candidates options so that we can successfully place the right developers with the right companies in the right roles. Check out the e-Merge website for more great positions.

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Posted on 05 May 10:41


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