Penetration Tester

Excellent opportunity to join one of the top public sector clients in a perm role based in Wellington!

Your new company
This public sector organisation are responsible for supporting and providing services that impact many New Zealanders lives. They have invested heavily in their cybersecurity function and are hiring multiple cybersecurity professionals to join the team as they look to build out specialist teams amongst their Cyber Security Practice. As such they require a Penetration tester on a permanent and a fixed term basis.

Your new role

The role will be to provide technical security insights across:

  • Identity and authentication methodologies and lifecycle management
  • Modernising our technology stack
  • Conduct security and network audits to evaluate how well an organisations system conforms to a set of established criteria.
  • Design tests to break into security protected networks, computer systems and web-based applications to look for vulnerabilities.
  • Document your findings, write security reports and discuss solutions with stakeholders
  • Strong stakeholder engagement

What you'll need to succeed

As a pen-testers you’ll be expected to partake in the following activities and :

  • You’ll be managing stakeholders and would surely need sturdy communication skills, especially superlative report writing abilities
  • You’ll need to be an expert in FFUF, BurpSuite, Nmap, Impacket
  • Your expertise in automation and tool development using scripting language would be a plus
  • You’ll be working in a core team and would require you to have in depth understanding of frameworks namely NZISM, NIST, CIS
  • Having certification like OSCP, eCPPT is a mandatory as well
  • Excellent knowledge on pentesting standards and methodologies like OWASP & OSSTMM is a must
  • To top it all you’ll need to possess right mind-frame and an inclusive & positive attitude

What you'll get in return

A salary of $90,000 - $110,000 annually + kiwisaver in a flexible hybrid working environment. Plenty of development and learning opportunities, both from formal training courses and from the experienced team you will work alongside. A clear progression plan in terms of how you can develop your career with the organisation including regular reviews and promotion opportunities all in a high performing supportive team environment that have an excellent culture, highlighted by high internal review scores.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or reach out to Andrew Dennison on 04 886 3844 /

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
Cyber Security
$90,000 - $110,000

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Andrew Dennison, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Wellington
Level 9, 318 Lambton Quay

Telephone: +6448863844

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