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Web  Security Application Tester                           Job #: JAGS0114

Location: Washington DC

Schedule: Day Shift

Remote Work Authorized: TBD

Travel: No

Clearance: Public Trust (minimum)


A web application tester is needed to break into or find possible exploits in different computer systems and software. You are expected to run a number of tests, generally based around application and network penetration, and fill out assessment reports about what was discovered. Test will often be pre-determined as well as designing your own a large portion of the time, which requires creativity and imagination. A superb level of technical knowledge and know-how will be called upon. You must have strong programming background and experience with manual testing of application security in a live production environment (i.e., experience that is limited to a pure tool-based penetration testing approach is not sufficient).

Essentials Job Functions:

As a web application tester, you would be expected to conduct formal tests on web-based applications, networks, and other types of computer systems on a regular basis. You will also be expected to work on security assessments of servers, databases, and network infrastructure devices. Along with these tests and assessments, you'll be conducting regular security audits from both a logical/theoretical standpoint and a technical/hands-on standpoint.


Required Technical Skills & Familiarity:

  • Strong programming background (Preferably in PERL language) scripting, Drupal, etc.

  • Experience with malware reverse engineering a plus

  • Strong Web Application Testing (Manual Testing skills / Automated tools such as Acunetix, Appscan, Burp Suite Pro, Metasploit, Nessus, etc.)

  • Web Application Testing experience

  • Network Infrastructure Testing experience

Education: Bachelor of Science

Desired Certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

To apply send resume to
Attn Web App Test (JAGS0114)

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