Location
Leeds/remote
Department
Security
Advertising Salary
Competitive

About The Role

Claranet Cyber Security is a world class business unit within Claranet, designed to give customers access to market-leading information security services spanning; training, consulting, and managed services. The penetration testing team at Claranet Cyber Security is composed of highly skilled, professional ethical hackers with a real passion for improving our clients’ security posture by demonstrating how systems can be compromised. Team members work on everything from client projects to development work and training, dealing with large corporate penetration tests to gaining credit for published advisories. Our team is growing, and we need inspiring people to join us and help us to continue to build a world leading cyber security operation whilst benefiting from the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

As a Senior Penetration Tester at Claranet, you will deliver a wide range of testing from web and mobile application tests to network infrastructure and social engineering assessments. You will play an active role in your team, assisting your Team Leader and helping to mentor less experienced team members. From time to time you will take on more complex scoping tasks when referred by the solutions architect team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a wide range of testing types
  • Assisting Team Leaders in helping to develop the skills and capabilities of less experienced staff
  • Taking on more complex scoping activities when needed and managing workload alongside existing commitments
  • Playing an active role in the submission of ideas for projects that will drive the business forward in line with its strategic objectives
  • Understanding the strategic objectives of the business and the key initiatives that underpin them
  • Encouraging a positive, proactive, collaborative and solution-oriented approach among colleagues
  • Communicating clearly and effectively within Claranet and with clients, both orally and in writing
  • Contributing to the writing and publishing of whitepapers and advisories
  • Developing and delivering webinar content
  • Delivering targeted research and development in line with direction of the business
  • Working towards CREST Certified qualification and, where applicable, CHECK Team Leader status
 

About You

Position specifications

 

Essential Technical

  • Have an excellent understanding of web application and infrastructure testing alongside other core testing services
  • Outstanding report writing both in terms of accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • Credibility and capability demonstrated through industry respected qualifications
  • Working knowledge of common programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java
  • Experience of at least one scripting language such as Ruby, Python or Perl

Essential Experience

  • Delivering wide range of chargeable testing engagements
  • Providing practical and clear remediation advice both written and verbally
  • Consistently meeting deadlines for report completion
  • Managing workload effectively
  • Problem-solving, track record of helping colleagues and clients

Essential General

  • Client facing, able to confidently and professionally represent the company
  • Displays a positive, constructive approach to helping to improve the business
  • Enthusiasm to work collaboratively within SBU and the wider Claranet
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of the business’ services and articulate them when needed
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Conducting penetration testing work out of normal office hours on occasion
  • Willing to travel to deliver onsite work as required
  • Appetite to go above and beyond to improve capabilities into all areas of security testing

About Us

Claranet combines pioneering technologies, practices, and expertise to propel our customers ambitions. Through a vibrant customer centric culture of collaboration, learning, and opportunity, we nurture a dynamic community of the best technology and service expertise spanning cloud, cyber security, networks, and unified communications.

Founded in 1996, Claranet has evolved into a multi-disciplinary technology services provider with global reach. The company has annualised revenues of circa £400 million, over 6,500 customers, and more than 2,500 employees in nine countries. In the UK we have over 500 staff working in London, Gloucester, Warrington, Bristol, and Leeds, or as homeworkers.  

Claranet consistently appears in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as one of the fastest growing privately-owned businesses in the UK. Our international success is driven by local service, out of local offices, using a mixture of local and international infrastructure, including hyperscaler clouds.

We’re working on building an ever-improving company based on openness, diversity, collaboration, and empathy as our core values, a company that aims to be inclusive for the diverse group of people we get to work with, and where everyone supports each other and celebrates successes together. We want our people to feel engaged, comfortable, and healthy—and to know that they can belong here, no matter their story or background. If this resonates with you, then come and join us

 

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