Senior Penetration Tester - Dublin


Our client, financial company on the market for over 60 years, is looking for a Senior Penetration Tester to join their Penetration Testing Team and proactively identify vulnerabilities in the firm's applications and infrastructure so that they can be remediated and prevent real-life cyber-attacks from happening. This permanent role is based in Southwest Dublin.

You will:

  • Lead testing efforts on company’s web and mobile applications and supporting systems.
  • Replicate the actual techniques and tools used by malicious attackers in an effort to model potential external threats.
  • Upon completion of the assessment, you will prepare reports and present the results to application owners, developers, and business unit information security teams.
  • Analyse test results, draw conclusions from results, and develop targeted exploit examples.
  • Consult with operations and software development teams to ensure potential weaknesses are addressed.
  • Contribute to the research or development of tools to assist in the vulnerability discovery process.
  • Collaborate with other teams to improve the overall security of company’s applications and infrastructure.

You will bring:

  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • Preferred: 1+ years of hands-on web application penetration testing / ethical hacking experience
  • Preferred: OSCP, GPEN, CEH, LPT, CISSP or other industry security certification
  • Ability to demonstrate manual testing experience including all of OWASP Top 10
  • Intermediate knowledge of application security mechanisms such as authentication and authorization techniques, data validation, and the proper use of encryption
  • Technical knowledge of, and the ability to recognize, various types of application security vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrated experience with common penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools such as Nmap, Wireshark, Nessus, NeXpose, BackTrack, Metasploit, AppScan, WebInspect, Burp Suite Professional, Acunetix, Arachni, w3af, NTOSpider
  • Experience with Enterprise Java or .NET web application frameworks, including Struts and Spring
  • Intermediate knowledge of a programming or scripting language such as C, C#, Python, Objective C, Java, JavaScript, SQL,
  • Intermediate knowledge of Web Services technologies such as XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, and AJAX
  • Intermediate knowledge of web frameworks, including XML, SOAP, J2EE, JSON and Ajax


Unfortunately, we cannot offer sponsorship for this role so you must have valid Visa to work in Ireland.

John Ryan, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

John is one of our recruitment consultants on the Technical Infrastructure Division of e-Frontiers and has been with the company since June 2012. John brings over 12 years recruitment experience to the e-Frontiers team having previously worked for one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment companies. He has worked with many of the Ireland’s leading IT companies and has experience of sourcing technical candidates across all levels. He has also gained valuable on-site client recruitment experience from various recruitment projects. John studied Business Studies in Dublin Business School. He prides himself on his professional and logical approach to recruitment.

Specialises in: Senior Windows Engineers, System Support, Linux Administrators, Unix Administrators, Security Consultants, Virtualisation Specialists, Unix Specialists, Infrastructure Consultants, Cloud Automation Specialists, Office 365 Specialists, Windows Engineers