Penetration Tester - Portland, OR

Location: Portland, OR

Department: Consulting Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN—NetSPI provides a variety of server, network, and application penetration testing services. Our Penetration Testers (Security Consultants) have the opportunity to apply their creativity, business knowledge, and technical skills on a daily basis using new and innovative tools/techniques in a collaborative environment.

This is a work from home position for someone based out of Portland, OR.


A day in the life of a NetSPI pentester:

  • Perform web, mobile, and thick application penetration tests
  • Perform external, internal, and wireless network penetration tests
  • Create and deliver penetration test reports to clients
  • Collaborate with clients to create remediation strategies that will help improve their security posture

Other important tasks you'll partake in:

  • Research and develop innovative techniques, tools, and methodologies for penetration testing services
  • Help define and document internal, technical, and service processes and procedures
  • Contribute to the community through the development of tools, presentations, white papers, and blogs

The experience you'll need to be successful:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with Application Security and/or Penetration Testing
  • Familiarity with offensive toolkits used for network and application penetration testing
  • Familiarity with offensive and defensive IT concepts
  • Knowledge of Linux and/or Windows administration
  • Up to 25% travel

If you have any of the below, that would be a plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferred with a concentration in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or IT
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, C, C++, Java, and C#
  • Knowledge of network protocols and design
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • GXPN, GPEN, OSCP, CISSP, GWAPT or similar certifications


Why Work at NetSPI:

  • Meaningful Work: NetSPI helps clients secure their most important assets. We’re the trusted pentesters and advisors for many leading global organizations. In fact, NetSPI works with 10% of the Fortune 100.
  • Great Team Culture: NetSPI is not a body-shop, we’ve developed a very team oriented culture that fosters collaboration and learning. We attract, develop, and reward people who have the passion to make a significant contribution to the continued growth of our business. We recognize that our people want to make a difference and provide the culture of accountability, challenge and opportunity for them to make an impact.
  • Leading Edge Technology: We combine market-leading network and web application scanning tools and expert consultant review of all findings, combined with manually executed penetration testing techniques to find more vulnerabilities
  • Total Employment Offering: NetSPI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, cell phone/home internet reimbursement, and other similar perks!  Our ‘total employment offering’ combines the opportunity for exciting development within a nationally admired business with the chance to work with great clients, strong leadership and bright, motivated colleagues.
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