Senior Security Consultant (Penetration Tester)

Apply your cyber skills to penetration tests, digital forensics, and social engineering campaigns.


Layer 8 Security is seeking a motivated professional with technical skills to to join our Offensive Security Team. The Offensive Security Team is focused on delivering exceptional technical security services including, but not limited to, network penetration tests, web application penetration tests, and social engineering campaigns.

If you have a strong passion for security and technology, have an interest in supporting innovative projects, and want to gain real-world experience in conducting penetration tests and other engagements, we have a role for you!

Role Responsibilities

  • Follow industry best practices and methodologies to perform penetration tests against external networks, internal networks, web applications, and more, to identify and exploit vulnerabilities
  • Conduct social engineering campaigns, including phishing simulations
  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences
  • For applicable engagements, function as lead – directing efforts, determining scheduling, effectuating communication, and ensuring client satisfaction
  • Consult clients on best practices for remediation
  • Demonstrate industry thought leadership through blog posts and other media
  • Stay up to date on emerging security vulnerabilities and attack methods
  • Maintain a broad understanding of security technologies and products
  • Actively participate in improving the security, culture, and education of the organization
  • Maintain relevant industry certifications and demonstrate a willingness to work toward additional credentials
  • Mentor junior team members

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of network protocols and security fundamentals is required
  • Strong knowledge of tools used for web application and network security testing
  • Experience with leveraging open-source penetration testing tools
  • Advanced knowledge of Unix/Linux/Mac/Windows operating systems
  • Proficiency and ability to automate security tasks with at least two programming languages amongst the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, C, C++, C#, infrastructure automation and scripting
  • Industry certifications relating to penetration testing (OSCP, GPEN, CEH, CRTO)
  • Capable and comfortable communicating information, both written and verbally, to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to operate in client environments with mature security controls, programs, and teams
  • Capable and comfortable communicating information, both written and verbally, to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Self-starter with ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to foster a positive work environment and attitude
  • Desire to grow and expand both technical and soft skills

Employee Perks

  • Medical, vision, and disability insurance program
  • Employer-funded life insurance for all employees
  • Unlimited vacation policy with a requirement to take at least two weeks
  • Encourage and compensate for advanced training, certifications, and industry events
  • Have a voice and be heard with the opportunity to make a positive difference

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to


Layer 8 Security is an equal opportunity employer.

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