Senior Information Security Specialist - Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing
Contract W2, Contract Corp-To-Corp, 6 Months
$65 - $80
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description



ALTA IT Services has a new contract to hire opening for a Senior Penetration Tester to support a leading health insurance customer in SW Washington DC. This position has no direct reports, but does serve in a senior capacity for more junior Cyber Security Specialists.


Candidates must be eligible for work in the United States without sponsorship. Individuals selected for hire must pass a pre-employment background investigation.



The position requires 5-8 years of cyber security experience, with a specific focus on penetration testing.

  • Experience conducting penetration testing and Red Team activities including Wi-Fi, web application and social engineering engagements.
  • Experience maintaining tools and documentation required for engagements
  • Proficiency in research and a demonstrated ability maintain industry awareness
  • Ability to summarize and represent findings to stakeholders and leadership
  • An understanding of vulnerability management and mitigation of vulnerabilities
  • Experience with mimicking TTPs of APTs and insider threats
  • Knowledge of attack frameworks
  • Attention to detail and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Extensive process and documentation skills.
  • This position requires a HS diploma or GED and relevant work experience in penetration testing, red team activities and/or social engineering.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of industry standard Best Practices



  • Scripting experience
  • Prior IT, networking, or vulnerability management experience
  • Experience with physical security engagements
  • OSCP, GIAC GPEN, GWAPT or other Penetration Testing certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, CS, or related field


HOURLY RATE RANGE DURING CONTRACT: $65.00/hr. to $80.00/hr. W2. C2C is OK during contract but the position will convert to full time/direct hire status after 6 months.


CONVERSION SALARY RANGE: $126,000 plus a generous benefits and paid time off package


For consideration please contact Melissa McNally via

ALTA IT Services, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

Position Id : MMNet
Originally Posted : 2 years ago
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