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Senior Application Security Specialist / Pen Tester - £80,000

  • Location

    Romford, Essex

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    Information Security

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    £70000.00 - £80000 per annum

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    Vikki Bayfield

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    over 2 years ago

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Senior Application Security Specialist / Pen Tester - Romford - £80,000

Our client a specialist financial services organisation with a revenue over £3 billion are actively seeking a Senior Application Security Specialist / Pen Tester to work as part of their growing Cyber Security Function on a permanent basis. This role will be based in Romford with the option to work from home 1 or 2 days per week.

In this role you will provide enhanced security assurance for our client's application estate & technology stack.

The role will perform red team activities, such as:

  • Social engineering
  • Open source intelligence analysis and assessments
  • Infrastructure penetration testing
  • Web application penetration testing
  • Mobile application penetration testing

Required Skills

  • At least one of the following qualifications: Crest CRT, OSCP
  • Familiarity with the OWASP Top 10 and SANS CWE Top 25 and an understanding of how these vulnerabilities can be exploited.
  • Knowledge of security architecture and design
  • Background in penetration testing


  • Make sure that Information Security and Cyber risk is identified and successfully managed
  • Pinpoint methods that attackers could use to exploit weaknesses and logic flaws
  • Design and create new penetration tools and tests, and probe for vulnerabilities in web applications, fat/thin client applications and standard applications
  • Perform formal penetration tests on web-based applications, networks and computer systems
  • Deliver a range of assessment types including Web Application, API, Mobile and Infrastructure tests
  • Collaborate with offshore/onshore teams by providing low level engineering guidance and governance.
  • Employ social engineering to uncover security holes policies)
  • Assist the Head of Security with managing suppliers, partners and stakeholders
  • Supporting your stakeholders with InfoSec guidance and assessing any information security risks within their business areas.

If this Senior Application Security Specialist / Pen Tester role is of interest, then please apply with an up to date CV.

Senior Application Security Specialist / Pen Tester - Romford - £80,000