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Security Analyst (Pentester)

RiskSense is hiring a Security Analyst (Pentester), to join our team of highly qualified security researchers and practitioners, assembled to provide preventative and responsive security services to critical infrastructure entities identified by federal, state, local and private entities.


  • Perform security services, including: network penetration testing, application penetration testing, source code review, and threat modeling.
  • Maintain suitable knowledge of threats, risk assignment, remediation strategies, security tools, testing techniques, and security research.
  • Participate in security assessment activities, including client communication, data analysis, report authoring, and presentation of findings.
  • Assist research teams specializing in application security papers, automation, tool creation and zero-day vulnerability discovery.


  • Must be a US National (born in the United States). 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from an accredit college or university.
  • Software engineering experience (we will accept experience through class projects and/or internships).
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle in an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge of computer networking.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Superior oral and technical writing communication skills.
  • Driven, self-managed and self-motivated.
  • Experience in application and network level attacks, bypassing firewalls, evading intrusion detection.
  • Ability to research and reproduce vulnerability exploitation.
  • Thorough understanding of software and network vulnerabilities and remediation.
  • Familiarity with malicious code identification and common hacker attack techniques
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, CWE, WASC.
  • Understanding of advanced cryptographic concepts.
  • Ability to demonstrate manual testing experience including all of OWASP Top 10.
  • Experience building automated tool sets or expanding existing toolset libraries.
  • Secure code review experience using automated toolsets.
  • Mobile security testing and analysis. 
  • Proficiency in Linux and Windows system administration.

We offer our teammates awesome benefits, including stock options, career development, an onsite gym, snacks and 3 weeks’ vacation!

RiskSense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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