Penetration Tester - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Falls Church
United States

This position is CONTINGENT upon funding, an open position, customer approval, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain & maintain a USPS sensitive clearance.

This contingent position is being considered & hired for all non-management levels (G08-G10) based upon selected candidate’s applicable experience

An experienced Penetration Testeris needed to conduct penetration testing and generate associated vulnerability assessment for one of our clients.

The Penetration Tester must be able to plan, communicate, coordinate and conduct penetration tests and security assessments for applications, systems and enterprise networks. The candidates must have 4+ years of penetration testing experience.

This job would be based on site in Falls Church, Virginia.

Job responsibilities:

  • The position requires U.S. Person status or a Non-U.S. Person be eligible to obtain Authorization.
  • Candidate must have minimum of 4+ years of related operational experience in cyber security
  • 4+ years related work experience for G08 level
  • 6+ years related work experience for G09 level
  • 8+ years related work experience for G10 level
  • Perform information technology security research to remain current on emerging technology trends and develop exploits for disclosed and undisclosed vulnerabilities
  • Contributes to developing and implementing tools for penetration testing and early warning of weaknesses or possible incidents building on methodologies as promulgated by NIST, ISO, etc. to ensure useful, measurable, and repeatable methods applied to quantifying risk
  • Selects, installs, and configures security testing platforms and tools or develop tools and procedures for penetration tests
  • Performs penetration testing using standard penetration tools (Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite, etc.)
  • Performs off-hours work as necessary

Required Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 4+ years additional relevant work experience in an environment that supports integrated risk management.
  • 4+ years of penetration testing experience is required
  • Experience with web and mobile applications, databases, operating systems
  • Experience in penetration testing large and complex enterprise networks
  • Experience with utilizing penetration testing framework such as OWASP
  • Experience with regulatory compliance, policy development, and policy enforcement
  • Experience with FISMA compliance and the NIST SP 800 series
  • Experience in the roles identified above
  • 4+ years of network or system security
  • 4+ years of penetration test experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on OS configuration/administration experience
  • Programming experience with focus on penetration testing or process automation
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Kali Linux
    • Metasploit
    • Nmap
    • Burp Suite

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with cyber security development projects and programs for U.S. Government and/or commercial clients
  • Experience with process development and deployment
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Tenable SecurityCenter
    • HP Fortify
    • IBM AppScan
    • WebInspect
  • Experience with three or more of the following:
    • Security COTS integration
    • Operating System Hardening
    • Vulnerability Assessment testing
    • Identification and Authentication schemes
    • Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management
    • Cross Domain Solutions
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Security engineering
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Cloud Computing
  • Excellent writing skills

Desired Certifications (one or more desired):
  • OSCP, CISSP, CEH preferred.

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.