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Security-Penetration Testing Lead Consultant (X-Force Red)

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Asia Pacific Penetration Testing Lead Consultant - X-Force Red

Are you passionate about breaking into applications, networks, systems, databases, devices and other technologies to uncover security vulnerabilities and help fix them? Are you interested in joining a team of like-minded passionate experts, many of whom have decades of experience breaking into anything and everything to help organisations strengthen their security? Are you looking to learn from the best and gain real word consulting experience? If so, X-Force Red, IBM Securitys team of veteran hackers, is looking for a Penetration Testing Lead Consultant, and you may be the perfect fit.

Your Role and Responsibilities
This role will have two main responsibilities: leading engagements to test clients application and network assets and pre-sales work to support X-Force Red pursuits. Engagements typically range from two to four weeks. It is critical that the consultant be able to rapidly learn new technologies and processes with minimal assistance. There is a potential for 30% travel, including international travel. Travel depends on project requirements.

Core consulting:
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • The ability to lead large groups and be a primary facilitator
  • Mentor other X-Force Red consultants
  • Demonstrated written skills
  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model
  • Ability to lead and shape client expectations
  • Help drive pursuits and engage in complex deals, matching outcomes to expectations
  • Ability to work easily with diverse and dynamic teams
  • Ability to work in a matrix management model

Role can be performed in either Melbourne or Sydney work locations

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • 7+ years of penetration testing experience
  • 5+ years of consulting experience
  • 5+ years of system administration, network administration, or programming experience
  • Ability to perform penetration tests against web, mobile and thick applications, internal networks, wireless networks, mobile, plus at least one of the following: process/industrial control systems (SCADA), embedded applications, hardware
  • History of presenting at regional or major security conferences
  • History of published research, blog posts or other publications
  • Strong understanding of networks, firewalls, protocols, routing and security technologies
  • Effective English writing skills
  • Experience coordinating security testing projects with multiple consultants

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following: Java, .Net, Python or Ruby
  • Experience in cloud security
  • OSCP, OSCE, CRT or other CREST certifications
  • Experience in reverse engineering software or hardware
  • Conversational fluency in a second language is desirable
  • Hands-on experience in security aspects of compliance standards (ISO 27001, SSAE 16, PCI-DSS, SOX, etc.)
  • Experience editing documents for grammar, clarity and technical accuracy

About Business Unit

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion?

IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite
Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-08-12 Expires: 2019-09-11

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