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Red Team/Penetration Tester Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

The Vulnerability Active Detection & Exploitation Research (VADER) group at Leidos currently has an opening for an experience penetration tester to join our internal red team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Must be able to handle the most dynamic and challenging scenarios encountered by the program and assist other analysts by providing direction and guidance when necessary.
  • Responsible to identify and exploit security vulnerabilities in a wide array of systems in a variety of situations.
  • Responsible for setting up scheduled and ad-hoc red team scenarios to highlight gaps impacting the organization’s security posture.
  • Work both independently, as well as lead a team of technical testers on penetration testing and red team engagements.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of red team engagements results and provide a detail report that describes findings, exploitation procedures, risks and recommendations.
  • Execute penetration testing projects using the established methodology, tools and rules of engagements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 12+ years of experience in cybersecurity. Additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years minimum of work experience directly related to Red Team assessments, penetration testing (intranet, internet, web, wireless, social engineering).
  • One of the following certifications: OSCP, OSWP, GPEN, GWAPT, OSCE, OSEE, GXPN.
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Java, Perl, etc).
  • Experience acting as a Subject Matter Expert or team lead providing guidance to others.
  • Experience understanding of network protocols, data on the wire, and covert channels
  • Experience with reviewing cyber security vulnerabilities for risk and relevance.
  • Experience in planning mitigations for systems vulnerabilities.
  • US citizenship is required and able to obtain federal security clearance.
  • Strong communication skills; able to successfully communicate with management personnel, technical personnel and third parties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Red Team leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of testing API, AWS, Azure, and other Cloud-based environments
  • Experience in the initial development of a Red Team program
  • System or network administration experience

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Operations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


Keywords: Leidos, Washington DC , Red Team/Penetration Tester Engineer, Other , Gaithersburg, DC

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