Security Consultant - Penetration Testing

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Banking, Financial Services

  • Salary:

    £41,959 - £60,596 annually (pro rata)

  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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As a Security Consultant in the Technical Security Test Team you will join a small team of experienced and dedicated security professionals who provide a technical security testing service to all areas and levels of the business. Your core responsibilities will be to apply processes and tools to test for the presence of security vulnerabilities in Nationwide and supplier systems to meet Strategic, Operational and Tactical objectives.

You’ll be effective at communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and you will be adept at articulating technical vulnerabilities and recommendations using layman’s language. In conjunction with our internal risk management framework you will evaluate identified vulnerabilities and using your influencing skills you will ensure appropriate action is taken in a timely and effective manner with the focus on our members’ interests.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of, and experience in, a diverse range of technologies including: web based and/or networking with a clear focus on security. In addition, you will have a detailed understanding of security testing methodologies together with an awareness of cyber security issues faced by financial organisations. The individual we are looking for will have a strong delivery focus, be self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude and eager to seek out new challenges.

Specific skills/experience required

We’re looking for an energetic and experienced security professional with a proven track record of working in and co-ordinating security testing functions, particularly in the field of Penetration Testing. You’ll be used to working in a fast-paced environment where you are responsible for maintaining high standards of operational output.

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:

  • Significant experience of Penetration Testing and a solid security / Cyber / IT background
  • Detailed knowledge of Penetration Testing, including the Tools, Techniques and Methodologies used.

Specific qualifications required Technical skills appropriate for a large complex technical area with formal qualification e.g. OSCP, CEH, CREST, QSTM or equivalent experience.

Personal characteristics and attitude 

Be a resilient and highly motivated self-starter who relishes a challenge