Penetration Tester IV


Norfolk, VA

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 395 days ago


Kforce has a client who's looking for a Penetration Tester IV to support a customer in Norfolk, VA. This position will provide penetration and cybersecurity support of tests and evaluations for their customer. The candidate will provide subject matter expertise and guidance utilizing tools and techniques to conduct cyber vulnerability and penetration testing and be able to function as an expert in support of US Government operational test activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in cybersecurity test design, execution, analysis, and reporting efforts of acquisition programs under test
  • Assist Operational Test Directors in identifying cybersecurity requirements for Test and Evaluation
  • Conduct Cybersecurity pre-execution site surveys
  • Conduct Cybersecurity architecture (System Unit Test or System of Systems) review and document review for systems under test
  • Operational penetration test planning and analysis of cybersecurity data in support of systems under test and systems of systems
  • Develop and execute cybersecurity test plans
  • Participate in Standard Operating Procedures development and process improvement initiatives
  • Manually examine system and network configurations, system logs, and devices
  • Observe, collect data, conduct interviews, document test results, and support system restoration to pre-test state


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields required
  • Master's degree in STEM preferred
  • DoDD 8570 Level III certification
  • Global Information Assurance Global Penetration Tester certification (GIA-GPEN) desired
  • OSCP desired
  • Certified Red Team member preferred
  • 10+ years of red team experience with at least 5 years in a DoD or Federal government experience with penetration testing, test methodologies and exploitation frameworks
  • Experience with Shell scripting required
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Windows Operating System required
  • Experience of Linux Operating System
  • PowerShell and Python experience preferred
  • Knowledge of networking and communication protocols and devices (routers, switches, and firewalls)
  • Ability to clearly articulate through both written and verbal communications
  • Travel required (up to 50%)
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance and above required

JobID: 1661427-AQG