Sr. Application Penetration Test Engineer ( Information Security )

Palo Alto Networks   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 182 days ago

This job is no longer available.


  • Keep current on leading-edge exploitation and post-exploitation techniques and apply them to mature our methods and tools in day to day vulnerability testing and penetration testing processes.
  • Plan, execute, and lead third-party services to deliver expected quality and timeliness of security testing and remediation management strategy, programs and projects.
  • Take ownership of managing stakeholder engagement and deliver timely on security testing and remediation management goals; proactively identifying and escalating concerns to senior management in a timely manner.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the operating environment including infrastructure, applications and services.
  • Conduct infrastructure and application pen tests
  • Create and demonstrate proof of concepts where vulnerabilities are found (Validation)
  • Conduct risk assessments, considering environmental controls to determine and articulate remediation strategy and priority.
  • Partner with and provide guidance/support to stakeholders for meeting remediation plans and target dates.


  • Prefer degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in information security testing and vulnerability remediation management roles
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills to address various levels of the organization (i.e. executives, system engineers, etc.)
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives
  • Experience and skills to perform application and network penetration testing and ethical hacking utilizing both automated tools, as well as manual exploitation techniques.
  • Working knowledge of vulnerability classification methodologies and CVE definitions to prioritize remediation.
  • Ability to approach problems with an innovative, can-do attitude.