Evolver, Inc.

  • Penetration Tester

    Job Location US-DC
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/27/2018 10:21 PM)
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  • Overview

    Evolver is a technology company serving the Federal, Commercial, and Legal markets that addresses client challenges in the present and transitions clients into the future by introducing efficient and effective IT solutions. Established in 2000, Evolver has successfully grown to be a trusted technology leader. Evolver’s efforts and growth have been recognized by leading publications and organizations, including Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years, and most recently “Future 50” from SmartCEO. With a dedicated focus on client satisfaction, Evolver has proven its value time and time again, from managing day-to-day operations to skillfully navigating the implementation and support of new technologies. Evolver’s core competencies are infrastructure, application development, cybersecurity, cloud, end-user support, data analytics and legal services.

    We believe our employees are key to our success and continued growth. We attract and retain our diverse workforce by promoting a work-life balance with generous and flexible time off, competitive compensation and benefits, and a commitment to professional development. When you join Evolver, you join a community of talented and dedicated individuals whose abilities, skills, and actions contribute to the success of the company.

    For more information about Evolver, visit https://evolverinc.com.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Job Information:

    Simulated attacks on networks, firewalls, operating systems and web applications are at the heart of the job. Being able to identify those weaknesses and report on the findings is the next step. Dealing with a range of internal and external clients, it is important that anyone in this role is as comfortable with the technical aspects as the communication of it. A penetration tester can also be known as a white-hat hacker or an ethical hacker.  


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Plan the penetration test
    • Select, design and create appropriate tools for testing
    • Perform the penetration test on computer systems, networks, web-based and mobile applications
    • Document your methodologies
    • Gather the data intelligence not only from the output of the automated penetration tools but also from information gathered from earlier stages to identify vulnerabilities that the tools may not see
    • Review your findings and feedback to clients
    • Analyze the outcomes and make recommendations for security improvements
    • Carry out application, network, systems and infrastructure penetration tests
    • Review physical security and perform social engineering tests where appropriate
    • Evaluate and select from a range of penetration testing tools
    • Keep up to date with latest testing and ethical hacking methods
    • Deploy the testing methodology and collect data
    • Report on findings to a range of stakeholders
    • Make suggestions for security improvements

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements


    • Good understanding of network protocols
    • Solid technical skills in both information security architecture and penetration testing
    • Ability to assess testing tools and deploy the right ones
    • Project planning skills
    • A solid understanding of ethical hacking
    • Scripting and programming experience is beneficial
    • Ability to explain findings to non-technical professionals
    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
    • Customer facing skills and a proven track-record of building client relationships
    • Able to work independently but also as part of a team
    • Flexibility to change direction and manage conflicting demands
    • Outstanding organizational and data analytics skills
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

    Technical Requirements (required and desired)

    • Penetration testing experience of systems, web-based applications and networks.
    • Solid knowledge and experience of using a variety of penetration testing or threat modelling tools including open source and commercial mapping
    • Experience of threat reporting and assessing vulnerabilities
    • Some consulting experience is advantageous with a proven ability to understand and meet client needs, build relationships and develop a positive dialogue
    • Adept at explaining technical jargon to non-technical parties
    • Scripting skills and reverse engineering experience is desirable
    • Past experience of using problem solving techniques and developing solutions to meet vulnerability threats

    Training and Certifications (required and desired)


    • A degree in computer security, computer science or equivalent


    • Certified Register of Ethical Security Testers (CREST)
    • Cyber-security certifications (CHECK, CTM, CTL, CREST, TIGER, OSCP)
    • Recognized security testing certifications (GIAC, CEH)

    EOE Statement

    At Evolver, we foster teamwork, growth, individuality and entrepreneurialism. We value employee opinions and encourage them to make a difference by getting involved and being thought-leaders. As a part of the Evolver team, we actively promote a working and learning environment that supports a highly qualified workforce and a quality of work life that is based on trust and respect for all employees resulting in a healthy and trusting organizational culture.

    As a condition of employment with Evolver, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

    Evolver, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Evolver offers a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to): medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life, AD&D and short term and long term disability insurance.


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