Security Engineer, Penetration Testing

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 27, 2022 (29 d ago)

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security (6) security>engin (6)

Blackbaud is looking for a Principal Security Engineer to join their Penetration Testing team. The Cyber Security Penetration Testing team ensures that all applications and networks are thoroughly test ed to identify weakness before malicious actors have the chance to exploit them . You will partner with stakeholders across the organization to understand the expected behavior and expose any vulnerabilities found during testing .

Blackbaud is committed to ensuring security issues are identified and remediated in collaboration with our engineering partners across the business. If that description fits your approach to security, we’d love to chat with you about what you can do to help our mission!

What you’ll be doing :

  • Perform tests on applications, networks, and cloud infrastructures

  • Research and experiment different types of attacks

  • Develop methodologies for penetration testing

  • Review code for security vulnerabilities

  • D ocument detailed steps of your approach and execution along with all evidence of findings

  • Automate common testing techniques to improve efficiency

  • Determine solutions which can be implemented within the Blackbaud environment and technologies

  • W rite technical reports which also include executive level summaries

  • Communicate findings to both technical staff and leadership

  • Validate security improvements with additional testing

  • Stay current with emerging threat trends

  • Research, learn, improve skills to emulate attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Mentor and share knowledge with other security practitioners and technology stakeholders

What we'll want you to have:

  • Real world experience in planning, c onducting , and managing penetration tests

  • Experience in the n etwork and application security disciplines

  • Deep knowledge of OWASP and experience with Application Security practices

  • Advanced network skills

  • Familiarity with s ystem and network exploitation, attack pathologies and intrusion techniques (such as denial of service, sync attacks, malicious code, password cracking, etc ).

  • Ability to develop exploits for diverse targets and

  • Mastery of p rogramming languages

  • Proficiency with Linux, Windows, and MacOS

  • Expert t echnical writing and documentation skills

  • Proficiency in Cloud security and exploiting common cloud specific security weaknesses

  • College degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or equivalent professional experience

  • Industry specific technical c ertification: C EH, CompTIA PenTest +, GPEN, GWAPT, OSCP, CPT, etc


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