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IBM Application Penetration Testing Consultant - X-Force Red in Atlanta, Georgia

Introduction

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Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you passionate about breaking into applications, networks, systems, databases, devices and other technologies to uncover security vulnerabilities and help fix them? Are you interested in joining a team of like-minded passionate experts, many of whom have decades of experience breaking into anything and everything to help organizations strengthen their security? If so, X-Force Red, IBM Security's team of veteran hackers, is looking for a Global Security Consultant, and you may be the perfect fit.

The Global Security Consultant will be part of the X-Force Red Offensive Security team. In this role your primary duty is to perform penetration tests against clients' application and network assets. Engagements typically range from two to four weeks. Secondary duties include assisting in the sales process with potential or existing clients and acting as a client's primary technical contact for projects delivered by other consultants. X-Force Red consultants provide subject matter expertise in the form of research, tooling, and consulting engagements.

You should have in-depth of knowledge and experience understanding a client's environment, running tests against these environments, and escalating or gaining access to system by leveraging weak controls. You must be able to rapidly learn new technologies and processes with minimal assistance. There is a potential for 25% travel, including international travel. Travel depends on project requirements.

Core Consulting Qualifications:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • The ability to lead large groups and be a primary facilitator.

  • Demonstrated written skills.

  • Drive to do research, publications, blogs, presentations, etc.

  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model.

  • Ability to lead and shape client expectations.

  • Help drive pursuits and engage in complex deals, matching outcomes to expectations.

  • Ability to work easily with diverse and dynamic teams.

  • Ability to work in a matrix management model.

  • Ability to self-start, and work independently on projects.

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position 127,000 to 252,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Penetration testing experience - ability to perform penetration tests against web applications plus at least one of the following: internal networks, wireless networks, mobile applications, thick-client applications, embedded applications, hardware.

  • Consulting experience as well as experience coordinating security testing projects with multiple consultants.

  • System administration, network administration, or programming experience in one or more of the following: Java, .Net, Python, or Ruby.

  • Strong understanding of networks, firewalls, protocols, routing, and security technologies.

  • History of presenting at regional or major security conferences as well as publishing research, blog posts, or other publications.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of experience managing one or more of the following: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).

  • CISSP, OSCP, or other technical certifications.

  • Experience in reverse engineering software or hardware.

  • Hands-on experience in security aspects of compliance standards (ISO 27001, SSAE 16, COBIT, PCI, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.).

  • Experience editing documents for grammar, clarity, and technical accuracy.

About Business UnitIBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

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Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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