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IBM Ethical Hacker in Ottawa, Ontario


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Your Role and Responsibilities

Location for this role: Fredericton, Ottawa or Markham (preferred location is Ottawa)

Do you like to break things? How about solving complex technical challenges? If this sounds like you, and you have a strong web security background this might be the opportunity you've been looking for.

We are looking for an experienced Ethical Hacker to join the IBM Security BISO Ethical Hacking Team.

The successful candidate will have proven knowledge, experience & passion for application security along with tenacious problem solving skills. You should also exhibit a solid understanding of networking and common protocols.

This position will involve:

  • Penetration Testing on IBM products and offerings

  • Threat Modeling

  • Design and implementation of custom scripts and tooling used to find and exploit security vulnerabilities

  • Coordinating with development teams to provide mitigation recommendations, education, and ensuring vulnerabilities are effectively fixed

  • Participating in security research and projects

  • Creation and delivery of security training

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • English Fluent (verbal and written)

  • 3+ years Pen-testing or comparable Experience

  • 3+ years Experience with most of the following platformss and tools or similar: Linux (generally), Kali Linux, Parrot OS, BlackArch, Burp, Owasp Zap, Nmap, Wireshark/tcpdump, Metasploit, AppScan

  • 5+ years Experience with various programming & scripting languages (at least 3 of the following): Bash/POSIX Shell, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Objective C/Swift, Nodejs, PHP, Ruby, etc

  • Ability to demonstrate & experience exploiting common application vulnerability types (OWASP Top 10/SANS25): XSS, SQLi, RCE, Path Traversal, CSRF, XXE, etc.

  • Proficiency in all modern Operating Systems (including mobile platforms iOS & Android)

  • Knowledgeable of common cryptographic algorithms & weaknesses.

  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Knowledgeable in common cloud architectures and services.

  • This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations. To be eligible for employment in this role, you must be either a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian Permanent Resident.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years penetration testing experience

  • OSCP/OSWE, SANS/GPEN, CEH, & other certifications

  • Experience in an IT/Security role

  • Understanding of software engineering or other experience in a development role

  • Knowledge of IBM Security products

  • Interest in Social Engineering

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations. To be eligible for employment in this role, you must be either a Canadian Citizen, Canadian Permanent Resident.

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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Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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