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Penetration Tester - Des Moines


Des MoinesIowa

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Andrew Behr

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JN -102018-12680

Job Description

AVID Technical Resources is partnering with our client to find a Penetration Tester for a full-time opportunity in Des Moines, IA.

The candidate will provide comprehensive IT security consultation services. These consulting services will be to identify and document risk areas, develop and implement sound controls, and ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory rules and guidelines.  As a Penetration Tester, you’ll have the opportunity to work with external customers to seek out and exploit security vulnerabilities in web-based applications, networks and systems. You will also assess and develop tools and processes for use on engagements as well as draft deliverable reports that address findings and robust corrective actions.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Perform internal and external penetration testing and vulnerability analysis, including web-applications, networks, systems and infrastructure testing.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute engagements from scheduling to report delivery. 
  • Conduct social engineering testing for financial institutions through all applicable mediums.
  • Create written reports detailing engagement results that are clear, concise, and provide a professional work product at the close of the consulting relationship.
  • Enhance existing penetration testing tools and processes as well as suggest new.


  • 5+ years of Penetration Testing experience  
  • Associate’s degree in the computing field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • IT security certifications are preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of banking or EFT transaction processing preferred.
  • Ability to work in a full-time role without sponsorship

About AVID Technical Resources:

AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a contract and permanent IT recruiting company. Headquartered in Boston, AVID specializes in placing information technology professionals with either an Infrastructure Support or Applications Development background.

Since our inception in 2003, AVID has grown to be among the leading IT recruiting firms in the area. This explosive growth has led to a number of awards and recognition. Inc. Magazine recently listed AVID on their exclusive Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the US. AVID was named one of the Leading IT Staffing Agencies in the Northeast by Forbes Magazine and the Boston Business Journal ranked AVID Technical Resources the 7th Fastest Growing Privately-held Company in Massachusetts.

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