Junior Penetration Tester (UK)

Full-time, UK

We are looking for people with a demonstrable passion for ethical hacking who want to cement their technical excellence with a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security. We pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to penetration testing in order to ensure that our clients get the most value from it, providing tangible improvements to their security. We empower our consultants to utilise all of their technical ability on engagements, be creative and really get in to the mind-set of an attacker in order to find vulnerabilities that others simply can't. Our Junior Consultants are provided with a full training programme in hands-on penetration testing and challenged to develop and use their skills in order to help assess the security of real customer systems, finding exploitable weaknesses before the attackers do.

We take on Junior Consultants and recent graduates for our Assurance team, in September each year. Our next intake is in September 2020. We welcome applications from graduates, career changers and veterans.

Interview Process

Following a successful telephone interview, there will be a two stage face-to-face interview process for Junior Consultants. The first stage is a technical assessment which will consist of a 60 minute practical test, followed by a 30 minute written assessment.

The second stage will be a competency based interview, giving us a chance to get to know you and for you to learn more about Context.

The Programme

As a Junior Consultant, you will be given training and mentoring to learn new skills in the first few weeks after which you will be given the opportunity to start working on live projects, under the supervision of our more experienced consultants. The current training program structure is detailed below (please note, this is subject to change):

Week 1 - Induction and Consultancy Skills
Week 2 - Web Application Training
Week 3 - Scripting and Windows Security
Week 4 - Infrastructure Training
Week 5 - Infrastructure Training and Build Reviews
Week 6 - Recap of the course & examination

Person Specification

Quickly learn the technical skills of penetration testing
Translate the technical findings from an assessment into relevant, actionable information for customers
Work with the rest of the technical team, learning from experienced security experts and contributing your own knowledge
Help improve the tools, techniques and processes used by Context Consultants every day
Deliver technical and complex assignments to realistic, but challenging deadlines
The Company

Our clients look to us to provide solutions to their most complex information security challenges, in order to protect their most critical resources. Our clients trust us with this great responsibility because of the quality of our people; leaders in their field, inquisitive and capable of rising to the most complex of challenges.
Alongside our employees drive and determination to be the best at what they do is Context’s company ethos. We are passionate about developing our staff, through provision of continuous training and development opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible and social working environment.

Location and Travel

The role is based at one of our offices (London, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Basingstoke, Cambridge) but will require travel to client sites when needed.

Salary and Package

A competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.

Additionally, Context hosts a comprehensive bonus scheme and benefits including but not limited to:

25 days annual leave, with the option to buy up to 5 extra days;
Company pension scheme, contributory of up to 8%;
Company share plan;
Numerous voluntary benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme & Season Ticket Loan;
Free eye tests and sabbatical options.

Employees also benefit from an individually tailored learning and development plan which can include financial support with tuition/exam fees and access to various conference opportunities.

Company ethos is paramount and so, in addition to these bonuses and benefits, Context offers a flexible working environment, regular social activities and various day to day extras such as free refreshments.

Employees shall comply with applicable data protection legislation in the course of their employment including the General Data Protection Regulation.  In particular, they shall inform the data protection officer of any processing activities which uncover personal data. 


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