Mid-Level Penetration Tester – Cybersecurity

Last Updated: November 1, 2023By

Job title: Mid-Level Penetration Tester – Cybersecurity

Company: Axient

Job description: Overview

Axient is seeking an Penetration Tester – Cybersecurity to support our customer in Hill AFB, UT.


This position is to provide advisory and assistance services to the Air Force. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical support to the Sentinel Combined Test Force (CTF) Lead Developmental Test & Evaluation Organization (LDTO) in development test and evaluation (DT&E) activities for AF Nuclear Weapons Center missile systems.
  • Support Sentinel and or Minuteman III developmental test efforts to assess performance against stated program requirements.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary government and contractor team to plan, test, analyze, and report through multiple program acquisition phases.
  • Serve as a Cybersecurity Penetration Tester accomplishing the following:
  • Support test planning to include development of test objectives, test and data requirements, identify potential attack surface/vectors, test configurations, test and analysis plans, and supporting schedules.
  • Conduct vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and provide assessment reports as directed.
  • Researches new threats, vulnerabilities, security technologies, and countermeasures and provides mitigation and remediation recommendations.
  • Provide cyber security technical expertise and analysis to identify potential risk areas.
  • Develop applications to automate testing in Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems, including bash and Powershell.
  • Review source code for security flaws.
  • Develop reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences.
  • Apply technical knowledge in specific areas to integrate test and modeling products and support weapon system evaluation related to areas of expertise.
  • Lead and mentor junior team members as assigned.
  • Maintain cognizance of all assigned CTF/Test Team engineering activities.


  • Must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance or have an active and transferrable clearance with active investigation.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Network or Computer Engineering degree and at least 7 years of experience required, some of which includes penetration testing.
  • Other related degrees will be considered, and 10 years of additional experience can be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • CISSP certification is highly desired but not required.
  • Can finish CISSP while working with Axient.
  • Familiarization with Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems is required.
  • Strong working knowledge of networking and network protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, ARP, DNS, and DHCP is required.
  • Experience with a suite of vulnerability assessments tools such as Wireshark, Nmap, Burp Suite, Netcat, Nessues, ACAS, etc is required.
  • Familiarization of exploits and vulnerabilities which goes beyond automated approaches is desired.
  • Personal and organizational interactions exhibit and foster cooperation and teamwork, enhance customer relations, and actively promote rapport with customers.
  • Verbal and written communications are clear, concise, and at appropriate level.
  • Utilize resources effectively to accomplish mission, including ability to work effectively alone, unsupervised, or within a group.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while being able to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Focused adherence to safety and security requirements.
  • Familiarity with test & evaluation planning and processes consistent with DoD acquisition directives and policies is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with ICBM weapon systems and related subsystems/equipment, their projected use in the military, and methods of testing is highly desired.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%.

Must meet applicable COVID safety requirements and protocols



Expected salary:

Location: Utah

Job date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 05:13:08 GMT

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