Sr. Consultant - Application Security Penetration Testing

Job Locations UK-Manchester
Regular Full-Time

About Coalfire

Leading cloud infrastructure providers, SaaS providers, and enterprises turn to Coalfire for help solving their toughest cybersecurity problems. Through the combination of extensive cloud expertise, technology, and innovative and holistic approaches, Coalfire empowers clients to achieve their business objectives, use security and compliance to their advantage, and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for 20 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe. 

We are expanding and seeking Senior Consultant experience level candidates for our Manchester office location - work will be conducted remotely for the time being.

What you'll do

The Sr. Consultant works closely with Project Managers, Delivery Directors, and other Delivery team members to lead engagements, assessing the security and compliance of various types of client applications and supporting infrastructure against regulatory and industry requirements and standards, as well as security best practice frameworks.  The Sr. Consultant is a technical leader with broad and deep technical skills, meeting the objectives of their engagements, collaborating with clients, mentoring teammates, and providing subject matter expertise across one or more technical domains. The Sr. Consultant is a trusted advisor to clients, and through objective testing and results reporting, supports the client in making well-informed, risk-based decisions to improve overall security posture.  


Senior Consultants continue to deepen their skills and broaden their impact both internal to Coalfire, as well as the Security Community as a whole.


You will regularly:

  • Conduct network and web application penetration testing, code reviews, social engineering, red team engagements, and physical security assessments
  • Conduct security assessments on a wide variety of technologies and implementations
  • Simulate sophisticated cyberattacks for clients worldwide

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor's degree (four-year college or university) or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5+ years experience in information security with web application and network penetration testing experience
  • Required CREST Certifications
    • CREST REgistered Penetration Tester (CRT)
    • CREST CErtified Web Application Tester (CCT-APP)
  • Hands-on experience with two or more scripting languages such as Python, Powershell, Shell, or Ruby
  • Experience with one or more IT security compliance frameworks, such as PCI, FISMA, HIPAA, FEDRAMP, or HITRUST
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in an IT Security Audit and/or Compliance role
  • Experience or knowledge of IT security risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Experience interacting with management in a consultative manner
  • Strong IT understanding with respect to networks, servers, workstations, and applications
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (when appropriate)

Bonus Points

  • Deep experience engaging clientele in consulting-related environments
  • Experience leading or participating in Red Team engagements
  • Reverse engineering malware, data obfuscators, or ciphers
  • An aptitude for technical writing, including assessment reports, presentations, and operating procedures
  • Strong understanding of security principles, policies, and industry best practices 

Why you'll want to join us

Our people make Coalfire great. We work together on interesting things and achieve exceptional results. We act as trusted advisors to our customers and are committed to client-focused innovation as well as innovation in the industries that we serve. Coalfire offers our people the chance to grow professionally with colleagues they like and respect while tackling challenges that stretch their minds and expand their skill sets. We’re connected by our desire to innovate and our goal of helping to make the world a more secure place. 


Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:


• Private Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Group Life Insurance
• Group Income Protection / Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Group Personal Pension / Retirement Savings Scheme
• Personal Accident / Travel Insurance


Coalfire is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to respecting one another, embracing individual differences, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. #LI-GB1





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