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Jobs in Luxembourg

Jobs in Luxembourg


What Is a Penetration Tester?

A penetration tester, also known as pentester or ethical hacker, has the authority to stimulate a cyber attack on a computer system in order to test the security of the device or systems in place. Pentesters will mimic the actions of cyber attackers who aim to hack into security systems thus uncovering any vulnerabilities in place.

As cyber attacks are becoming a frequent occurrence, penetration testers are being sought out, with this job being in high demand in the cyber security field. It is a challenging but rewarding career, and in order to succeed a broad range of technological knowledge and skills is expected from anyone considering a career in this field.

Main Duties of a Penetration Tester

Penetration testers, or ethical hackers, have a wide range of duties at work. The most common ones cover:

  • Reconnaissance - gathering data and intel of systems

  • Searching and scanning open ports

  • Exploiting systems using advanced tools

  • Preparing reports

  • Running virtualisation softwares

Main Required Skills for a Penetration Tester

  • Analytical

  • Adaptable

  • Good decision-making skills

  • Great oral and written communication skills

  • Quick thinking

Even though it is a small country, Luxembourg packs a big punch. One of the world’s highest GDP per capita, according to the IMF, it is the second richest country in the world according to buying power per capita. This can be mostly attributed to its thriving financial services industry.

Luxembourg is a mixing pot of culture, it has a trilingual school system featuring German, French and Luxembourgish. A centre of diplomacy, it’s a founding member of NATO, the EU, the UN, the OECD and Benelux. One of the 4 capitals of the EU, it hosts the Court of Justice of the European Union and is home to Schengen village, where the famous Schengen Agreement was signed.

Getting around

Luxembourg offers three main forms of public transport: trams, trains and buses. Not only is it quite easy to get around the city with public transport: since March 1st 2020, all modes of transport are free throughout the country. Even better news: this applies to everyone, from residents, cross-border commuters and even tourists.

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