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Penetration Tester

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0874

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​The Role

Rutherford has an exciting opportunity for a penetration tester to join a rapidly-growing start-up cyber security consultancy. The chosen candidate will be working with a team of experts who provide services to senior members within the financial services industry.

Ideally, the candidate should be an ambitious recent graduate with a minimum of 1-2 years' experience in penetration testing delivery and should show a willingness to learn in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Confidently install and run virtualisation software's

  • Good understanding of penetration tools

  • Knowledge of coding languages, for example, C++

  • Effective oral/written communication

  • Good awareness of mobile and technologies vulnerabilities

  • Understanding of Kali Linux

  • Ability to adapt and adjust rapidly changing priorities whilst maintaining efficiency

  • Good organisational skills, self-motivated

  • Analytical judgment and decision-making skills


  • Penetration testing experience in financial services industry

  • Red team expertise

  • STEM degree preferable

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Cyber Security professionals from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim WFH basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.