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Penetration Tester

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Michael Aspinall

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 1437

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​The Role

Rutherford is currently looking for a Penetration Tester for a Financial Services firm. The business has huge growth plans and currently works with some of the biggest names on the planet.

The Security testing team is part of the wider Global Cyber Security team operating across various companies globally. They unite to find any potential threat, risk assess and recommend quality mitigations to vulnerabilities identified in Penetration Testing engagements.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Be involved in the penetration testing service, ranging from the initial introduction to the final debrief

  • You will be supporting the business to meet its Strategic, Operational and Compliance objectives through company security policy & standards

  • Spend time researching new and interesting vulnerabilities - helping to provide blogs and relevant collateral

Your Profile

  • Significant experience in penetration testing, including network, web application and internal penetration testing

  • Understanding of one or more programming language

  • Familiarisation with different testing standards and methodologies (OWASP, OSSTM, PTES, Mitre ATT&CK, etc.)

  • Good knowledge of network protocols and services (e.g. OSI model, IP networking, TCP/IP familiarity, HTTP, SMTP, etc.)

  • CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA), CREST Register Tester (CRT-PEN), or TigerScheme Qualified Security Team Member (OSTM)

  • Other industry relevant qualifications such as CEH, CSTM, CSTP, OSCP, OSCE will be considered

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Michael Aspinall.
Phone: 020 3778 1437

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, insurers, 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.