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Jacobs Sr. Penetration Testing Analyst in Reston, Virginia

Sr. Penetration Testing Analyst


Jacobs is seeking a Sr. Penetration Testing Analyst at our Reston, VA location. Duties will include:

  • Serve as the technical lead on penetration testing efforts

  • Develops custom scripts or tools used for vulnerability scanning and identification as part of penetration testing

  • Write custom exploit code, Metasploit modules, and attack tools;

  • Perform source code review in C/C , C#, VB.NET, ASP, PHP, or Java to identify security vulnerabilities

  • Recommend remediation actions to mitigate valid findings

  • Perform red teaming tests in the performance of penetration testing

  • Perform mobile application penetration testing


  • Ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust

  • At least 7 years of hand-on experience in performing external and internal penetration tests using industry standard tools such as Metasploit, CoreImpact, Nmap, Burp Suite, etc.

  • Thorough understanding of Windows and Linux based Operating Systems, networking (TCP/IP, Ports, Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP), Switch/Router configuration, and Security; Proficiency with at least two scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, JavaScript, PowerShell)

  • An understanding of cloud computing models, technologies and concepts

  • Understanding of FISMA, PCI, and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program [FedRAMP] programs and penetration testing requirements associated with them; Advanced written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and interpersonal characteristics, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Knowledge of software development and Agile practices

  • Preferred Certifications in one or more the following:


Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Reston-US VA Reston

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: CYB000065