Fully flexible hours
Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform, coupled with an exclusive community of testers, delivers the real-time insights you need to remediate risk quickly and innovate securely.
Cobalt was founded on the belief that penetration testing can be easier and more accessible. Penetration testing is the process of conducting an authorized, simulated cyberattack on a computer system, also known as ethical hacking.
Cobalt pioneered the Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) space by pairing a SaaS platform with an exclusive community of highly vetted testers to disrupt the old school way of testing. Today, over 1,000 customers use Cobalt to run pentests that start faster, produce stronger results, and integrate with modern development cycles.
We’re an award-winning (and fully remote) workplace with Scandinavian roots, an American base, and a global outlook. Together, we’re committed to helping agile teams remediate risk quickly and innovate securely.
Flexible working approach
Cobalt is a 100% remote-first, flexible workplace. We fully equip all Cobalters with the tools they need to do their job from home (or wherever), including a monthly stipend for WiFi and remote lunches. We have also partnered with UpFlex to provide our US and UK Cobalters with the option to work from a co-working space near them, and an optional membership at Mindspace Berlin for all Cobalters located in Germany. Even better – we're a dog friendly company!
Our working hours are flexible, and our working style is asynchronous. With Cobalters distributed across the US, Germany, and the UK (and soon to expand to more locations), we want to ensure a healthy work-life balance is maintained and Cobalters are able to focus on what matters the most to them.
We also offer excellent benefits including an unlimited holiday allowance, an attractive equity plan, and travel bonus payouts at your 2, 3, and 5 year anniversary.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"Part of the reason why I joined Cobalt was the flexibility – being able to work from home, take care of my dog, run errands, and also unplug after hours was important to me, and everyone at Cobalt gets it."
Anonymous Cobalt Employee
Approach to diversity & inclusion
With over 45 nationalities already at Cobalt (and counting), we respect and celebrate diversity. We’re proudly committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or place of origin. To create an inclusive environment at Cobalt, we host bi-weekly inclusion, diversity, equity, and awareness (IDEA) discussions to learn, share and support each other. We are grateful for each Cobalter's contribution to our mission — let's make security dance!
What do we think of Cobalt?
We're super excited to have Cobalt on board, a large innovative business with flexibility at its core, making penetration testing more accessible backed by their SaaS platform.
Employees informed us that they love the unlimited annual leave policy and are encouraged to utilise it. Flexibility is formed by the leadership team and it's clear that they are setting the standard with such great scores for a large business.
If you're looking to grow your career within penetration testing, then we recommend Cobalt!
What they offer their employees
Enhanced maternity leave - 16 weeks paid
Enhanced paternity leave - 16 weeks paid
Adoption leave - 16 weeks paid
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance