Waterstons • Greater London, United Kingdom

Penetration Tester

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – with Office Locations

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

A bit about us

Our main focus at Waterstons is to help our customers build a better business by blending technology and strategy. We have offices in the UK and Australia. Our team also work across the globe to provide unique business solutions that directly adds value to our clients’ ’ businesses.

Our clients tell us our people are ourt greatest strength, and who are we to disagree? We believe in our colleagues, and we make it a priority to reward their hard work. Unlimited holidays, flexible working and private medical healthcare. These are only some of the amazing things we offer.

Did we also mention that we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time?

About the role

A technical security expert with the ability to conduct penetration tests and the appetite to deliver a wide spectrum of interesting security related work seeking a new challenge to join our growing Cyber team to help shape the company’s security and compliance services nationwide for a leading IT and business consultancy, supporting national and international clients.

Day to day responsibilities

  • Leading and delivering penetration testing engagements with clients
  • Being able to effectively translate technical language to non-technical language
  • Being able to write high quality reports and deliver output presentations
  • Being available to travel to client sites at least 2 days per month
  • Improving areas of work, such as methodologies, tools and processes used by the team
  • Helping upskill junior members and the wider cyber team
  • Listening and liaising with clients to understand their requirements to contribute to scoping of new business
  • Ability to continue professional development (supported by the business)
  • Ability to manage multiple client engagements concurrently

Some of the skills we are looking for

  • A minimum of 2 years+ in a similar role delivering penetration testing services
  • Knowledge of the security methodologies and frameworks such as OWASP, MITRE Attack, Cyber Essentials plus, CHECK etc
  • Understanding of networking and security architectures
  • Linux and Windows command line tools and techniques
  • Vulnerability management using tools such as Nessus, tenable.io, Qualys, nmap
  • Exposure to scripting languages such as Python
  • Extensive kali linux tooling experience such as Metasploit, nmap, bloodhound, eyewitness burp, NIKTO etc.
  • Qualifications such as: Crest CRT, CHECK Team Member (CTM) or CSTL, OSCP, CSTL etc.

The Waterstons Perks

As well as offering a competitive salary, we also have an attractive benefits package including:

  • A healthy work life balance with flexible and agile working being the norm
  • Unlimited holiday allowance
  • Room to grow with supported development opportunities and sponsored training
  • Enhanced family policies
  • If you ever need it, company sick pay and life assurance
  • Supported wellbeing with regular initiatives, an employee assistance programme and private medical insurance
  • Company profit share scheme and purchase of shares available
  • Flexible benefits such as a dental scheme, eye care support, season ticket loan and cycle to work

We require a security check to be carried out on all colleagues due to the nature of some of our clientsclients’ industries.

Waterstons is committed to creating and an inclusive, understanding, and flexible place to work. We value diversity, equality and inclusion and encourage everyone to 'bring their whole selves' to work. We believe that a company that works to truly embrace and value diversity, create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, and feel valued and appreciated is a better company to work for. All employment decisions will be made without regard to age, race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Privacy Statement

Waterstons are gathering the data in this application for the purpose of recruitment and to ensure we can contact you regarding this application. For information about what we do with your personal data see our Privacy Notice.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced sick pay
Teambuilding days
In office massages
Commuter loan
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Interest free loans
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Season ticket loan
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Salary Sacrifice - Electric car scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Unlimited Learning Budget
Re-set days - to take care of yourself

We asked employees of Waterstons how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Waterstons

Company employees


Office locations

Durham, Glasgow, London and Sydney

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Industry awards 2023

Professional Services

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies