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Vulnerability and Penetration Engineer

This role is on a permanent contract basis.
Applications close on 31 December 2021

We’re looking to expand our team with a vibrant technical individual who can maintain and implement intelligent security solutions as well as deliver industry-leading penetration testing services for our clients. This person will be part of our next generation SOC and help our cyber insurance business achieve sustainable growth and strengthen our position in the market as an IT Governance & Architectural Services Consultancy. Preference will be given to candidates from all designated groups including people with disabilities.

Life of a Vulnerability and Penetration Engineer at AVeS Cyber Security:

You will work closely with our practice architects and other security consultants to deliver A-quality security services to high-end clients.

Overview

Department: Security

AA/EE: Not Applicable

Application closing date: 31 December 2021

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Contract type: Permanent

Starting date: 1 February 2022

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with Security solutions support (installations/upgrades & configurations).
  • Assist the security sales/renewals with technical advice.
  • Project management of technical solutions (Follow strict governance frameworks and policies).
  • Vulnerability Management and Remediation pro-actively for customers.
  • Penetration testing services such as White/Grey and Black box testing.
  • Penetration testing will include tests on networks, applications, web applications, social and physical security.
  • Assist customers in conducting security audits and analysing security policies as well as writing security reports based on assessments.
  • Manage service level agreement clients (Daily, weekly, monthly support & health checks).
  • Ensure cases are resolved within our call logging matrix.
  • Support services for our own internal security solutions.
  • SOC analysis of critical logs and remediation support.
  • Incident Response Management and Coordination.
  • Regular telephonic support and onboarding of new and existing customers.

Qualifications

Mandatory

  • BSc Information technology, Computer Science, or related field.
  • CEH or CISSP or other job-related qualifications.

Advantageous

  • CompTIA N+, S+ & A+ qualification.
  • Security Vendor Certifications an advantage.

Experience

Mandatory

  • No previous work experience is required.

Advantageous

  • Knowledge of and working experience in a penetration testing team.

Skills & Competencies

Mandatory

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English, other languages are advantageous).
  • Excellent work ethic: energetic, get-things-done attitude and take responsibility to deliver positive results beyond expectations.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, ability to call and explain cyber security solutions to customers.
  • Solid proficiency in computer literacy and Microsoft Office stack.
  • Customer-centric sales skills and ability to build productive, growth-focused business relationships.
  • Ability to travel to work and to clients (we are situated near Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg). Reliable Transport.
  • Well-developed and effective communication and presentation skills are a must for this position.
  • Ability and competence to write technical material for training, white papers using applications such as PowerPoint, Word and Visio.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle confrontation when necessary.
  • Team player, able to work in a team and get along well with senior management.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally if needed.
  • Ability to recommend solutions to these threats identified.

Advantageous

  • Governance Framework Knowledge (COBIT 2019, ISO 27001, ITIL etc).
  • Networking skills include mail security, network security and firewalls.

The kind of people we hire in the A-Team

Live and breathe our values. If you don’t believe in them, we are probably not the right team for you.

Have a keen attention to detail and pride in delivering high-quality work, fast.

Seek growth in their technical abilities, analytical and creative entrepreneurial thinking, as well as communication and business relationship building skills.

Are excited by the opportunities made possible by the world of technology.

Want to make their mark in the technology and business world by building long-term business relationships.

Preference will be given to candidates from all designated groups including people with disabilities.

Live and breathe our values. If you don’t believe in them, we are probably not the right team for you.

Have a keen attention to detail and pride in delivering high-quality work, fast.

Seek growth in their technical abilities, analytical and creative entrepreneurial thinking, as well as communication and business relationship building skills.

Are excited by the opportunities made possible by the world of technology.

Want to make their mark in the technology and business world by building long-term business relationships.

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