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Security Architect – Ethical Hacker


Introduction Do you like to break things? How about solving complex technical challenges? If this sounds like you, and you have a strong web security background this might be the opportunity you'


Do you like to break things? How about solving complex technical challenges? If this sounds like you, and you have a strong web security background this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

We are looking for an experienced pen-tester to join the IBM Security Ethical Hacking Team.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have proven knowledge, experience & passion for application security along with tenacious problem solving skills. You should also exhibit a solid understanding of networking and common protocols.

This position will involve:

  • Penetration Testing on IBM products and offerings
  • Threat Modeling
  • Design and implementation of custom scripts and tooling used to find and exploit security vulnerabilities
  • Coordinating with development teams to provide mitigation recommendations, education, and ensuring vulnerabilities are effectively fixed
  • Participating in security research and projects
  • Creation and delivery of security training

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years Pen-testing or comparable Experience
  • 3+ years Experience with most of the following platforms and tools or similar: Linux (generally), Kali Linux, Parrot OS, BlackArch, Burp, Owasp Zap, Nmap, Wireshark/tcpdump, Metasploit, AppScan
  • 5+ years Experience with various programming & scripting languages (at least 3 of the following): Bash/POSIX Shell, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Objective C/Swift, Nodejs, PHP, Ruby, etc
  • Ability to demonstrate & experience exploiting common application vulnerability types (OWASP Top 10/SANS25): XSS, SQLi, RCE, Path Traversal, CSRF, XXE, etc.
  • Proficiency in all modern Operating Systems (including mobile platforms iOS & Android)
  • Knowledgeable of common cryptographic algorithms & weaknesses.
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledgeable in common cloud architectures and services

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years penetration testing experience
  • OSCP/OSWE, SANS/GPEN, CEH, & other certifications
  • Experience in an IT/Security role
  • Understanding of software engineering or other experience in a development role
  • Knowledge of IBM Security products
  • Interest in Social Engineering

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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