Penetration Test/Simulated Attack Specialist

Clear Ridge Defense - Baltimore, MD

Security Engineer/Penetration Tester (Junior to Senior)

Clear Ridge Defense is looking for various levels of experienced Penetration Testers. These individuals must be able to work well individually and as part of a small team performing comprehensive security assessments and penetration testing against small and large-scale networks. You will conduct the assessment of threats and vulnerabilities through testing and evaluation activities. These can include web penetration testing, internal and external security assessments, vulnerability discovery and exploitation, post exploitation impact analysis, and physical security. Candidate must be able to conduct hands–on technical testing beyond automated tool validation, including full exploitation and leveraging of access within multiple environments. You will conduct scenario–based security testing, or red teaming to identify gaps in detection and response capabilities of client networks. You will apply knowledge to develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations as needed and communicate findings to stakeholders. The candidate will also apply security testing and penetration testing techniques and a creative mindset to a wide range of projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Top Secret security clearance with polygraph.
  • 3+ years of experience with programming in one or more of the following: Python, Ruby, Bash, C, or C++, including scripting and editing existing code
  • 3+ years of experience in two or more of the following: network vulnerability assessments, Web application security testing, network penetration testing, or red teaming
  • 2+ years of experience with penetration testing tools, including Kali Linux, Burp, Nmap, Wireshark, Nessus, Metasploit, Core Impact, and Cobalt Strike, WebInspect, AppDetective, Hailstorm, Aircrack–ng, and Kismet
  • Experience with using, administering, and troubleshooting Linux and Windows environments
  • Experience with Windows environments and Active Directory concepts
  • Knowledge of applications, database, and Web server design and implementation
  • Knowledge of network protocols, common vulnerabilities, attack vectors and open security testing standards, including OWASP Top 10
  • Ability to clearly convey results in formal technical reports and deliver briefings to senior client staff

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years Experience with programming at least one of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, C or C++, C#, PHP, iOS, SQL, or Java, including scripting and editing existing code
  • BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, or other technical field
  • Experience with assembly languages, including x86 or reverse engineering
  • Experience with wireless LAN security, including 802.11 standards
  • OSCP, OSCE, or OSWE or SANS Certification


Additional Information

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2020 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun!

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering
  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning
  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Unique Flex PTO
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc.
  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement
  • Free financial advising from qualified experts
  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment
  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses
  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events


We're seeking to create a diverse work culture that closely matches the diversity of our client base, in alignment with CRD's Diversity Program. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. CRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted On: Friday, March 12, 2021

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