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PwC NIS - Penetration Tester- Senior Associate (Remote) in Stamford, Connecticut

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Information Security, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and support our internal security technologies and services across the entire global and local PwC network. You’ll focus on being the forefront of designing, developing, and implementing information technology including hardware, software, and networks that enhances security of internal information and protect our firms intellectual assets.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

2 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Proactively assisting management in the scoping, planning and execution of penetration tests;

  • Performing penetration testing assessments;

  • Executing tasks aligned to the Penetration Testing team with autonomy;

  • Presenting technical findings with a focus on business impact to management;

  • Contributing to the development of a team’s technical acumen;

  • Conducting research into the latest exploitation methods and attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures;

  • Mentoring junior team members;

  • Establishing thought leadership at the Network Information Security (NIS) and firm-wide level in a particular knowledge area;

  • Demonstrating cultural dexterity and modifying behavior to the environment/culture;

  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skill sets;

  • Assisting in collaborating with Information Technology (IT) and NIS to align information security policies and standards, evaluations, and technological tools;

  • Demonstrating appropriate judgment prior to escalating to management;

  • Fostering healthy work relationships by demonstrating appropriate conflict-resolution skills;

  • Demonstrating experience performing penetration testing assessments;

  • Demonstrating experience with common pentesting tools;

  • Demonstrating proficiency with a programing or scripting language (C/C++, C#, Python, Go, PowerShell);

  • Demonstrating knowledge of Active Directory concepts;

  • Demonstrating knowledge of Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services;

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework;

  • Demonstrating high level understanding of the principles of information security engineering, architecture, and application security; and,

  • Demonstrating prior system administration, incident response, Security Operations Center (SOC) or network engineering experience.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more:

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