engineering federal sr. penetration tester

Federal Sr. Penetration Tester


As the Federal Pen Test Senior Consultant with A-LIGN, you will be part of a dedicated team whose sole purpose is to test and improve the security of our clients’ systems and data, across a wide range of industries. In this role, you will utilize a broad range of tools and will constantly evolve to discover new vulnerabilities and security weaknesses.

Your responsibilities will include planning and executing penetration testing under the direction of a member of the management team.

This position is open nationwide - candidates living anywhere in the United States can apply.


  • Execute internal, external, wireless, and web application pen tests
  • Execute social engineering tests, including phishing, vishing, and physical
  • Execute Vulnerability scans and assessments
  • Compile and write client reports
  • Navigate the Kali system from the command line only
  • Create, modify, move, and write files and documents from the command line only
  • Create and write Bash scripts from the command line
  • Reimage devices and virtual machines with Kali Linux
  • Execute Web App, Database, and Infrastructure Scanning



Master's or bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, management information systems, computer science, or relevant discipline


  • At least 2 years of experience performing network and application pen tests
  • Proven experience with DoD Special Publications and Instructions
  • Proven knowledge of FISMA/FedRAMP methodologies
  • Experience with NIST 800-53 framework
  • Familiar with Burp Suite Scanner
  • Strong understanding of AWS/Azure Cloud Architecture


Current C|EH, OSCP, or other related certification


  • Familiarity with a text editor, Nano, Vi, etc
  • Knowledge of nMap tool and flag options
  • Solid knowledge of networking, creating SSH tunnels, and listening for them on a receiving device
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and well spoken
  • Ability to work individually as well as collaboratively
  • A high degree of motivation


  • Health, Vision, Dental
  • 401k Employer Matching
  • Merit Bonus
  • Vacation Bonus
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • TSA Precheck Reimbursement
  • Flu Shot Reimbursement
  • Flexible Paid Time Off

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