Penetration Tester/Red Team Ops in Lorton, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  818556

Title: Penetration Tester

Location: Lorton, Va

Clearance: Secret


Apex Systems is actively seeking Junior and Senior Penetration Testers/Red Team Operators to perform authorized actions to penetrate networks using manual and automated tools and techniques to emulate an aggressor.  Work as part of a team to penetrate supported networks and access systems or resources based on rules of engagement.  Upon completion of activities, the team works to identify safeguards that would detect and prevent similar intrusions in the future. Work on diverse teams to analyze and conduct advanced methodologies to discover and exploit vulnerabilities of systems and applications in both lab and production environments. These roles are full-time, located in Lorton, VA with active travel (30%). Available now.


What you will be doing:


-Support remote and onsite operations by employing simulated adversarial threat-based approaches to expose and exploit vulnerabilities as a means to identify weaknesses and to improve the security posture and operational procedures

-Perform Penetration Testing and Red Team techniques to discover and exploit vulnerabilities in support our client's security requirements to test and validate the effectiveness of customers’ IT security posture 

-Use various testing, social engineering, and penetration testing approaches for vulnerability identification, enumeration, and purposeful exploitation to determine the value and effectiveness of a network, system, or application's security configuration

-Participate in and/or present project kick-off and close-out presentations and findings

-Participate in mission meetings  and generate a mission Rules of Engagement Plan

-Conduct mission review meetings and maintain activity log

-Develop Red Team Reports (RTRs) that summarize missions, findings, and results



Minimum Requirements



-For the Associate Level: BS and at least 3 years of experience, or MS and at least 1 year of experience or Ph.D.

-For the Senior Level: BS and at least 10 years of experience, or MS and at least 10 years of experience, or Ph.D. and at least 7 years of experience



Required Technical Experience/Qualifications/Skills:

DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or enrolled to obtain certification within 90 days (Current GSEC, Security+ with evidence of continuing education, SSCP, or CCNA-Security)

CND-AU (Current CISA, GSNA or CEH certification)

Proven experience performing duties similar to those described above

Knowledge of interrelation of different safeguards and how they impact the overall protection of an environment

Ability to support technical analysis and documenting and presenting reports 

Must be able to support travel requirements (upwards to 50%)


Strongly Desired Skills:

-Prior DoD Red Team experience

-Offensive Security Professional Certification (OSCP)

-In-depth knowledge of at least one or more of the following: server operating systems, workstation operating systems, or switching and routing equipment



This position requires an Active Secret and Suitability and the eligibility to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.










EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.