Penetration Tester

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton is seeking multiple Penetration Testers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The ideal candidate will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. Peraton’s DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber Monitoring & Operations (CMO) Directorate. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats. Those supporting Peraton’s DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges. 


These positions require a Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.  These positions are located in Rosslyn, VA. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a multi-year schedule for penetration testing activities 
  • Interface and coordinate with third party organizations performing penetration testing for the Department 
  • Interface and coordinate with system owners to establish targets for testing, test schedule, test goals, and rules of engagement 
  • Organize and lead efforts that document and design improvement strategies for discovered vulnerabilities and monitoring gaps 
  • Design, perform and report on penetration testing of systems to satisfy the NIST 800-53 CA-8 security control and using methodologies that may include, NIST SP 800-115, Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF) 
  • Produce reports and conduct management briefings on test activities, scenarios, results and recommendations
  • Stay abreast of current attack vectors and unique methods for exploitation of computer networks 




To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree with 2 to 4 years of experience is required.;  OR a Masters of Science with 0 to 2 years of experience. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, 4 years of additional experience may be substituted 
  • Active Secret security clearance is required with the ability to obtain at TS
  • Possess Cloud+, CySA+, CEH, or similar certification 
  • Proficient at conducting network or software vulnerability assessments and penetration testing utilizing reverse engineering techniques 
  • Ability to identify intrusion or incident path and method and isolate, block or remove threat access 
  • Familiar in evaluating system security configurations. 

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration: 

  • Experience supporting the Department of State cyber security mission 
  • Experience with Red Cell cyber operations  


Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Salary Range

Salary Minimum: $40,000
Salary Mid: $80,000
Salary Maximum: $100,000

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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