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Security Specialists

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 by Planit Testing

Reading, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Security Specialists - UK

Planit Testing Reading, England, United Kingdom (On-site)


  • Do you like to tear a system apart and figure out how to make it sing and dance to your tune?
  • Do you have the skills, toolset knowledge and experience to do this efficiently?
  • Are you able to present your findings in business level reports and face to face with clients?
  • If any of the above resonates with you, then we'd love to talk to YOU!

About Us

Planit is a global market leader in quality engineering solutions, recognised in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Australia Financial Review Top 500 Private Companies, and by Westpac as one of Australia's top 200 "Businesses of Tomorrow." With a rich heritage in testing & training, our practice disciplines include Performance, Security, Automation, Agile, DevOps, Functional & Non-Functional Testing.

Our global security practice mission is to make a difference, promote security at our clients through our fantastic team, through supporting business agility, productivity, and customer loyalty. We believe that our diversity is our strength and that we are more successful and productive as a team than as individuals. As our Security practice connects across the globe, we are an active community and use chat sessions, daily stand-ups and weekly catch ups to discuss issues and new security news/developments.

We are committed to developing and growing our employees and we are looking for innovative thinkers to join us on the never-ending journey of discovery that is Security!

Job Description
Our security practice is rapidly growing and need up and coming talent and experts in one or more of the following domains of security: InfoSec, Secure Architecture, Zero Trust, Cloud Security / DevSecOps Engineering, and Penetration Testing.

The work is varied, often crosses multiple domains, is customer facing, and has short communication lines. We expect our employees to be flexible and willing to lend a hand, sometimes there are opportunities to travel and do short engagements at other locations. Many engagements allow you to work some or most of your time from home.

We want to make a difference in the UK and global market, helping our clients get more secure through multiple means, from governance, to injecting security into their CI/CD pipelines, to penetration testing, and training. We are genuinely interested in helping our clients become more secure, we are not a 'tick the box' organisation.

Key Responsibilities
Toolset/Experience Required
For the people that don't like stories and prefer to read lists - what we're looking for is:

  • Demonstrated high level of competency with various software, tools, standards, certs, frameworks (e.g. Kali, BurpSuite, Office 365, emacs, vim, git, programming/scripting, PowerBI, HIPAA, NZ/AU ISM, ISO, NIST, GDPR, OSCP, OWASP, CISSP)
  • High ethical standards, and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. Excellent judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • 2 years of work experience in security with a customer facing role
  • In-depth understanding of software security and able to tie this to business risks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to talk to business owners as well as very technical people
  • Can code & script if you are on the technical side of security for multiple platforms
  • Ability to react quickly in a fast-paced environment with varying complexities and priorities
  • Ability to scope, execute, and write/present reports for security engagements for multiple levels of the business, like project managers, C-suite, and board
  • Know when it is right to ask for help/support and are willing to go the extra mile to help and support other team members

What's in it for you

  • Great career development opportunities, choose your own adventure style
  • Opportunities to grow your skills vertically and horizontally. Choose how deep and wide you want to go
  • Wide variety of work, from pen-testing SCADA, mobile, networks, to design work, risk assessments, guiding businesses on their DevSecOps journey
  • Challenging engagements, something to really sink your teeth in
  • Hybrid work model, that provides flexibility
  • Good benefits package
  • Collaborative international team
  • Expand your network through the engagements you'll do.

Whether you're passionate about security, customer service, data driven, or called by creativity, a career here is for you.

Our team brings their diverse backgrounds and perspectives to establish an inclusive and flexible place of work. We're supportive and share ideas, initiatives, driven by our values and energy. We focus on embedding security for our clients.
Here you'll be supported through challenges and are empowered to tackle new opportunities. We love working here and we think you will too.

So what are you waiting for?
Planit is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage anyone interested to apply.
Branch - Reading

Salary Package
Competitive Package

Reference: 1432264928

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