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Penetration Tester - Contract

Bishop Fox

Bishop Fox

Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Bishop Fox is the leading authority in offensive security, providing solutions ranging from continuous penetration testing, red teaming, and attack surface management to product, cloud, and application security assessments. We’ve worked with more than a quarter of the Fortune 100, half of the Fortune 10, eight of the top 10 global technology companies, and all of the top global media companies. Our Cosmos platform was named Best Emerging Technology in the 2021 SC Media Awards and our offerings are consistently ranked as “world class” in customer experience surveys. For more than 16 years, we've been contributing and giving back to the security community. We’ve published more than 16 open source tools and 50 security advisories in the last five years alone. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter.

We’re looking for talented, experienced professional hackers to help us secure some of the world’s most complex software and sophisticated technologies on a contract basis. You’ll be working alongside our US and other internationally-based teams supporting clients across multiple industries.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do

You fancy yourself a Pentester. You know your way around source code. You’ve plundered apps and pillaged networks (legally, of course). You have a passion for hacking and information security. If you’re not already doing it professionally, you’re pen testing in your free time. You may also have written a few blog posts about your favorite hacks or have presented at a handful of conferences – with an eye to doing more.

With Bishop Fox, your responsibilities would include testing web applications, hacking networks, and reversing software. Some days, you’ll be red teaming wireless networks and physically breaking into buildings. Other days, you’ll be analyzing source code and building threat models. Every day at Bishop Fox, you’ll be learning.

As a consultant, you’ll work on a variety of projects which include short-term engagements and extended program work with well-established clients, you'll solve challenging technical problems and build creative solutions. As a trusted advisor, you’ll provide your expert opinion to help our clients navigate difficult business decisions.

Your Education and Experience

You just have to be good at and, most importantly, love what you do. Don’t worry about a piece of paper; we won’t. Here’s a list of qualities we’re looking for:

  • Penetration testing and code review skills
  • Vulnerability assessment experience
  • Understanding security fundamentals and common vulnerabilities (e.g. OWASP Top Ten)
  • 5+ years of application security experience
  • Additional experience in Cloud security; background in system and network security, authentication and security protocols, and applied cryptography are helpful
  • Scripting/programming skills (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Network and web-related protocol knowledge (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Advanced relevant academic training is a definite bonus

Bishop Fox has always offered its employees the ability to work remotely, and for this role you could work remotely in the United States or Mexico. Equity is offered to all employees and vesting starts on the first day. You also have the opportunity to earn additional equity. Our comprehensive benefits program is tailored to meet your needs at an affordable price. We embrace diversity and an inclusive culture. We value our employees and who they are, which fosters a powerful and collective talent base to successfully serve our clients and the security community with unparalleled expertise.

Bishop Fox is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All new hires must pass a background check as a condition of employment.