Penetration Tester (NS)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS-C001914]

Field(s) of expertise
Cyber Security
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Penetration Tester to join NATO – NCIA at Mons, Wallonia, Belgium


The duties of the individual mainly focus on:

  • Lead and/or be part of the Red/Blue Team during NATO military exercises
  • Provide Web, infrastructure and application-level penetration testing
  • Provide security design reviews to ensure compliance with NATO policies and directives
  • Provide security consultancy and advice to projects, plans, and other entities
  • Build and sustain effective communications with different stakeholders; specifically, the NCIA Configuration Control Board, Security Accreditation Boards, NATO Security Accreditation Authorities, and NCI Agency organization units supporting accreditation processes
  • Brief at both executive and technical levels on security reports and testing outcome, including at flag officer level
  • In coordination with the Head of the Penetration testing Cell, ensure proactive collaboration and coordination with internal and external stakeholders


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • The required skill set for the contracted individual is extensive knowledge and experience (more than 3 years) in the following areas
  • Web application penetration testing
  • IT infrastructure penetration testing
  • Network security architecture design
  • Assessing security vulnerabilities within OS, software, protocols & networks
  • Researching and evaluating security products & technologies
  • Knowledge in system and network administration of UNIX and Windows systems
  • Use of penetration testing tools, techniques, and recognized testing methodologies
  • Scripting skills in at least one of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, shell (bash, ksh, csh)
  • Technical knowledge in system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, application security, as well as, malware infection techniques and protection technologies
  • Ability to evaluate risks and formulate mitigation plans
  • Proven ability to write clear and structured technical reports including executive summary, technical findings and remediation plan for several different audiences
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU
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