KEYW Corporation

Penetration Tester

5 months ago
# of Openings
Software Test


KeyW is a total solutions provider for the Intelligence Community, solving their toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full life cycle of the Intelligence Community’s mission. We employ and challenge the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming geospatial imaging into intelligence, and combating global terrorism.


Job Description:

Analyze general test and evaluation plans to compare current and proposed technologies and assess test results to determine whether they match requirements specifications.  Prepare documents by tailoring technical information, create benchmark or security authorization reports, outline key findings on speed, risks, results, and reliability, and recommend acceptance or rejection of technology for applied use. Perform security control assessments on systems to validate the results of risk assessments, ensure controls in the security plan are present and operating correctly on the system, and provide a thorough report of the risks to the system and its data.




Required Skills:

  • * 3+ years of experience with software testing, including full time hands on Web application penetration testing in a variety of diverse environments
  • * Experience with information security operations or equivalent IT operational functions
  • Identify and demonstrate vulnerabilities that may be used by an adversary to exploit components of the target systems.
  • Plan and execute Information Assurance evaluation tests and document test results in a formal document.
  • Identify and demonstrate vulnerabilities that may be used by an adversary to exploit the entire target system.
  • Lead the Information Assurance evaluation of target systems, including developing threat models, conducting security analysis and testing, demonstrating vulnerabilities and documenting the results.

Location:   Ft. Meade, MD


Degree:  A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or similar technical major. Two (2) additional years of experience in penetration testing may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.


Clearance: Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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