Technical Lead - Offensive Security Services

Location:: Canberra
Sectors: Cyber Security
Employment type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Danny Fleming

Contact email:
Job reference: BBBH395_1650414720
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

An Australian owned Cyber Security organisation is looking for a Technical Team Lead to work within their Offensive Services team. The organisation has recently been experiencing major growth and as a result, requires a leader in Penetration Testing activities.

As the Penetration Testing Team Lead, you will demonstrate your expertise and capability of not only leading and mentoring a cyber security team, but also offering offensive security consulting services to federal government and defence.

Due to the type of work and industry the organisation operates in, a defence security clearance will be preferred. However, if you are an Australian citizen and therefore eligible to gain a security clearance, we would still encourage you to apply, as the organisation would be prepared to sponsor you for the security clearance.


  • Conduct a range of penetration tests including; infrastructure, network, mobile application, WIFI and web application.
  • Lead or participate in attack and breach simulations, including; assessing and exploiting vulnerabilities, social engineering and conducting phishing campaigns.
  • Review and assess custom code for vulnerabilities and SecDevOps principles with assistance from senior testers.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to exploit security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.
  • Provide valuable offensive security consulting to our clients through project, programme and embedded style engagements.
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and propositions for further system security enhancement.
  • Support and mentor junior consultants assisting the Delivery Manager with quality assurance and client engagements


  • Detailed technical knowledge of networks, operating systems, databases and application security.
  • Thorough understanding of security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
  • Programming and scripting skills with the ability to write custom code and exploits.
  • Experience in reading and understanding various programming languages such as; C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP & Python.
  • Experience working with government entities as well as private corporations is desired.
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) or equivalent is essential.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, OR other relevant industry certifications / experience.

The organisation is big advocate on career development and self-improvement for their employees. The cyber field is continuously evolving and the organisation believes in the importance of investing in their people. On-going up-skilling and certifications opportunities are provided, including study leave approval to gain further relevant qualifications.

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