Cyber Security Sys Engineer/Pen Tester

Fairfax, VA

Cyber Security Sys Engineer/Pen Tester

Category: Cyber Security

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0624-0869

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The CGI Federal Offensive Security Group’s Application Security Engineering team supports a wide variety of enterprise DevSecOps processes within CGI Federal's full portfolio of Agile Release Trains. We are seeking a professional Penetration Tester with a strong background in API testing of multiple proprietary and custom-coded applications throughout their SDLC.

Our clients include multiple Federal and State Agencies, local governments, and many US-based corporations. This role works with traditional, mobile, web, and enterprise applications across the full spectrum of business requirements including health, financial, communications, record creation, case management, and more. This is a dynamic role that will allow the new member to grow their existing skills and develop new knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

This team member will:

• Perform manual and automated vulnerability assessments on API endpoints.

• Perform DAST and SAST application security testing techniques using automated tools and manual testing (i.e., Burp Suite, OWASP ZAP, WebInspect, HP Fortify, OWASP Dependency Checker).

• Create exploit proof of concepts and report vulnerabilities to applications PMs and developers.

• Identify application security weaknesses and write recommendations for preventing or fixing them.

• Serve as SME for multiple projects at the same time.

• Review code for common security vulnerabilities.

• Support and consult with product and development teams in the area of application security.

• Perform vulnerability scans on container environments.

• Assist team and clients to adapt security testing requirements into Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline(s).

• Provide specialized support to the CGI Federal Red Team as needed

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 3+ years API security testing KSA and experience.

• 3+ years dynamic and static application penetration testing (DAST and SAST) of software in development.

• Familiarity with penetration testing tools and tradecraft within on-premises, cloud, and containerized software instances.

• Conversant and knowledgeable on cybersecurity best practices, the practices themselves, where to find the practices, and a willingness to employ the practices.

• Firm understanding and support of the principals of ethical hacking.

• Strong written and verbal skills. Must be able to express security finds to both technicians and non-technical project managers.

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required:

• 2+ years on a Federal Agency’s penetration testing or red team.

• Experience with security testing for HIPPA compliance.

• Experience with security testing for financial sector compliance

• Expresses willingness to work in a team environment (meaning work together in real-time on an engagement or plan in-person or remotely).

• CI/CD security testing experience.

• Experience assessing and testing the security of containers and the application within them.

• Ņ+ years software development and testing (any language) or 5+ years defensive cyber operations for Federal clients.

• Demonstrated continuous learning such as recently updated personal Git repos, Hack The Box or TryHackMe dashboards showing recent activity, earned and maintained cybersecurity (either in general or tool-specific) certifications.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and license and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $96,500.00 - $213,800.00.

CGI Federal anticipates accepting applications for this position through Jul 15, 2024.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners,

empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company.

CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive compensation

• Comprehensive insurance options

• Matching contributions through the 401(k) plan and the share purchase plan

• Paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time

• Paid maternity and parental leave

• Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

• Member assistance and wellness programs

Due to the nature of this government contract, US Citizenship is required.




  • Application Development

  • Ethical Hacking

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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