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Senior Penetration Tester

Pensum:  80%-100% | Team: Testing | Start: immediate

The National Test Institute for Cybersecurity NTC is the Swiss competence center for independent testing of cybersecurity and trustworthiness of digital products and connected infrastructures. The testing and inspection laboratory in the Canton of Zug collaborates closely with research facilities, private cybersecurity companies and international experts. Among other things, the NTC works on behalf of the federal government, cantonal and municipal authorities, industry, and NGOs.

As a Senior Penetration Tester, you will detect security vulnerabilities in digital products and networked infrastructures.

Why you should work at the NTC

The NTC is a young and publicly funded non-profit organization. Like in a start-up, you have the chance to get involved and make a difference in all aspects of cybersecurity. Do you want to tackle building up something new and exploring new approaches? Then the NTC is offering you the right playing field to bring to light those vulnerabilities that are of critical relevance for Switzerland. We’re still in the early stages, and we need doers like yourself.

At the NTC, you are well connected and work with strong partners such as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and leading cybersecurity companies from the business sector. With your hacker mindset, you can identify digital products and infrastructures that urgently need to be examined more closely. The focus is on socially relevant target systems for which there are currently no economic incentives for review. The NTC will close this gap – together with you.

Why you’re the right person

You have relevant professional experience in the field of cybersecurity. It is even better if you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field of natural sciences or a higher level of ICT vocational education and training.

It would be perfect if you already have experience as a penetration tester or bug hunter. As a developer or systems engineer with a strong flair for hacking, you may also be a very suitable candidate. As such, you have worked on projects with a particular focus on cybersecurity, participated in Capture the Flag Events (CTF’s), played on platforms such as Hack The Box or TryHackMe, or have relevant certifications such as OSCP, OSWE, GXPN, AZ-500, CRTO, etc.

In addition to your hacking skills, your social skills are very important to us. You enjoy working with other specialists, even outside the NTC. You may also present your results to a non-technical audience, which requires you to be able to express them appropriately. While this includes “I pwned you” or “popping shells”, those will be rare.

Knowledge of English is mandatory, and any additional official Swiss language is an advantage. Experience with Java, C# and Python is also important to us. 

You will mainly work from our office in Zug and from home.  Depending on the project, certain testing activities will be carried out on site at the client’s premises. These are usually companies and authorities in Switzerland, but may also include power lines, submarine cables, or satellite stations. 

What you can look forward to

  • Interesting, challenging, and meaningful projects that have an impact on the safety of many people
  • Use of state-of-the-art technologies, methods, and test procedures
  • Collaboration with strong partners such as the NCSC and leading cybersecurity companies
  • Start-up atmosphere where everyone has an impact and is appreciated for that
  • Work in a central location in Zug and from home
  • Flexible annual working time model allowing you to extend your 5 weeks’ holiday to up to 8 weeks’ free time
  • Competitive and fair salaries combined with excellent social benefits
  • Extensive training and development program with up to 10 paid working days per year and a generous budget
  • Smartphone with premium flat rate

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