Jr Cyber Penetration Tester

Cyber Security



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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is currently seeking a Jr Cyber Penetration Tester to become part of our Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. The DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats.


Location: Rosslyn, VA.


In this role, you will: 

  • Support the Penetration Testing (Red Cell) Team.
  • Assess the current state of the customer’s system security by identifying all vulnerabilities and security measures.
  • Help customer perform analysis and mitigation of security vulnerabilities.
  • Perform and report on penetration testing of systems, including cloud, to satisfy the NIST 800-53 CA-8 security control and using methodologies that may include, NIST SP 800-115, Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), and Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF).
  • Stay abreast of current attack vectors and unique methods for exploitation of computer networks.
  • Provide support to incident response teams through capability enhancement and reporting.
  • Assist in maintaining Red Cell infrastructure.
  • Develop or modify tools that automate discovery or exploitation (e.g. bash, Python, JavaScript,powershell).


  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience. An additional 4 years will be considered in lieu of the degree requirement. 
  • Basic understanding of networking and security principles.
  • Experience with evaluating system security configurations.
  • Understand common Web Application vulnerabilities like SQLi, XSS, CSRF, and HTTP Flooding.
  • Experience with penetration testing tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, Nmap, etc.
  • Fundamentals of network routing & switching and assessing network device configurations.
  • Familiarity in evaluating findings and performing root cause analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone and/or within a small group.
  • Must have ONE of the listed certifications below:
    • CCNA Cyber Ops
    • CCNA-Security
    • CEH
    • CFR
    • Cloud+
    • CySA+
    • GCIA
    • GCIH
    • GICSP
    • SCYBER
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • An active Secret security clearance



  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI.


Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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