Associate Security Consultant – NetSPI University

Job LocationPortland, OR
Job TagData Analytics


Come work for a fast-growing cybersecurity company challenging the status quo in the offensive security industry! NetSPI is a recognized leader in penetration testing and attack surface management. Through a combination of technology innovation and human ingenuity, NetSPI helps the world’s most prominent organizations discover, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities. Join the mission as an Associate Security Consultant! You will gain hands-on penetration testing experience with commonly used tools, software, and processes along with learning NetSPI’s testing methodology. You will be provided with opportunities to work on web application client projects to acquire the skills and knowledge that allow for promotion to Security Consultant.


Responsibilities during the training program:

  • Work through comprehensive training curriculum covering web application penetration testing
  • Practice execution of the standard NetSPI process in a controlled environment
  • Improve documentation and technical writing abilities
  • Receive support and oversight from senior colleagues to demonstrate readiness for solo execution

Responsibilities following the training program:

  • Assist with web application penetration tests
  • Create and deliver penetration test reports to clients
  • Collaborate with clients to create remediation strategies that will help improve their security posture

Other important tasks you’ll partake in post training:

  • Research and develop innovative techniques, tools, and methodologies for penetration testing services
  • Help define and document internal, technical, and service processes and procedures
  • Contribute to the community through the development of tools, presentations, white papers, and blogs


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Math or similar disciplines (must be completed within 6 months of start date)
  • Familiarity with offensive toolkits used for network and application penetration testing
  • Familiarity with offensive and defensive IT concepts
  • Knowledge of common IT systems (e.g., Windows, Linux) and basic administration skills
  • Previous internships in IT or IT Security preferred
  • Highly self-motivated and takes initiative to enhance or improve processes, procedures, and solutions
  • Curious minded with a hunger to learn
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, C, C++, Java, and C#
  • Previous experience in IT, Cybersecurity, or pentesting fields
  • Knowledge of network protocols and design

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