Salary Range $130,000 - $150,000
WithSecure™ delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.
We have openings for Senior Security Consultants on our US team based out of New York City. Your role will involve leading penetration tests and security assessments as well as representing the company in key client relationships. You will serve as an integral team member and role model through your skills and passion for security. Importantly, our Senior Consultants lead teams focused on our service offerings (such as AppSec and NetSec) and act as regional technical representatives with our flagship clients.
Senior Security Consultants serve as intra-team leaders. They focus on creating value beyond the limits of their own delivery capacity to enable others and help the business to improve. Expectations for this level include:
Playing a significant supporting role in the development of new services and internal projects, as well as helping advance the skillsets of other team members through mentorship.
Actively participating in research, both on your own as well as coordinating and supporting research performed by other team members.
What are we looking for?
What we need
We solve complex cyber-security problems daily and to do so requires an interesting and comprehensive set of skills. To be successful at WithSecure and help our clients with their challenges you’ll need the following:
A passion for security
Senior Consultants are dedicated to advancing security for the long haul. They are driven to develop their team by blazing new trails, sharing knowledge, and enabling others to grow.
WithSecure’s consultants are invested in what they do. They have a passion for computers, hacking, security and most importantly, solving problems. If this wasn’t your job, it would be your hobby. At WithSecure, we believe in technical excellence: it’s how we demonstrate our passion.
You’ve earned extensive knowledge through experience and can adapt to different situations as needed. If faced with an unexpected hurdle, you know how to approach the situation to try and improvise an effective solution.
While not always a strict requirement, we want to see any output such as research, publications, projects, and certifications that show off what you can do.
Communication skills are just as important as your technical abilities. Senior Consultants are adept at explaining what we did, how we did it, and how clients can fix it. They can present both the bigger picture and the microscopic details of an engagement to a range of audiences from high-level business stakeholders to up-and-coming team members.
WithSecure has a commitment to research. Our consultants get a percentage of their time dedicated to it in order to ensure their skills remain relevant. You should be keen to produce research that pushes the industry forward as well as contribute to WithSecure Labs (https://labs.withsecure.com). Whether research time is used to investigate new software, hardware or protocols, we encourage our team to push the boundaries of what is possible!
While working solo or inspiring others to work as part of a team, Senior Consultants often serve as our most active research champions.
Our ideal candidate will have most of the qualities below, which are presented in approximate order of importance. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every single one of these requirements to the letter. We value diversity and want to grow our team with a passion for security.
3+ years of experience performing and leading penetration tests in areas such as application security, cloud security, network security, and mobile security.
Skills writing and editing reports – both solo and as part of a team.
Client-facing experience, particularly the ability to play a pivotal role in the team’s efforts to plan, manage, and facilitate key client relationships.
Participation in the security community. We want to see your personal projects, code, blog posts, publications, talks, and more.
The drive to help lead and grow a team, as well as enable others through mentoring, documentation and process improvement.
Experience with related skills such as programming, systems administration, or blue team activities.
Relevant certifications, especially those that demonstrate practical skills (OSCP, CRTO, OSEP, CCT APP/INF, cloud certifications).
A relevant academic degree (e.g., Engineering or Computer Science).
Candidates must have the right to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. International travel and additional vetting for specific clients may be required.
One of our biggest priorities is helping you and your family thrive. We're committed to supporting our employee’s happiness, healthiness and overall wellbeing by providing a comprehensive benefits program. Here is what we offer, at a glance:
Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices
Possibility to protect the world
Work with best of class experts who care
Relaxed, open and fun working environment
68+ of nationalities
Global with the spirit of a small company
Purpose – Why we exist
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society — trust that is threatened by uncertainty, fear and worry caused by cyber attacks and crime.
Vision – Where we are heading
No one should experience a serious loss because of a cyber attack
We envision a future where no one should experience a serious loss or be put out of business because of cyber attack or crime. At least no one who puts their trust in us.
Mission – What we do
Accelerate transition to outcome-based security
Our mission is to research, innovate and build technologies, human expertise and delivery-business models that will accelerate our customers’ and partners’ transition to outcome-based security.
Diversity & Inclusion:
WithSecure is an equal opportunity employer and believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.
We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you!