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Red Team Penetration Tester - Tech Lead

Company: Freddie Mac
Location: Reston
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Job Description:

The Freddie Mac Red team is responsible to test the overall strength of our organization's defenses (the technology, the processes, and the people) by simulating the objectives and actions of an attacker. We are seeking an Information Security Tech Lead to assist the team by providing subject matter expertise in penetration testing of infrastructure and networks, web applications, cloud and social engineering. In this role, the candidate will provide enhanced vulnerability analysis and contextual feedback to stakeholders to support the resolution of discovered vulnerabilities and facilitate risk awareness.

Your Work Falls into Two Primary Categories:

Penetration Testing and Red Team assessments

* Perform red team assessments including physical, social engineering, and network exploitation
* Perform internal and external penetration testing of network infrastructure and applications
* Perform well controlled vulnerability exploitation/penetration testing on applications, network protocols, and databases
* Perform network reconnaissance, OSINT, social engineering, and physical security reviews
* Demonstrate advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls and related standards
* Effectively communicate findings and strategy to stakeholders, including technical staff and executive leadership
* Identify and evaluate complex business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement

Develop Team Capabilities and Leadership

* Generate innovative ideas and challenge the status quo
* Develop scripts, tools, or methodologies to enhance the Red teaming processes and capabilities
* Participate in and actively support mentoring with other members of the team
* Assist with scoping prospective engagements, leading engagements from kickoff through remediation, and mentoring less experienced staff


* Typically has at least 8 years of relevant experience
* Must be very proficient with common penetration testing tools (Metasploit, Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, Empire, etc.)
* Must have working knowledge of KALI Linux or other testing distributions, and the tools within.
* Must have a solid understanding of voice and data networks, major operating systems, active directory, cloud technologies
* Must demonstrate knowledge of MITRE's ATT&CK framework, execute and chain TTP's
* Must be able to critically examine an organization and system through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in clear, precise terms.
* Ability to effectively code in a scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.)
* Desirable certifications: OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GXPN, GWAPT, AWS
* Financial services experience preferred

Key to Success in this Role

* Strong communication skills
* Leadership
* Ability to work independently, as well as effectively work in teams with individuals with a variety of skills and backgrounds

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

Keywords: Freddie Mac, Reston , Red Team Penetration Tester - Tech Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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