• Penetration Tester

    Job Locations US-VA-Rosslyn
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Level
    Top Secret/ SCI eligibility
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry has an immediate need for a skilled Penetration Tester. This opportunity will support our customer in Rosslyn, VA. As a member of the team, you will work with other IT professionals providing quality assurance and security guidance for a centralized software testing environment. You will collaborate with Software Testers, Developers, and Systems Administrators to enable robust testing of applications in a virtualized environment.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Contributes to testing for weaknesses in customer systems, building on methodologies as promulgated by NIST, ISO, etc. to ensure useful, measurable, and repeatable methods applied to quantifying risk
    • Supports monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting of cybersecurity issues
    • Selects, installs, and configures security testing platforms and tools or develop tools and procedures for vulnerability assessments and penetration tests
    • Performs vulnerability assessments using automated tools
    • Performs manual penetration tests and validation of vulnerability scan results
    • Develops automation/scripts for replicating vulnerability validation and penetration tests
    • Devises plans and scenarios for various types of penetration tests
    • Documents exploits and results in remediation and final report

    Required skills and experience include

    • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
    • Four year technical degree such as Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Engineering or a related field highly desired
    • Experience in penetration testing of databases
    • Experience with large organization networks
    • Experience with regulatory compliance, policy development, and policy enforcement
    • Experience in the roles identified above
    • 5 years of network or system security
    • 3 years of penetration test experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Programming experience with focus on penetration testing or process automation

    Preferred skills


    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.
    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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