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Title:  Principle Penetration Tester

Requisition ID: 163223

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.

The Team

Scotiabank’s Cyber Security Red Team is responsible for delivery of offensive security services across Scotiabank globally, conducting annual & release penetration testing engagements, control effectiveness testing, purple team engagements, and security assessments through threat emulation, and adversarial means.


The role:

The Cyber Security Red Team (CSRT) is looking for a Principle Penetration Tester, with expertise in Network & Server Infrastructure Testing and/or Web Application Penetration testing to join our internal team. As a principle member of team, you will help shape and enhance our internal testing practices, and work closely with the Service Advisory & Coordination team, on complex engagements to assess scope and level of effort based on identified areas of risk, and execute assigned engagements as the principle tester, in alignment to industry frameworks.


Is this role right for you?

  • This role is ideal for experienced penetration testers who are looking to further develop their expertise and skills.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative team, and sharing your ideas, perspective, and experience.
  • You have a natural curiosity for how things work, exploring unknowns, and unafraid to test perceived limitations.
  • You take initiative and dedicate time to continuing your education, practising your craft, and honing your skills.
  • You adhere to strong morale and ethical standard
  • You have strong customer service skills


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?

  • Candidates should have 5+ years of experience performing penetration tests
  • The ideal candidate has achieved multiple industry certifications, and at least one advanced level certifications (OSCP ,GCPN, OSWE, GWAN, OSWP, or equivalent).
  • Experienced in scoping penetration testing engagements to assess plausible attack vectors, accurately estimate  level of effort, and determine the best approach to test areas of risk.
  • Able to develop executive level  reports, write penetration testing reports and executive summaries with minimal error or edits
  • Ability to execute testing engagements against complex projects and systems
  • Experienced in developing custom tooling, leverage whitepapers and online resources to enhance testing
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of testing methodologies, within their area of expertise. (ex OWASP Web & Mobile testing methodologies and OSSTMM, and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.)
  • You possess strong communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills in English. The same in Spanish would be a strong asset as Scotiabank as a strong presence in Latin American Countries.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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