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LITES II Cyber Security Penetration Tester Job

LITES II Cyber Security Penetration Tester (Job Number:439313)


SAIC is hiring a Cyber Security Penetration Tester

in Hampton, VA

Job Description:

The LITES II team is looking for a Red Team member to perform penetration testing and various other IT security functions at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia to include technical security assessments of applications and infrastructure, security design reviews as well as risk assessments. This is a hands-on role, requiring technical skills from the hardware to the application layer. The candidate should have experience in security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications, and network protocols.

Duties include:

Perform application & infrastructure penetration tests of systems, websites, and networks to discover/exploit vulnerabilities, as well as physical security review and social engineering tests

Perform security reviews of application designs, source code and deployments, for all types of applications (web app, web services, mobile applications, thick client applications, cloud, etc.)

Participate in Security Assessments

Triage and assist with security events, incidents, and investigations

Document exploit chain / proof of concept scenarios

Research and provide innovative tools, solutions, processes

Configure, run, and monitor automated security testing tools

Prepare concise and detailed final reports for all assignments

Limited on- call work after hours is required during special situations.



Bachelors Degree and two (2) years or more experience OR H.S. Degree with 6+ years of experience.

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/related technical field of study or equivalent experience is preferred.

Ability to anticipate and respond to changing priorities, and operate effectively in a dynamic demand-based environment, requiring flexibility and responsiveness.

2-4 years of professional experience in computer security, software development, or networking and systems administration

2+ years experience in penetration testing

Threat Modeling experience

Advanced knowledge of the detection, exploitation, and prevention of software vulnerabilities (i.e., SQL injection, XSS, buffer overflows)

Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written

Excellent self-tasking skills

Broad Operating System knowledge

Clearance Requirement:

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

US Citizen


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 8, 2018, 9:30:39 AM
Primary Location: United States-VA-HAMPTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Full time
Hampton, VA 23605, US