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Pen Test Lead (Hybrid)



Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the ITS Dublin Hub delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. 

Zurich Dublin Technology Center is looking for a Penetration Test Lead to provide penetration testing as a service to Zurich business units around the world. This role will interact with internal teams and organizations to scope, perform and report on penetration tests. 


Your Role

As a Penetration Test Lead your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Work with internal customers to determine scope and rules of engagement. 
  • Conduct and/or support authorized penetration testing on enterprise network assets.
  • Create reports and recommendations from findings, include issues uncovered and levels of risk. 
  • Collaborate with other internal and external partner organizations on target access and operational issues.
  • Create comprehensive exploitation strategies that identify exploitable technical or operational vulnerabilities.
  • Perform penetration testing as required for new or updated applications.

Your Skills and Experience

As a Penetration Test Lead your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • 2-3 years planning and leading penetration tests.
  • Capacity to relate findings of penetration-tests to both executive and technical audiences. 
  • Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities.
  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a global group of contributors. 
  • Ability to develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists.
  • Desire to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • One or more of the following certifications: OSCP, OSWE, GPEN, GWAPT and/or GMOB
  • Solid programming/debugging skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply critical thinking to a variety of situations. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

Additional Information

Primary work location is Dublin. Position is Blackrock based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit. 

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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