Senior Offensive Security/Pen Tester Lead

Category: Cyber Security
Main location: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
Alternate Location(s): Any CGI location
Position ID: J0522-1351
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Duration: Full time Permanent role
Relocation: No
Location: Remote-Anywhere in Canada (must currently be living in Canada)

CGI has an immediate requirement for a Senior Offensive Security/Penetration tester LEAD to work as part of a larger end-to-end Cybersecurity team where you can leverage your experience and expertise to provide first-class pen testing services to our clients, develop, mentor and lead team members.

The Team:
Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.
Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI is counted on every day to help our clients create business value, and to protect that value with a diverse team of passionate cyber professionals delivering innovative solutions.
As a member of the Digital Analysis and Resilience Centre (DARC), the Senior Offensive Security/Penetration tester LEAD will provide leadership of our offensive security offering and will apply their expert knowledge to:

•Advise on all technical aspects of penetration testing and assist in the development of tools, reporting templates, estimate of proposed engagements, and the development of an effective penetration tool set;
•Provide expert-level penetration testing services, in conventional or cloud environments;
•Work with our clients to understand their vulnerabilities and risks so that they can undertake effective mitigation efforts;
•Be a strong problem solver and communicator. You will also play a key role in working with CGI cybersecurity, business and technology teams to select, present and estimate the cost of penetration testing services to meet clients’ specific requirements.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

•As the key owner, lead the continued development of first-class penetration testing capabilities;
•Conduct penetration testing activities for our clients, either alone, or as lead tester of a small team;
•Contribute to client presentations and meetings to discuss proposed penetration testing capabilities and/or how CGI’s capabilities will address the clients’ needs;
•Propose, examine and assist in the acquisition and development of suitable penetration testing tools to ensure the delivery of quality services to our clients;
•Interface with, and exchange ideas and contribute to mutual support with other CGI penetration testing teams across the world;
•Maintain an ongoing awareness of trends in penetration testing technology, as well as target environment technologies and regulatory requirements.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

•Minimum of 3 years work experience related to conducting Offensive Security activities;
•Experience leading a team;
•Experience interfacing with clients, including report review and effort estimation/scoping;
•Experience working on multiple pen test types e.g. network infrastructure, web app, cloud services, etc.;
•A sound knowledge of coding and scripting, e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.;
•Must be able to work independently and as part of a team;
•Ability to speak, write and communicate clearly, effectively and correctly in fluent English is particularly important.



  • Security Assessment
  • Security Infrastr Service Ctr

What you can expect from us:

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It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.