Risk Advisory - Cyber Technology Risk - Specialist Opportunities Penetration Testers

  • Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for experienced Penetration Testers with a proven track record, across levels, to join our dynamic Cyber Technology Risk business!  


Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivaled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.


We are open to discussing either permanent or contractual opportunities with you. Please indicate your preference for any contractual assignments in your application.


Main Purpose of Job


Penetration Testers, also known as “Ethical Hackers” are highly skilled security specialists who use their expertise attempting to breach computer and network security systms.


We are looking for experienced penetration testers across levels for opportunities in our Cyber Resilience team.  


Qualifications & Experience required


·         A high achiever academically, with the relevant Bachelor’s degree/postgraduate degree

·         Between 4 – 9 +years  of related industry experience

·         Programming languages (such as SQL, C ++, JavaScript, Ruby, and Python)

·         Security assessment tools (such as Aircrack-ng, Burp Suite, SQLmap)

·         Security frameworks (such as NIST, SOX, HIPPA)

·         Operating systems (such as Linux, Unix, Windows)










 As a Penetration Tester, you will typically have responsibility for:

·         Conducting security tests on networks, web-based applications and computer systems

·         Designing tests and tools to support ethical hacking into security protected applications and network to determine vulnerabilities

·         Testing methodologies to determine how attackers could exploit weaknesses in security systems 

·         Analyzing or giving input into security policies

·         Documenting and writing security assessment reports based on test findings

·         Remaining abreast of the latest methods for ethical hacking, testing and evaluating new penetration testing tools


Key Competencies required:


Key Performance areas


1.    Strategic Impact

·         Under guidance, supports the delivery efforts of the engagement team in area of competency

·         Conducts research for engagement / project as delegated and provides meaningful analysis / output

·         Identifies possible opportunities for follow-on work and advises management

·         Assists in preparation of client presentations / discussion documentation as directed


2.    Client Impact: External / Internal

·         Contributes to decisions by engagement team by providing fact based and pertinent recommendations from research / analysis / client interaction

·         Communicates regularly with Engagement Manager and team members on status of allocated  deliverables

·         Develops productive working relationships with client staff

·         Informs Engagement Manager of any possible emerging engagement change issues

·         Responds with urgency and accountability to client and team requests


3.    Operational Effectiveness

·         Understands the context and impact of own role within engagement and conducts work accordingly

·         Consistently reviews and analyses accuracy and quality of own  deliverables prior to submission for review by senior

·         Develops awareness of risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies 

·         Maintains clear communication channels with engagement team members on work status effecting their outputs


4.    Development/Growth of Team

·         Cultivates ability to give effective development feedback both upward and to peers

·         Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area


5.    Budgets / Profitability

·         Submits any billing, expense claims and timesheets on time


Technical Competencies

·       Basic technical knowledge in specific area and/or industry

·      Proficient in MS Office suite

·      Basic business acumen



Behavioural Competencies

·       Good communication skills, both written and verbal

·       Interpersonal and relationship building skills

·      Desire to develop self

·      Client delivery focus

·      Adaptable

·       Focus on quality

·       Problem solving ability

·       Analytical


Additional Information

How you’ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. https://deloitte.zoomforth.com/du



At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/careers/articles/benefits.html


Our purpose

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