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Senior Consultant - Offensive Security

Saskatoon, SK
Full Time
An hour ago

We are looking for a talented individual at the Senior Consultant level to join KPMG's Cyber practice. The successful individual will be driven, and results oriented, with a strong focus on Offensive Security. This individual would be supporting the Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment and Red Teaming service line by executing client engagements, as well as conducting research and development of tools, techniques, among others.

KPMG's Technology Risk team is one which has received tremendous investment and has been identified as a transformational part of the firm to deliver growth over the next five years. It is an excellent opportunity for those that are looking to work in a firm with unparalleled career progression opportunities. Find out more about our Cyber team, click here

What you will do

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that he/she:
  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work
  • Sustains a high level of drive, shows enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work
  • Works in a cooperative, respectful manner with colleagues, clients and the wider community
  • Communicates with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear
  • Monitors and upholds high quality of service deliverables to clients (internal and external)
  • Capable to convey technical topics in business-level discussions
  • Is a team player, who understands matrix organizations
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration testing engagements for networks, web and mobile applications
  • Participate in the modeling and execution of Red Teaming scenarios for organizations across Canada and Internationally
  • Prepare reports tailored for business management providing overview of relevant risks and remediation opportunities
  • Discuss with senior management gaps and observations identified throughout assessments, translating technical observations to business narratives
  • Develop scripts and tools enhancing the security practice at KPMG, and authoring relevant documentation
  • Aid in the research and development of white papers for matters related to Offensive Security

What you bring to the role

The successful individual will possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviors:

  • Experience with scripting tools on Windows and Linux (e.g. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of Kali Linux
  • Understanding of attacker techniques aligned to MITREs Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning solutions (e.g. Nessus, Qualys, etc.)
  • Ability to conduct social engineering engagements (e.g. through phone, e-mail, phone calls, etc.)
  • Mobile platform and application testing knowledge (e.g. iOS, Android)
  • Understanding of security architectures and knowledge of security technical standards (NIST, ISO, etc.)
  • Experience in using Virtualization solutions (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V)
  • Good analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited college/university.
  • Ability to coach, lead and train junior staff

Keys to your success
  • Understanding of networking concepts (TCP/IP)
  • Deep experience with Windows / Linux operating systems
  • Experience in Red Teaming exercises simulating stealthy attack patterns
  • Great communication skills; written and oral
  • Knowledge of MITRE's ATT&CK framework
  • One or more of the following certifications (or equivalent) would be an advantage:
    • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • Offensive Security Certified Professionals (OSCP)
    • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
    • CREST Registered Penetration Tester
    • CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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