Cyber Security - Penetraton Tester

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Job company KPMG Ireland
Size 1,001-5,000 employees
Job specification: Posted by

Laura White

Manager, Recruitment | Recruitment Marketing at KPMG Ireland

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Are you looking for an opportunity to work on high-profile transformation projects in Cyber Security and in particular Cyber Defence / Penetration Testing?
Do you thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative environment?

Whatever your reason is for wanting to look for a new job, joining KPMG may be the best next step for your career in Advisory.


We are currently seeking to hire a Cyber Security Manager who specialises in Cyber Defence/Penetration Testing to join our Cyber Security practice, based in Belfast city centre.

The KPMG’s Cyber Defence (CDS) Team conducts client facing technical assurance and penetration testing and has a long and successful history in KPMG. Our clients are diverse, and we cover many sectors with particular specialisms in Financial Services, High-end Defence Assurance and Telecommunications.

We Ideally Need You To Have The Following

Clear and demonstrable understanding of penetration testing and red-teaming
Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering testing
Demonstrable understanding and practical application of information security principles
Strong technical background in computing, networks, and programming.
Proven experience of producing high quality deliverables working alone and as part of a team.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Experience leading, coaching and mentoring highly technical teams
A genuine interest and desire to work with a wide variety of clients including large multi-national clients in the information security field.


Knowledge of NCSC CTAS and CPA Assurance Schemes
Knowledge of working in secure environments (List X facilities) and accredited labs (ISO17025)
Research and Development experience
Threat Intelligence experience

There is some travel involved so you will ideally have a full clean driver’s license and access to a car.

Your work will be varied. Below will be some of your core responsibilities:

You will have ideas of how to drive the business forward and be skilled in the commercial aspects of security testing, above all you will know what clients are looking for when they buy security testing and how to deliver it.

Aspects Of The Role Include

Management and delivery of penetration testing services to clients to include the following:
Project Scoping
Financial and risk management
Delivery of testing and the oversight of testers
Review of deliverables (QA)
Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge.
Performance management of junior staff.
Continuous development of self and team, including managing client feedback.
Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of KPMG.
Developing an understanding of KPMG’s broader offerings to enable identification of business opportunities
Business development including contributing to proposals and participating in client presentations.


KPMG Cyber Security team has become one of the leading cyber security practices in the world and has been identified as a leader consecutively by international analyst firms. We have in-depth experience in cyber security transformation and strategic engagements across many sectors in multiple jurisdictions.

We Offer More Than Just a Career Opportunity

Rewarding and challenging work in a fast-paced environment.
A thriving sports and social community.
An in-house award-winning team of training specialists who will help you achieve your career goals.

Hard Work Is Rewarded At KPMG

We offer excellent remuneration packages at all levels. At this level the package includes an extremely competitive base salary and opportunities to advance to Management level in a short timeframe.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Creating an inclusive culture where all our people achieve their potential is fundamental to our business. In addition, our employees have the option to avail of our flexible working policies/intelligent working arrangements. To learn more about diversity at KPMG, click


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Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Information Technology & Services Management Consulting Financial Services
Employment Type


Job Functions
Engineering Information Technology
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