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KPMG Senior Specialist, Application Penetration Tester in Denver, Colorado

Business Title: Senior Specialist, Application Penetration Tester

Requisition Number: 72683 - 17

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: CO

City: Denver

Description:

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Specialist to join our KPMG Spectrum (https://www.kpmgspectrum.com/content/spectrum/en/homespectrum.html?location=us) practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform manual application penetration tests on one or more of the following to discover and exploit vulnerabilities: web applications, internal applications, APIs, internal and external networks and mobile applications

  • Perform threat modeling, evaluate application business logic and perform application architecture reviews

  • Develop new testing methods and techniques to identify vulnerabilities and entry points that attackers may use to exploit applications, networks and systems

  • Lead client engagements, provide technical leadership, devise testing scenarios, advise on expected level of effort and guide testing team on engagement processes and outcomes

  • Engage with technical and non-technical audiences to articulate both testing processes, techniques and results; guide technical audiences on remediation options and assist clients in weighing those options

  • Partner with the Cyber teams to develop new testing techniques, automation for testing and marketing collateral to support the practice and mentor junior and offshore team members on tools and techniques in performing tests

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of recent experience performing application penetration tests and working with application testing tools to perform security assessments: AppScan, Netsparker, Acunetix, BurpSuite, OWASP ZAP, or equivalent

  • Ability to communicate reporting results with technical and non-technical audiences and lead remediation conversations

  • Experience in one or more of the following: mobile application testing, scripting, manual code analysis and/or static analysis using Veracode, Fortify, SonarQube, Checkmarx, Contrast or equivalent preferred; experience in network penetration testing, social engineering techniques, scenario-based assessments, and red team engagements a plus: Tenable Nessus, Qualys, Kali Linux, Metasploit or equivalent preferred

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent industry experience

  • One or more major ethical hacking certifications not required but preferred; CEH, GWAPT, CREST, OSCP, OSWE

  • Ability to travel as necessary

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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