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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Penetration Testers

  • About us

    We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

    As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

    Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

    An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

    PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

    Job Description

    PA are seeking to expand our Digital capability in Belfast extending our current penetration testing capability to work closely with our Digital Engineering colleagues. Our penetration testing team are an approved NCSC CHECK provider and accredited by CREST.

    Our energetic and collaborative team work on unique and interesting projects with our clients to solve their Cyber Security Challenges, with opportunities to work on assignments beyond a sole focus of just penetration testing.

    The role is based in our Belfast office, but you will also have the opportunity to work from home and there may be requirements to spend some time on client site, so willingness to travel occasionally is required.

    Opportunities for flexible working also exist, subject to client requirements.

    PA can offer you:

    • The opportunity to deal with a variety of clients across virtually all industry sectors with a requirement for wide range of security assessments – Examples include working for the games industry, Premier League football clubs and global retailers.
    • Through our Cyber training brand 7Safe, access to University and CREST accredited technical training courses.
    • Encouragement to achieve and maintain CREST and other external certifications, which we allocate study time and funding for.
    • Support for you to develop your own personal profile within the industry through R&D and publishing vulnerabilities


    The ideal candidate

    • Proficient in performing a variety of penetration tests such as infrastructure, web application, mobile application, secure code analysis etc.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a larger team • Client oriented, able to communicate with all levels of an organisation with appropriate technical content and overlaying findings with impacts on a client’s ISMS; wider business impact; industry benchmarking; statutory impact and regulatory impact
    • Hold industry recognised qualifications such as CREST, OSCP etc.
    • Ideally will be interested in delivering and contributing to our CREST accredited ethical hacking training

    Additional Information


    • Private medical insurance
    • Travel allowance 
    • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
    • Company pension scheme
    • Annual performance-based bonus
    • Life and Income protection insurance
    • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
    • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

    Inclusion & Diversity

    We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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