Penetration Tester

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2020-3920
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Top Secret cleared Penetration Tester to join our growing team supporting a large government agency in Washington, DC! This position has a 25% travel requirement.


Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC.  You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area FIVE years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


Salary is based on experience and education. All candidates must be US Citizens with an active Top Secret ClearanceAbility to travel once a month to customer locations within the continental US is required.



  • Emulate adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to validate security controls efficacy
  • Perform penetration test assessments of agency assets
  • Develop rules of engagement and configure, tune, and operate industry standard pen test assessment tools
  • Coordinate, schedule, and support pen test requests
  • Evaluate findings to determine applicability, saturation, and potential impact
  • Analyze pen test reports and produce summary guidance for System Owners and administrators
  • Advise System Owners and Administrators of findings and provide remediation guidance
  • Monitor remediation efforts of findings and communicate progress to stakeholders
  • Work with Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) and System Owners to develop Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) or formalized exceptions to document findings
  • Develop, capture, and deliver summary metrics of pen test activities
  • Draft and deliver executive and technical briefings on pen testing related topics



  • Bachelor's Degree and 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience performing network and/or web application penetration testing
  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments
  • Experience with penetration testing tools such as BurpSuite, WebInspect, etc. 
  • Ability to recommend courses of action to mitigate security vulnerabilities and threats to agency products and web services
  • Fluent in a variety of web application protocols, web services (components including JavaScript, HTML5, XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, and AJAX), software development frameworks, operating systems, and networking technologies
  • Ability to manage security testing projects autonomously
  • Experience with Web application development, system administration, and the software and system development life cycles
  • Experience in shell scripting, Python, Perl, or similar tools and automation languages
  • CEH, GPEN, GCIH, GIAC, OSCP, or similar certification desired

About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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