• Director, Security Testing

    Requisition ID 2450007
    Job Family GB-London
  • Posting Description

    Director, Security Testing

     

    We’re hiring!

     

    The Proactive Security Testing practice are looking for a smart, energetic and motivated individual with natural leadership abilities to manage engagements, to meet client requirements and be responsible for the profitability and financial performance of projects. This will be a home-based role with travel to client site and GDS offices as required. In general, a Director has responsibilities including leading and delivering engagements, developing client relationships, and mentoring team members.

     

    The Security Testing team, formerly Gotham Digital Science (GDS), provides a challenging and exciting work environment that offers a healthy combination of autonomy and senior level support. The team publishes books and security blogs, contributes to open source software projects, and are engaged in a variety of continuous security research projects. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys performing deep technical work in a fun and casual atmosphere.

     

    About Aon

     

    Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.  Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

     

    Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.

     

    About Gotham Digital Science (GDS)

     

    Gotham Digital Science (GDS), an Aon company, is an international security services company specialising in Application and Network Infrastructure security, and Information Security Risk Management. GDS security specialists work with clients to assess risk and design, build, and maintain secure applications and networks.

     

    In the United Kingdom GDS is a member of the UK industry body CREST (the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) as well as a member of the UK Government CHECK scheme, allowing GDS to provide security assurance services to Her Majesty's Government and UK Critical National Infrastructure on systems processing protectively marked information. GDS is also an accredited CBEST penetration testing provider, allowing GDS to provide intelligence-led penetration testing as part of the Bank of England CBEST scheme. Additionally, GDS is a Certifying Company under the UK Government Cyber Essentials scheme, allowing GDS to assess and certify organisations to the Cyber Essentials standard.

     

    About the Role

     

    In general, a Director has responsibilities including leading and delivering engagements, developing client relationships, and mentoring team members. As a Director on our team, you will:

    • Manage and develop existing client accounts and relationships
    • Deliver and/or oversee the delivery of technical security testing projects
    • Engage in new business development activities, such as scoping work and writing Statements of Work (SOWs) in support of the sales team
    • Perform project management of penetration testing, security code review, and security design and architecture engagements
    • Provide quality assurance and technical review of client deliverables and internal documentation
    • Assist Solutions Delivery on client requirements. Perform final review of client deliverables.
    • Assist with internal business operations such as recruiting, service line development and process improvement 

    Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

     

    About you

    The following qualifications are expected from potential applicants:

    • CREST Certified Tester (CCT) or equivalent certification, or equivalent demonstrable technical security experience
    • Experience with scoping, writing SOWs, and client/project management
    • Proven track record of performing and managing application and network vulnerability assessments
    • Capable of delivering as a technical lead on application and network security assessments
    • Excellent teaming and communication skills (both written and verbal)

    The following skills are not required from applicants but would be considered a differentiator:

    • CHECK Team Leader, or a British national able to gain security clearance
    • University degree from accredited college or university
    • Industry thought leadership activities, such as delivered conference talks and published research on security blogs
    • Experience leading a team focused on software development, network administration or security assessments
    • Experience developing custom scripts or tools used for vulnerability scanning and identification
    • Experience in delivering technical and procedural ICS/SCADA projects
    • Development and/or source code review experience in Java, C#, VB.NET, C/C++, ASP, PHP, or Objective C

     

    Salary and Benefits

     

    This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.

     

    Why Gotham Digital Science, an Aon company?         

    • Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Our more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide empower results for clients in over 120 countries with innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. 
    • Gotham Digital Science (GDS), an Aon company, is an international security services company specialising in Application and Network Infrastructure security, and Information Security Risk Management. GDS security specialists work with clients to assess risk and design, build, and maintain secure applications and networks.
    • In the United Kingdom GDS is a member of the UK industry body CREST (the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) as well as a member of the UK Government CHECK scheme, allowing GDS to provide security assurance services to Her Majesty's Government and UK Critical National Infrastructure on systems processing protectively marked information. GDS is also an accredited CBEST penetration testing provider, allowing GDS to provide intelligence-led penetration testing as part of the Bank of England CBEST scheme. Additionally, GDS is a Certifying Company under the UK Government Cyber Essentials scheme, allowing GDS to assess and certify organizations to the Cyber Essentials standard.

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