Woolworths Application – Cyber Security Specialist

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

We are searching for an energetic, output-driven, and skilled Red Teamer to support the execution of the cyber security strategy and roadmap with a primary focus on red teaming and purple teaming. You’ll help building and maturing the ability to test, validate and mature controls within the context of red and purple teaming. This includes responsibility for penetration testing and application security. This is a technical role requiring practical experience in penetration testing, red teaming, and SDLC security. This is a permanent position based at the Head Office in Cape Town City Centre.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help drive and validate remediation of findings.
  • Support the building and maturing of the red and purple teaming capability area, leveraging technology and automation with the goal of continual control validation.
  • Hacking the planet – get your hands dirty and pull apart code, whether it is application, mobile, platform, container or on-premise or cloud infrastructure – and look for bugs.
  • Provide AppSec reporting for operational security dashboards.
  • Maintain and enhance cool toolsets – manage the relevant tools required for mature product security that include pen testing, secure coding and source code analysis. Investigate new approaches, technology and automation to challenge traditional thinking and raise the level of security.
  • Coordinate application and infrastructure penetration testing with internal and external parties according to our internal methodology and where relevant, in line with compliance requirements (e.g., PCI).
  • Secure the development of products– integrate security practices into the software development lifecycle, verify the security of internally and externally developed applications and services during and after development and deployment. Actively participate in the SDLC though guidance, education, input and facilitation.
  • Consult with application development teams during projects and initiatives.
  • Modelling Threats – enhance and optimise infrastructure, platform, application and mobile security by identifying threats, vulnerabilities and associated countermeasures.
  • Draft funky but professional reports to detail the findings of the assessments, including appropriate recommendations to mitigate identified security issues.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated track record of applying technical knowledge to help improve security
  • Minimum of 4 years’ hands on experience in penetration testing and red teaming
  • Knowledge of programming languages, Android, iOS and Huawei
  • Ability to script and automate processes
  • Ability to adapt and take on new tasks and challenges
  • Experience with tools such as Burp Suite, Checkmarx, Cobalt Strike and Metasploit

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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