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JobId: 824268
JobTitle: Lead Specialist, Security Testing
State: AR

Position Description

The Lead Specialist, Security Testing, is an experienced and well-rounded penetration tester, belonging to Walmart’s Technology Team, protecting the globally distributed information assets of the world’s largest company through specialized security testing. This person is a persistent and resourceful security practitioner with a knack for finding vulnerabilities, practices a persistent approach for proving exploitable findings and possesses a steadfast willingness to collaborate with some of the brightest security professionals.

  • Performs application, web, mobile and network penetration tests using both automated and manual techniques

  • Identifies and exploits vulnerabilities in commercial, open source, custom software applications and infrastructure across one of the world’s largest networks

  • Composes test reports and records vulnerability data according to Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) processes

  • Effectively communicating with others both verbally and in writing

  • Effectively delivers technical debriefs to stakeholders including technical staff, stakeholders and leaders

  • Consistently learns the latest and most advanced security testing techniques, development tools, and frameworks

  • Proactively and consistently shares technical knowledge with others

  • Maintains testing tools, hardware, and equipment creating new tools where appropriate

  • Collaborates with the Red and Blue teams to enhance Walmart’s security posture

  • Develops scripts, tools, methodologies and best practices to improve team capabilities

  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of common operating systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields, plus 4 years working in security roles, OR, 7+ years working in security testing roles

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years penetration testing experience or related certifications (e.g. OSCP, OSWP, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN)

  • Demonstrable experience identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in commercial, open source, and custom software products

  • Demonstrable experience identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in mobile applications (iOS, Android)

  • Demonstrable experience with penetration testing tools (e.g. Metasploit, Burp Suite, etc.)

  • Proven experience manually executing attacks without the use of tools

  • Demonstrable experience conducting secure code reviews

  • Strong knowledge of multiple common operating systems

  • Strong knowledge of common networking configurations, load balancing, firewalls, and security controls

  • Solid knowledge of authentication and SSO technologies

  • Solid knowledge of applied cryptography and common implementation flaws

  • Ability to develop software in Java, C#, JavaScript (NodeJS, Angular), C/C++ and other common languages

  • Ability to build automation to eliminate reoccurring/repetitious work

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Company Summary

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 208 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide.

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