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Penetration Tester

The role

Apply Job ID R140033 Location: London, Nottingham
White Collar Factory (95009), United Kingdom, London, London

Penetration Tester

Cybersecurity has become the prime focus for every service organisation these days. Here at Capital One our mission is to change banking for good by bringing humanity, ingenuity and simplicity to the world. Sitting at the core of such values is our cyber security team, a team whose innate passion to safeguard allows Capital One to maintain the confidence of its customers while at the same time forging a strong market presence.

We are currently looking at add a Penetration Tester to our Offensive Security team. This role combines technical hands-on expertise with the ability to contribute to an overall success strategy based around innovation and results. As a Penetration Tester you will be part of a team responsible for collaborating closely with Software Engineering teams through application penetration testing and assisting remediation guidance activities to enable the UK Business.

The successful candidate will work within UK Application Security and deliver application security assessments for Capital One UK.

This position is to be located in either Nottingham or London with flexible working arrangements. 

What you’ll do:

  • Be part of the delivery of penetration testing / security assessments.

  • Contribute to findings, risks and conclusions that will be presented to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Collaborate closely with the business throughout remediation including influencing stakeholders and delivery teams on prioritisation of security activities and issue remediation.

  • Establish effective and productive relationships with colleagues across the Global Cyber organisation and technology departments as well as the UK business.

  • Empower the delivery team’s resources by promoting application security awareness and standards through training, mentoring and vulnerability demos.

  • Establish credibility throughout the organisation by earning a reputation for being a proactive member of the Cyber Security delivery team.

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong experience in penetration testing and/or application security engineering is a must.

  • Technical knowledge of cloud hosting and penetration testing techniques of cloud based applications. Familiarity with AWS is desirable.

  • Familiarity with penetration testing tools such as BurpSuite, OWASP Zap, SoapUI etc.

  • Working knowledge and experience in securing and developing web applications, APIs/web services and mobile apps.

  • Confident knowledge of Web, API and mobile application security testing frameworks and methodologies.

  • Appreciation of application security best practices including OWASP Top 10 and OWASP Mobile Top 10.

  • Exposure to software engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and network/web related protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS)

  • Experience with static analysis, security code review, security automation and security training is desirable.

  • Scripting and development experience is highly desirable.

  • Certifications such as CREST, Tiger, OSCP, OSCE, CHECK.

What’s in it for you:

  • Bring us all this - and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with a role contributing to the product roadmap for an organisation committed to transformation

  • We are continuing our journey into the public cloud and have problems of scale, security, availability and performance for you to help solve

  • We love continuous learning and that’s why we give you 10% of your time to work on cutting edge innovative projects that shape the way we will work in the future

  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

  • Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

  • Open-plan workspaces and facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music room

Where and how you’ll work:

  • This is a permanent position and can be based in our Nottingham or London offices.  We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working model - one that creates the opportunity to work in your own way, but also provides great spaces for in-person collaboration. 

  • Our core in-the-office days are Tuesday to Thursday, but they aren't mandatory - you’ll be led by your team, the type of work you do and of course your preferences. Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you. 

  • You can read more about the full announcement from our Founder and CEO Rich Fairbank here: Update on CapitalOne.com

  • We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.  We’d love to hear from you if you identify with a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

What you should know about how we recruit:

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages. 

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies

  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates

  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all

  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech

  • EmpowHER - network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment, please contact ukrecruitment@capitalone.com  All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of applying a reasonable adjustment.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

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The benefits

Health

Live a healthy life with our private health insurance which is free for your family.

Fitness

Stay in shape with our on-site gym in Nottingham and rooftop running track in London.

Wellbeing

Work-life balance is important to us. So, we are open to flexible working to support your lifestyle.

Finances

We are able to support you with relocation if needed. And we offer an interest-free travel ticket and stock purchase plan.

Training

You'll get access to vast amounts of internal and external conferences and a dedicated internal training platform.

Community

We are proud to support our local tech communities with various meet-ups and events for you to get involved in.

Cyber at Capital One

The UK Cyber team is part of the bigger US Cyber enterprise. This means that the UK Cyber team benefits from small company agility with big company resources.

As one of the UK’s top ten credit card providers, keeping our millions of customers safe is vital to our business. For a Cyber professional like you, that means an opportunity to make a difference, learn and grow.

We’re making finance simpler and more human. So our cutting-edge products need to work for our consumers as well as being super secure.

In Cyber at Capital One, we do things at a fast pace in a CI/CD environment. We’re not a normal financial services company constrained by a fixed mindset and legacy systems.

We’re an AGILE business that dreams big and has the resources to deliver big (our largest systems are already 100% in the Cloud). We’re doing whatever it takes to protect our customers; the smartest new people, new technologies, new products, new ideas, new ways of thinking and working.

We invest in our Cyber team, using leading edge tech, our in-house Tech College and external training to keep the team ahead of the curve.

We play an active part in the wider community, hosting Cyber MeetUps at our offices in London, and sponsoring, promoting and attending Cyber events throughout the year.

Find out more about Capital One here.

"The Capital One UK Cyber business benefits from small company agility with big company resources."

Dicky Stafford, Director of Cyber Engineering

Life at Capital One

We’re a financial services company with a tech mindset that runs throughout the business, setting us apart from others in the industry.

Are you the right fit?

  • You see opportunities to innovate and disrupt where others see obstacles and hurdles. You tell others how they can do something rather than telling them why they can’t.

  • You can convince, explain and reassure people at all levels, from business managers to developers.

  • You have an appetite to learn and enjoy the challenge of doing things that haven’t been done before (data streaming, machine learning). You apply rigorous engineering sense to deliver robust business servicing applications.

  • You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Success profile

  • A passion for learning and innovating 

    A lot of what we do is new, so you’ll learn by immersing yourself in the wider community, developing yourself and your team along the way.

  • High quality work 

    We work in a rapidly changing business, so you’ll need a focus on delivering high quality work at a fast pace. Doing the right thing quickly is good; quick and dirty just won’t cut it.

  • Team player 

    We have a ‘wade in and help’ mindset in Cyber. You’ll thrive on getting stuck in. You’ll give your own opinions, share your experiences and perspectives, and listen to those of colleagues. In doing so, you’ll learn and help others in the team learn from you.

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