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Bratislava, SK

Senior Penetration Tester

About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



Join a team of cybersecurity professionals and help Swiss Re to fulfil its mission in making the world more resilient. As a Senior Penetration Tester, you'll work on planning and executing pentests for applications and infrastructures, defining long-term strategies in coordination with security partners, and continuously improving our existing pentest services. What's more, you'll be working in a hybrid setup, perfectly balancing work from home and the office premises.

About the team


The Security Team is the focal point for all security activities across Swiss Re. We are responsible for cybersecurity engineering and operations, governance, risk and compliance, and defining as well as advancing the company's security strategy. As a part of the Security Team, the Penetration Testing team provides pentest capabilities and services to all Swiss Re operations across the globe. We're looking for an experienced key player who is willing to improve and develop strategies for our existing pentest processes and work with external security companies to strengthen our services and infrastructure.


In your role, you will:

  • Continuously improve existing pentest processes

  • Develop long-term strategies for pentest services

  • Efficiently deliver security assessments and penetration test reports

  • Help the development teams remediate findings by providing recommendations

  • Engage in "lessons learnt" sessions and create educational materials for developers and relevant partners

  • Push forward management activities with internal and external security companies providing pentests

  • Collaborate closely with IT experts and specialists across the globe


Your qualifications


What we need from you:

  • At least 5 years of experience in information security and penetration testing

  • Industry-relevant certification (SANS, Offensive Security, INE, etc.)

  • Expert knowledge of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Vulnerabilities, testing procedures, and remediation recommendation

  • Experience with vulnerability assessments, penetration tests of web, network, mobile (Android, iOS and Windows), Cloud and API security assessments

  • Good understanding of software development and architecture

  • Experience with vulnerability management and pentesting tools (BurpSuite, nmap, Qualys, Nessus, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and unambiguously to both business and technical audiences

  • Willingness to lead and mentor junior colleagues

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)



The minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 2500 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.


This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.


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