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Zurich, Zurich, CH


Penetration Tester (80 - 100%) 

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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


Are you a creative person and looking for a job to make Swiss Re and the world more cyber resilient? This is your chance to join the Cyber Preparedness team within our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) organization. Preparedness is key and requires talent to understand business critical processes, analytical problem solving, and technical understanding of our continuously changing threat landscape. It is key to this function to execute low-hanging fruits penetration tests, drive retesting activities, coordination with external security testing firms globally and defining a long-term strategy. With your contributions, you make Swiss Re's Cyber Defense more cyber resilient and with that, Swiss Re makes the world more resilient!


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Continuously improve existing process and develop long-term strategy for Penetration Testing service;
  • Manage and coordinate planning, execution, reporting, and follow-up activities of web application and infrastructure penetration tests;
  • Monitor, track, and report of action items resulting from the penetration tests;
  • Compile lessons learned sessions and education material for IT developers and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Relationship management with internal stakeholders and external security companies providing penetration tests;
  • Perform low-hanging fruits penetration tests and drive remediation and retesting activities;
  • Liaise with global teams from IT application owners, information security experts, and chief information security officers.


About the Team


The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) function is the principal point for cyber and information security activities across Swiss Re. We have the role to oversee security governance, risk and compliance, define and advance the company's cyber security concepts as well as carry out the implementation of necessary security capabilities. Do you want to contribute directly to Swiss Re's Cyber Preparedness and support our Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) team in their offensive security mission? This is what your role as Penetration Tester is all about.


About You


  • Experienced in information security and penetration testing;
  • Good understanding of software development and architecture;
  • Sound understanding of security frameworks (ISO27001/2, NIST, OWASP Top 10);
  • Experience with vulnerability management and penetration testing tools (BurpSuit, nmap, Qualys, etc);
  • Analytical thinking, structured approach to address complex matters;
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and unambiguously to both business and technical audiences;
  • Experienced in continuous service and process improvement and automation;
  • Strong communication and writing skills; proficiency in English is required, other languages are a plus;
  • You are a great teammate, ambitious, focused and like international relationships;
  • You are curious, like to drive things forward, raise your voice for improvement and possess a great interest in learning new things.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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