Cybersecurity Traditional Penetration Tester - Mid-Level - TGEC

Job Locations US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2024 5:36 AM)
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Cybersecurity Traditional Penetration Tester – Mid Level - TGEC


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Cybersecurity Traditional Penetration Tester located at Eglin AFB, FL, supporting the Astrion Air Force Division, that can help us form and manage multi-skilled test team members and efforts to conduct system security analysis on systems and/or software to understand and identify vulnerabilities. 

This position provides support to the 48th Cyberspace Test Squadron at Eglin AFB, FL, and the DOD Cybersecurity community, to plan and conduct Cybersecurity Developmental and Operational Test & Evaluation for major DoD programs.


If you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment involving telework and in-office work, learning new technology areas, and getting involved with exciting and new military systems across the country, this is the place for you. We provide a number of opportunities to learn, ranging from on-the-job training with other team members, to formal courses for unique technology areas.

Eglin AFB, FL





  • Technical Bachelor’s degree, or additional years of qualifying experience
  • A minimum of 3-10 years of work experience, or additional years’ experience for degree substitution
  • An active Secret security clearance is required for consideration, with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. (U.S. Citizenship Required)
  • DoD Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 3 certification (CSSP/CASP+) in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M DoD 8570 directives required within the first six months of employment
  • Job experience in Aircraft, Weapon, Cloud, and/or Traditional Internet Protocol system architectures/ avionics
  • Passionate about cybersecurity and delivering test reports that exceed expectations 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences, analytical and problem-solving skills, organization and decision-making skills, and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with industry cybersecurity frameworks and standards, such as NIST, ISO 27001, and SOC 2
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity testing methodologies and tools, such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and risk assessments
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, and experience managing diverse teams
  • Excellent self-initiative and self-motivation with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in small and large team settings to solve complex problems
  • Ability to travel up to 15-20 weeks per year, potentially to worldwide sites


  • Knowledge in the Cybersecurity Assess and Authorize (A&A) process to support DoD acquisition programs through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process
  • Knowledge of DOD acquisition process
  • Experience with DOD development and/or operational testing
  • Experience with aircraft and weapon systems testing/evaluation
  • Understanding of network security/engineering
  • Active Certifications: CISSP or CASP+



  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders across the Air Force, including leadership, technical personnel, and vendors
  • Develop test strategies for cybersecurity testing on DOD systems
  • Manage a team of cybersecurity professionals, providing direction and guidance as needed
  • Track test requirements for team and assist team in meeting those requirements
  • Plan or coordinate system security analysis on systems and/or software to understand and identify vulnerabilities
  • Provide oversite of cyber test events, to include test planning, coordination, execution, analysis, and reporting
  • Implement testing policies and procedures that align with Air Force cybersecurity policies and standards
  • Attend meetings with customers to help test team prepare for events
  • Document and communicate test results effectively to technical and non-technical user groups in written and oral formats in a timely and effective manner
  • Stay up to date on emerging cybersecurity threats and trends, and adjust testing plans and procedures as needed to mitigate new risks

What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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