Security Test Engineer

Oakland, California | Freelance | Job ID #44920 |
Posted Last Week

Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for Security Test Engineer (Security Analyst) with our client, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving quality health and social services through policy and technology solutions. As a Security Analyst, you join the team to manage their DAST, SAST and vulnerability scanning program. In this position the Security Analyst will be overseeing the automated web and host scanning program as well as running ad hoc scans, providing vulnerability metrics and reports, and consulting on remediation to the software development organization.

This is a contract to hire opportunity that kicks off ASAP!

This role sits either onsite in Sacramento or Oakland, CA.


  • Validate DAST and SAST findings
  • Triage bug bounty reports
  • Maintain and operate Rapid 7’s App Spider web vulnerability scanner
  • Maintain and operate Tennable’s Nessus vulnerability scanner
  • Conduct ad hoc web security testing using Acunetix, BurpSuite, WPScan and OWASP ZAP
  • Maintain vulnerability reports and provide monthly remediation reports
  • Stay current with industry best practices and FOSS security testing tools
  • May will require one late evening per week


  • Minimum 1 year experience with a dynamic code analysis tool such as Rapid 7 AppSpider or HPE WebInspect
  • An AA degree or higher in a related field or a CEH, OSCP or equivalent certificate
  • 1 year experience with a host vulnerability scanner such as Tennable Nessus or Rapid 7 Nexpose
  • Ability to validate/audit scanner findings for both web and host vulnerabilities
  • Ability to explain web security vulnerabilities in plain English
  • Ability to assess the risk of a scan finding as opposed to taking the default severity score
  • .NET code experience a strong plus


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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