Pentest Architect


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Posted 1 month ago

Who We Are

Cobalt ( is a fast growing cybersecurity start-up headquartered in San Francisco. Cobalt is providing a Pentest as a Service platform which leverages the sharing economy to find global security talent to help secure companies and their users. We have Scandinavian roots, an American base and a global outlook. Our offices in San Francisco, Berlin, and remote roles are characterized by a fun, fast-paced and collaborative culture based on individual responsibility and ownership.

What You Would Do

We are looking for detail-oriented, highly organized Pentest Architect to help the Pen Test Delivery team continue to scale and deliver high quality, timely penetration tests to our customers. Ideal candidates have experience working with or working as a professional penetration tester and aren’t afraid to get technical with some of the world's most talented security researchers. You possess an impeccable attention to detail - with both the technical acuity to articulate both actual and perceived risk as well as an uncanny ability to ensure uniform, yet visually stimulating formatting to penetration testing deliverables.

  • Be the gatekeeper of quality for all deliverables. From proper english grammar and technical accuracy to ensuring clear risk articulation and practical remediation guidance.
  • Push the boundaries of the traditional “report” by continuously improving security metrics, reporting templates, and other opportunities to enhance Cobalt's penetration test reports.
  • Monitoring the delivery of active penetration tests from kickoff to report delivery and retest - ensuring customer and researcher needs are being met.
  • Escalate or immediately remove obstacles that arise during testing - ensuring swift resolution and smooth restoration of testing activity and customer satisfaction.
  • Assemble and schedule the strongest teams from the Cobalt Core to deliver Pen Testing as a Service engagements. 

You Must Have

  • Fluent english (written and spoken)
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Security, MIS, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred but not required
  • 3 - 5+ years of relevant experience as either a penetration tester or technical security writer or technical project management 
  • Consulting mindset / operates with a sense of urgency
  • Team player, effective communicator, and dependable
  • Professional demeanor over impersonal communication mediums (slack, email, etc.)
  • Unparalleled attention to detail
  • Submission of original sample penetration test reports will be required for consideration

Why You Should Join Us

  • Opportunity to join and grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry
  • Competitive compensation & attractive equity plan
  • 401(k) program to help you save for the future
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance benefits
  • Flexible paid time-off
Job tags: Penetration Tester Penetration testing Pen testing