Senior Consultant, Security Researcher - Cyber
London, United Kingdom
Our cyber practice is a fast-growing community of industry leading experts. The practice covers Assurance, Compliance, Security Operations, Offensive Security and Security Research. It is critical that the relevance and quality of the services tha we provide is maintained and augmented and that the team members have every opportunity to grow and learn with the organisation.
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Security Researcher to join our dynamic cybersecurity team.
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors, along with hands-on experience in conducting in-depth security research. As a Security Researcher, you will play a crucial role in identifying, analysing, and mitigating security risks to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our client's information assets.
Due to the nature of the client engagements, every employee needs to be able to achieve Security Clearance.
This means that you need to have the right to take up employment within the UK, do not have or require any visa to work, and have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years without any gap(s) totalling more than 6 months.
As an employer we believe in facilitating a flexible work pattern whilst taking into consideration operational requirements, client and individual needs. We are proud of our hybrid work pattern that typically sees employees in the office for a minimum of 2 days per week.
You should be able to easily commute to our London office. For some roles/projects, travel to the clients offices will be required and the frequency is often determined by the client.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of 6point6. We welcome applicants with different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds, and are proud to have an organisational culture where employees can bring their authentic selves to work.
Key responsibilities of the role are summarised below:
· Research and Development:
o Stay proactive in researching emerging technologies and trends in cybersecurity
o Contribute to the development of innovative security solutions to enhance client organisation's security posture
· Security Assessments:
o Perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessments on applications, systems, and networks
o Document and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders, along with recommended remediation measures
· Threat Intelligence Analysis:
o Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques
· Vulnerability Research:
o Conduct in-depth analysis of software, hardware, and network vulnerabilities
o Collaborate with development teams to provide recommendations for mitigating vulnerabilities in client systems
· Security Tool Development:
o Develop and maintain security tools to aid in the identification and mitigation of security risks
You will have:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, Information Security, or a related field.·
Proven experience in security research, vulnerability analysis, and threat intelligence
· Strong understanding of common attack vectors, exploits, and malware
· Proficiency in scripting and programming languages such as Python, Ruby, or Bash
· Hands-on experience with penetration testing tools and frameworks
· Knowledge of network protocols, systems, and applications security
· Familiarity with security standards and frameworks (ISO 27001, NIST, OWASP)
· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
· Certifications such as CSTM, CTM, OSCP are a plus
· Analytical mindset with a strong attention to detail
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
· Continuous learner with a passion for staying ahead in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity
· Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively
As a technology consultancy, we look for people who can deliver both exceptional technical solutions and work as true partners to the organisations we support. To do this you must be able to:
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, demonstrated through:
- Effectively explain complex technical solutions to a non-technical audience
- Writing meaningfully to deliver clear information, and guidance
- Giving impactful presentations, articulating clearly key points
Demonstrate critical thinking by:
- Analysing and evaluating information
- Using information gathered to present solutions and reach decisions
- Displaying familiarity and comfort with a breadth of technologies (appropriate to the level of the role) and an appreciation of how they can be combined and applied to solve customer problems.
Work in partnership with others to:
- Effectively manage both internal and external stakeholders to ensure synergy
- Collaborate meaningfully with all parties to ensure outcomes are reached effectively
Whilst having experience in a consultancy is beneficial, demonstrable experience in working with clients/external partners in other settings will always be considered.
During your career with us, we actively encourage and support employees to continually upskill and develop their skills and knowledge.
Who are 6point6, part of Accenture?
Now part of Accenture, 6point6 drives the right change in every organisation through the positive impact of technology. Leading with strategy, architecture, and design, we connect cloud, data, and cyber to engineer and deliver large-scale, complex transformations across public and private sectors.
We help organisations realise the value of their business strategy, allowing them to engage in a more meaningful way with their end customers. Our clients work with us because they know for us it’s never just about the project at hand. It’s about creating lasting partnerships built on trust and enabling their long-term success.
We have lead offices in central London and Manchester, as well as access to other Accenture office locations around the UK.
6point6 strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. We champion diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. A number of employee-led groups work with us to create a unique, fun and fulfilling environment that contributes positively to our culture and our corporate social responsibility commitments.
We are fully committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people and operate a zero tolerance culture towards any discrimination.
Irrespective of your needs, and no matter how small, please let the Recruitment Team know if there are any ways that we can support you during the hiring process.
From health and wellness to lifestyle and finances, we have your best interests at heart.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes all the standard offerings you’d expect like company bonus plan, pension, private medical, life assurance and income protection. Employee wellbeing is also of the utmost importance to us and we have many benefits supporting wellbeing including an employee assistance programme, life coaching, a cycle to work scheme with bike storage and much more.
Our people shape our culture and our values are embedded into everything we do.
HUMAN: We celebrate our differences and bring our authentic selves to work. We are one, inclusive, team.
DEDICATED: We are dedicated to each other, our clients and to our profession. We care.
HONEST: We embrace transparency, act with integrity and encourage everyone to speak openly.
BRAVE: We empower each other to make bold decisions, to take ownership and to challenge with respect.
We are a disability confident committed employer.
If you have access requirements and would like to discuss with us, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰
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