Red Team Cyber Operator

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

Aperio Global, LLC

Aperio Global transforms data to enable operational decision-making to solve emerging challenges in cybersecurity, information analysis, and every task that comes next.

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NOTE: US Citizens with a current TS/SCI clearance need only apply!

Aperio Global is seeking a Red Cyber Operator to join our dynamic team in Ft. Belvoir, VA. As a Red Cyber Operator at Aperio Global, specializing in advanced assessments, you will emulate potential adversaries' cyber reconnaissance, exploitation techniques, and attack capabilities against targeted missions, systems, networks, components, or capabilities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Execute computer network operations globally to strengthen information system security, identify intrusions and vulnerabilities, and recommend mitigation strategies for official U.S. government organizations.
  • Utilize offensive computer network expertise to emulate potential adversaries' cyber techniques and attack capabilities on behalf of senior DoD stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of offensive cyber concepts, including reconnaissance, infiltration, internal network pivoting, and data exfiltration during red cyber assessments.
  • Maintain situational awareness during threat emulation-based exploitation and operations.
  • Perform remote operations from DTRA HQ at Ft. Belvoir, VA, and/or travel to various CONUS/OCONUS sites for on-site operations.
  • Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives on adversarial behavior and attacks for high-level customers, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Combatant Commands.
  • Write high-level technical reports, develop briefings, and document findings for senior DoD officials, enabling informed decision-making.
  • Build and develop assessment-specific tools to emulate adversarial threats and attacks, demonstrating and exploiting vulnerabilities in sensitive mission-critical networks and systems.
  • Analyze operational TTPs, create tools and scripts, and mentor Red Cyber Operators to automate and advance red cyber operational processes.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance is required
  • 5-8 years of experience with Red Cyber Operations
  • Red Cyber Operators must meet both Apprentice Operator and Journeyman Operator requirements within the prescribed timelines. They should also be capable of performing the advanced red cyber assessment-specific role of Assessment Technical Lead.
  • IAT Level III certification as defined in DoDD 8570.01, 8570.01-M, 8140.01-03, and as amended.

Desired Skills/Certifications:

  • Red Team Apprentice Course (RTAC)
  • Red Team Journeyman Course (RTJC)
  • Certified Red Team Operator (CRTO) certification
  • Offensive SolarWinds Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Exploit Researcher & Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAP)

4 days in the Office 1 day remote-

Travel-0-10% some possible but local


At Aperio Global, we understand the value of investing in our most important asset—our employees. That's why we have crafted a comprehensive benefits package designed to help you make the best decision for yourself, your family and your lifestyle. For additional details, contact our talent acquisition team.

Aperio Global fosters a diverse work environment and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other distinction protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Free Food & Snacks
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Tags: Clearance DoD DoDD 8140 DoDD 8570 Exploit GIAC GPEN GXPN OSCP Red team TS/SCI TTPs Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Health care Insurance

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