Intermediate Ethical Hacker

Full Time
Culpeper, VA
Areas of Interest: Exploitation Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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The global provider of secure financial messaging
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SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 10.500 customers in 215 countries and territories.


Our employees are the foundation of this success.


SWIFT has an unique corporate mindset, where diversity, personal development and networking are actively encouraged. And we think you'll like our office culture, built around the way we work to achieve a healthier work/life balance.


If you want to be part of our dynamic, multi-cultural institution with over 2400 employees of 75 nationalities, in 26 offices worldwide, then explore the vast opportunities, rewards and internationally competitive packages that are waiting for you here at SWIFT.


SWIFT has developed a very strong security program over the last 2 decades. In light of ever increasing cyber arms race and following the ‘assume breach’ principle, we are now expanding our security portfolio with a cyber-security red team. This new team of highly skilled, technical security experts, reporting to the CISO, will amongst other activities conduct secure ethical hacking, penetration testing, intrusion testing and other advanced security operations against SWIFT’s security architecture, designs, implementations, and operations of our products and services.



  • Provide expertise in performing ethical hacking and red teaming practices at SWIFT, covering the full attack life cycle (from reconnaissance, delivery, exploitation, command and control, to exfiltration)
  • Provide expertise in developing campaigns and war games against SWIFT operational activities running on a wide variety of systems (HP UX, Windows, LINUX, Oracle, IOS, and more)
  • Develop and operate the ethical hacking tactics techniques and procedures (TTPs) of SWIFT’s Red Team in support of SWIFT’s CISO’s definition and implementation of the security strategy
  • Assist in establishing, operating and maintaining SWIFT’s Cyber Practice Field infrastructure for supporting the above activities as well as helping other internal teams test and customize security tools and infrastructure for operations
  • Work closely with SWIFT’s "Blue Team" in creating courses of action (COAs) to mitigate existing threats and vulnerabilities
  • Identify required security improvements and develop internal communications and briefings to other operational teams as require
  • Stay abreast of current vulnerability / exploit techniques and analyze how they could potentially affect SWIFT
  • Education – Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent majoring in Computer Sciences or related disciplines
  • 2+ years demonstrated past experience in ethical hacking such as penetration testing, vulnerability testing, intrusion testing or other red team-like operations
  • 2+ years of experience in hands-on technical information security operations
  • Demonstrated experience in performing one or more of the underlying practices: forensics, malware development, computer network attack, computer network exploitation, computer security operations or monitoring
  • Demonstrated experience performing web application assessment using both automated and manual techniques
  • Strong engineering knowledge either in software development, network topology or IT security operations
  • Should be able to equally handle hands-on technical related problems or issues.
  • The person should have deep technical analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong knowledge of security operations, aggressor tactics, techniques and procedures or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of aggressor tools and supporting tools
  • Ability to explain vulnerabilities and remediation techniques in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team oriented environment
  • Information security related certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) are a plus.

What we offer:

SWIFT Manassas is one of two offices in the Virginia area, located a short drive from Washington DC. Over 200 employees enjoy a busy social calendar with events throughout the year, as well as being heavily involved in charitable work, with partners such as United Way, Toys for Tots and more.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus with exceptional benefits /100% company paid Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Excellent training and career development opportunities
  • 4 weeks paid vacation & 12 Public Holidays
  • Company Functions & Community Outreach Programs

SWIFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.

As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres,

Financial Messaging, Security, Automation, Standards, Resilience, Payments, Securities, Consulting, Trade, Treasury, Connectivity, Compliance, Reference Data, Market Infrastructures, Matching, Business Intelligence, Sanctions, Interfaces
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Company Industry: Financial Services
Company Type: Public Company