Penetration Tester

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


As a Penetration Tester you will play an important part in keeping our networks and systems secure as part of our experienced in-house testing team. You will be working with the latest tools and techniques and supporting our broader technical security team to ensure your findings and remedial work are risk assessed and addressed.  A broad range of technologies will be in the testing remit, including applications, APIs, infrastructure, cloud, firmware and mobile applications. Independent working will see you own an engagement from scoping through to reporting and report handover. This is an excellent opportunity to test multiple technologies as part of an in-house team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and running targeted pen tests: identifying, prioritising, and documenting remediation options for tested assets.
  • Supporting business projects in the form of offering a leading security testing service, including detailed scoping, reporting, and testing activities.
  • Engaging with stakeholders and service owners within TalkTalk.
  • Assisting in compliance projects.
  • Helping embed security standards across the business.
  • Code reviews.
  • Contributing to incident support via pentesting techniques and methodologies.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge on industry trends and best practices.
  • Working on your own to deadlines.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3+ years of in-depth hands-on security testing different technologies within the Web Application, Infrastructure, and Cloud space.
  • A recognised qualification relating to Penetration Testing & Security – (e.g., CEH, CISSP, CREST, eCPPT, OSCP/OSCE, PNPT, Tiger Scheme, SANS)

Be Nice to Have

  • Mobile testing experience
  • Firmware testing experience

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

    We want you to feel good at work — and not just because you’re doing great things for our customers. We run lots of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


Penetration Tester

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT

Contract Type: Full Time