Job Opening:

Senior Federal Penetration Tester


As a Senior Federal Penetration Tester with A-LIGN, you will be part of a dedicated team whose sole purpose is to test and improve the security of our clients’ systems and data, across a wide range of industries. In this role, you will utilize a broad range of tools and will constantly evolve to discover new vulnerabilities and security weaknesses.

Your responsibilities will include planning and executing penetration testing under the direction of a member of the management team.

This position is open nationwide and will work from home- candidates living anywhere in the United States can apply.

REPORTS TO: Managing Consultant



  • Execute internal, external, wireless, and web application pen tests
  • Execute social engineering tests, including phishing, vishing, and physical
  • Execute Vulnerability scans and assessments
  • Compile and write client reports
  • Navigate the Kali system from the command line only
  • Create, modify, move, and write files and documents from the command line only
  • Create and write Bash scripts from the command line
  • Reimage devices and virtual machines with Kali Linux
  • Execute Web App, Database, and Infrastructure Scanning



Master's or bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, management information systems, computer science, or relevant discipline


  • At least 2 years of experience performing network and application pen tests
  • Proven experience with DoD Special Publications and Instructions
  • Proven knowledge of FISMA/FedRAMP methodologies
  • Experience with NIST 800-53 framework
  • Familiar with Burp Suite Scanner
  • Strong understanding of AWS/Azure Cloud Architecture


Current C|EH, OSCP, or other related certification


  • Familiarity with a text editor, Nano, Vi, etc
  • Knowledge of nMap tool and flag options
  • Solid knowledge of networking, creating SSH tunnels, and listening for them on a receiving device
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and well spoken
  • Ability to work individually as well as collaboratively
  • A high degree of motivation


  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan 
  • Technology Allowance 
  • Parking Allowance
  • 401 (K) Plan  
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Disability Insurance 
  • Employer Paid Health, Vision, Dental 
  • Paid Office Closure December 24-January 1 
  • Paid Holidays Schedule 
  • Certification Reimbursement 
  • Competitive Bonus Structure 
  • TSA PreCheck Reimbursement 
  • Flu Shot Reimbursement