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Specialist, Red Team Ethical Hacking

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The Technology Risk & Information Security team is seeking a mid to senior level network security penetration tester to join the Northern Trust Red-Team. The Red-Team is responsible for testing and helping improve Northern Trust’s resiliency to cyber threats by simulating real world attacks. As a Red-Team member you will use tactics employed by cyber threat actors to proactively test Northern Trust’s ability to detect, react, and adapt to attacks. 

As a penetration tester on the Red-Team, you will: 

• Conduct Blue-Team exercises and provide remediation assistance 

• Perform network level penetration testing against internal and external targets 

• Document technical issues identified throughout the assessment process and clearly communicate status to internal teams (including Management & Development Teams) 

• Maintains knowledge of changing technologies, attack methods, emerging threat landscape within information security and vulnerability realms

• Research and develop security testing tools for use by the Red-Team 

• Cross-train team members

Required Experience

BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.  

Experience in a security consulting role

Experience performing network security assessments including wireless

Experience with network/wireless analysis tools, and vulnerability scanners (Nmap, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Kismet, etc.)

Experience with VoIP Security & War Dialing

Experience with social engineering techniques (remote pre-texting, spear phishing, etc.)

Experience physical security assessments (lock picking, camera evasion, etc.)
Familiarity with various network architectures, network services, system types, network devices, development platforms and software suites

Experience developing custom scripts or tools

Strong technical writing and communication skills

Experience Requested

Experience scoping engagements and developing technical proposals

Strong programming skills

Experience in developing proof-of-concept exploit examples 

Experience writing custom exploits and modules in Metasploit, Cobalt Strike, and/or Powershell Empire

Experience in a financial services environment

Relevant Certifications (OSCE, OSCP)


For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.


As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets 

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