Penetration Tester, Offensive Security Operations (Network/Cloud/Application) - USDS

TikTok

4.5

(6)

New York, NY

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.
  • #X3183A

    Position summary

    is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
    Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
    To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
    At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
    Join us.

    About The Team
    As an Application Security Penetration Tester, you will validate security controls around web resources and mobile applications and their backend web services for TikTok. Work with a team of security testing professionals to enhance existing services offerings and security testing capabilities and conduct hands on technical testing focused on identification of OWASP type vulnerabilities in both web application and mobile applications.

    To succeed in this role the candidate will possess breadth and depth of knowledge in security of operating systems, networking and protocols, firewalls, databases and middleware applications, forensics, scripting and programing. All Application Security Penetration Testers are expected to continuously improve their tradecraft through research, to add breadth and depth to their knowledge a part of the Offensive Security Operations team.

    In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, among other things, at this time, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office 3 days a week, or as directed by their manager/department. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop/modify custom tooling to solve new needs
    • Build relationships with engineering teams to drive TikTok to a mature security state
    • Conduct full exploitation operations in Windows and *nix environments
    • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences
    • Communicate findings and strategy to client stakeholders, including technical staff, executive leadership, and legal counsel
    • Perform innovative research and promote an environment of innovation and knowledge sharing
    • Perform web application testing, mobile application testing, network penetration testing, and source code reviews
    • Utilize attacker tools, tactics, and procedures to perform analysis and identify vulnerabilities
    • Implement static and dynamic security testing as part of an automated application security testing process
    • Other Cybersecurity operational and project initiatives responsibilities to be assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors' Degree or industry equivalent work experience in IT, Computer Engineering or a similar field
    • 5+ years of experience performing application penetration tests
    • Well-rounded background in application, network, and system security
    • Experience with using, administering, and troubleshooting different flavors of Linux
    • Experience working in Windows environments
    • Experience with reading, writing, and editing code written in various programming languages, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, C/C++, C#, and Java
    • Experience with Burp Suite Pro, including identification and usage of relevant plugins
    • Experience with security assessment tools, including Nessus, Accunetix, Metasploit, or Cobalt Strike
    • Experience with conducting reverse engineering on mobile applications, including applications with anti-emulator and obfuscation protections
    • Open to travel as the need arises to perform testing on-site e.g. Data centers, office locations etc. (Estimated Frequency: once in 2-3 months)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Industry certifications such as OSCP, OSCE, OSWE, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, or GXPN
    • Contributions to the security community such as research, public CVEs, bug-bounty recognitions, open-source projects, blogs, publications, etc
    • Experience with server administration, TCP/IP networking, vulnerability identification and exploitation, vulnerability exploit code development, offensive security operation coordination and communication, vulnerability tracking and remediation, mobile testing
    • Experience with methodologies on both static and dynamic analysis for different application types and platforms
    • Experience working with Web Application Firewalls
    • Securing, testing, having a good understanding of API vulnerabilities and how to address them

    TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

    TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at [email protected]

    Data Security Statement
    This role requires the ability to work with and support systems designed to protect sensitive data and information. As such, this role will be subject to strict national security-related screening.

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    Job Information

    [For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

    The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $145000 - $250000 annually.

    Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

    Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

    We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

    Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

    We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

    Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.