Penetration Tester (Ref. No.: 88689)

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 1 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role

Are you a creative person and looking for a job to make Swiss Re and the world more cyber resilient? This is your chance to join the newly formed Cyber Preparedness team within our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) organization. Preparedness is key and requires talent to understand business critical processes, analytical problem solving, and technical understanding of our continuously changing threat landscape. It is key to this function to execute low-hanging fruits penetration tests, drive retesting activities and coordination with external security testing firms globally. With your contributions, you make Swiss Re's Cyber Defense more cyber resilient and with that, Swiss Re makes the world more resilient!

Your responsibilities will include:
• Manage and coordinate planning, execution, reporting, and follow-up activities of web application penetration tests;
• Monitor, track, and report of action items resulting from the penetration tests;
• Compile lessons learned sessions for IT developers and other relevant stakeholders;
• Consult internal stakeholders during the gap implementation process;
• Relationship management with internal stakeholders and external security companies providing penetration tests;
• Perform low-hanging fruits penetration tests to verify closure of identified gaps;
• Liaise with global teams from IT application owners, information security experts, and chief information security officers.

About the Team

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) function is the principal point for cyber and information security activities across Swiss Re. We have the role to oversee security governance, risk and compliance, define and advance the company's cyber security concepts as well as carry out the implementation of necessary security capabilities. Do you want to contribute directly to Swiss Re's Cyber Preparedness and support our Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) team in their offensive security mission? This is what your role as Penetration Tester is all about.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Personality requirements and skills

About You

• Experienced in information security and penetration testing;
• Good understanding of software development and architecture;
• Sound understanding of security frameworks (ISO27001/2, NIST, OWASP Top 10);
• Experience with vulnerability management and penetration testing tools (BurpSuit, nmap, Qualys, etc);
• Analytical thinking, structured approach to address complex matters;
• Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and unambiguously to both business and technical audiences;
• Experienced in continuous service and process improvement and automation;
• Strong communication and writing skills; proficiency in English is required, other languages are a plus;
• You are a great teammate, ambitious, focused and like international relationships;
• You are curious, like to drive things forward, raise your voice for improvement and possess a great interest in learning new things.

We are looking forward to your application!

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Brief description of the company

As the world 's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Contact person: Tomas Balogh

ID: 3866052  Dátum zverejnenia: 7.2.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month