Dudley Zengeza
June 18, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type


A Cape Town based Financial Institution that leverage technology to ensure they remain ahead of the competitions requires a Cyber Security Penetration Tester.

You will be required to simulate cyber-attacks against the groups’ computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. Attempt to breach a number of application systems, (e.g., application protocol interfaces (APIs), frontend/backend servers) to uncover vulnerabilities, such as unsanitized inputs that are susceptible to code injection attacks.


  • 4+ years of Ethical Hacking experience
  • Relevant certification (OSCP, CASS, CEPT, CPT, CCTHP, CRTOP, CISSP, CEH, GPEN, OSCE)
  • Strong technical background and knowledge
  • Exposure to red team testing
  • Exposure to threat hunting
  • Exposure to identifying and exploiting attack paths to critical assets
  • Exposure to cyber attack frameworks (MITRE, Cyber Kill Chain)

Technologies Required:

  • Knowledge of C++, C, C#, Python, Scripting
  • Good coding ability
  • Technical Cyber-attack frameworks

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of CBEST, CREST and TIBER
  • Banking experience
  • Technical IT qualification at Bachelors/Masters Level
  • Hobbies hacking things


  • Reverse engineering, coding, finding bugs in software/hardware
  • Help establish a red team in the bank
  • Ethical person
  • Have theoretical knowledge of hacking
  • Have practical experience in hacking
  • Deep technical understanding in Linux and Windows operating systems

Reference Number for this position is DZ50040 which is a permanent position based in Cape Town offering a cost to company salary @750k pa CTC negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Dudley on dudleyz@e-merge.co.za  or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities

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