Penetration Tester

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

Motorola Solutions is building talent pipelines to meet future hiring demands. This is a pipeline role, while there may not be an immediate opening, we want to build relationships with prospective candidates. If your background is a match to our requirements, we will follow up with an exploratory conversation.

Job Description

  • Assist in scoping and executing prospective engagements.
  • Understand and safely use various open source penetration testing tools and when appropriate, emulating hacker tactics, techniques, procedures.
  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for various consumers of penetration testing results.
  • Estimated work load is 1-3 assessments per month, consisting of a 1-2-week assessments including report writing.
  • While in-between assessments, you will be expected to improve any existing processes, develop tools, and potentially find new clients and perspective hires.
  • Develop scripts, tools, or methodologies to enhance MSI's penetration testing processes.

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a technical field
  • Minimum of one (GPEN, CEH, and/or GWAPT) certification required
  • Must have or be willing to get Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification within 6 months
  • 2-5 years' experience in at least three of the following:
    • Network penetration testing and manipulation of network infrastructure
    • Web Application Penetration Testing
    • Email, phone, or physical social-engineering assessments
    • Shell scripting or automation of simple tasks using Perl, Python, or Ruby
    • Developing, extending, or modifying exploits, shellcode or exploit tools
    • Developing applications in C#, ASP, .NET, Objective C, Go, or Java (J2EE)
    • Reverse engineering malware, data obfuscators, or ciphers
    • Source code review for control flow and security flaws
  • Strong knowledge of tools used for wireless, web application, and network security testing
  • Thorough understanding of network protocols, data on the wire, and covert channels
  • Solid understanding of Unix/Linux/Mac/Windows operating systems, including bash and PowerShell

Preferred Skills
  • OSCE, or OSWE or SANS certification
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Ability to successfully interface with clients (internal and external)
  • Ability to document and explain technical details in a concise, understandable manner
  • Ability to manage and balance own time among multiple tasks, and lead junior staff when required

Basic Requirements

Must be eligible for U.S. TOP SECRET security clearance.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:
  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


San Antonio, TX
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