Are you spending your free time solving CTF’s and keeping up with the latest trends in the cyber security field? We are looking for a self-driven team player who is willing to learn new things and share their knowledge and experiences.
Are your ready for a challenge? Test out your hacking skills by solving The Nixu Challenge! If you solve the challenge you will get an opportunity to drop your CV to us directly from the challenge page. Remember to mention that you are applying for the Penetrations Tester Trainee position. However, solving the challenge is not a requirement for this potion, but an optional way to apply. You can also apply directly for the position through this job advertisement.
About the role
We are now looking for a Summer Trainee, Penetration Testing for our Security Engineering Team. This position is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The trainee period starts flexibly in May/June and lasts for 3 months.
You will be joining a team of security specialists advising our customers as they rely on us to find vulnerabilities in their network setups, web and mobile applications, physical devices or cloud deployments among others. The benefit of being exposed to so many different situations is that you will be constantly building your knowledge and skill set while keeping up with the latest trends in the security field.
As a Summer Trainee in penetration testing, your main task is to learn more about how networks and applications are security assessed and how to create professional reports of your findings. If you are ready for it, you’ll get the chance to work in a real-life assignment together with an experienced colleague.
Your daily work will include:
- Identify and exploit vulnerabilities in applications, systems and networks.
- Document technical issues identified during security assessments: describe, provide reproduction and remediation steps and classify their severity according to industry standards.
- Interact with colleagues and customers in a collaborative, consultative manner to deliver results, provide feedback and remediation recommendations on penetration testing findings
You’ll have the following:
- Basic level of understanding of penetration testing, for example, through solving CTF challenges or doing bug bounties as a hobby
- Experience with hacking tools such as Burp Suite, NMAP, Nessus or Metasploit.
- Good spoken and written English and Swedish is a must for this position.
Great communication skills and an eagerness to learn and jump into new situations is essential for long term success. Previous work experience is not required for this position. This position also requires either Swedish citizenship due to customers’ regulations.
We are looking for people who embrace our ways of working – always aiming for higher quality and finding new ways to improve ourselves and our performance.
The following elements are considered as a bonus:
- Having a background in programming
- Having some of the following security certifications:
- Offensive Security certifications
- Penetration Tester
- Web Application Penetration Tester
- Certified Incident Handler
- Certified Intrusion Analyst
Be one of us
As Nixuans, we are passionate about cyber security and take pride in the way we are impacting the society we live in. We encourage you to excel professionally through certification, knowledge sharing or doing more demanding cases. At Nixu, you'll have 500 colleagues who share an interest in cyber security with you. Our life is not only about work, we also like having fun and sharing hobbies with colleagues. If you are into floorball, golf, music, or anything else, we support Nixuans in having hobbies with coworkers in our Hobby Clubs.
At Nixu, we offer an environment where you can learn and develop new skills and continuously challenge yourself. You'll get support from some of the top talents in the industry and get to learn by doing. As a cyber security trainee you will be working with more experienced colleagues on a variety of customers and cases. Every trainee will get a tutor who guides you in the field of cyber security.
We are embarking on an exciting journey - Nixu is combining forces with DNV and Applied Risk, with the goal of creating a leading European cyber security services business. This brings more opportunities for our consultants to hone their skills in cyber security. Join us on an exciting adventure of growth, meaningful work, and shaping the future through cyber security!
We are excited to connect with you, so please apply today!
Need more information?
If you have any questions regarding this position, please reach out to the hiring manager in Sweden Mikael Lagström (title), mikael.lagstrom[at]nixu.com
A security background check will be a part of the recruitment process.