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Network Penetration Engineer

Position Description


Lion’s Gate Security Solutions and Training is a leader in the cybersecurity industry. We are a national firm that works with federal, state, and local governments as well as corporations to ensure that their information and assets remain protected in a world of ongoing cyber threats.  Lion’s Gate’s professional team of IT Engineers consists of network, cloud and data center engineers, network penetration specialist, project managers, as well as IT consultants. Each person is selected for Lion’s Gate based on their field expertise, work ethic, and professionalism.


1.0 Position Overview

We are looking for a capable Network Penetration Engineer, who enjoys technical work and possesses both deep and wide expertise in the ethical hacking. Lion’s Gate is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Network Penetration Engineer. This position is responsible for evaluating the security of an organization's IT infrastructure by continuously assessing and exploiting vulnerabilities to find out where hacking threats may lie.


2.0 Essential Functions

  1. Perform formal penetration tests on web-based applications, networks and computer systems

  2. Conduct physical security assessments of servers, systems and network devices

  3. Design and create new penetration tools and tests

  4. Probe for vulnerabilities in web applications, fat/thin client applications and standard applications

  5. Pinpoint methods that attackers could use to exploit weaknesses and logic flaws

  6. Employ social engineering to uncover security holes (e.g. poor user security practices or password policies)

  7. Incorporate business considerations (e.g. loss of earnings due to downtime, cost of engagement, etc.) into security strategies

  8. Research, document and discuss security findings with management and IT teams

  9. Review and define requirements for information security solutions

  10. Work on improvements for security services, including the continuous enhancement of existing methodology material and supporting assets

  11. Provide feedback and verification as an organization fixes security issues


 3.0 Competencies

  • Knowledge of vulnerabilities and exploits outside of tool suites.

  • Willingness to continually learn.

  • Understanding of secure web communications and technologies.

  • Ability to script or write code.

  • Demonstrated good judgment and proactive approach in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create technical documentation and system diagrams.

  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and tasks to effectively meet deadlines, and ability to lead, and own projects.


4.0 Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Cyber-Security, Networking, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field required, equivalent work experience as a penetration testing may be substituted for education.

  • Minimum three years of experience in Metasploit, Cali-Linux LAN and WAN technologies, network design, network management, and penetration testing etc.

  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience performing Windows/Cisco system administration duties in a critical production environment.


5.0 Certifications

CompTIA Security+, CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing and Switching), CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker, GSEC / GCIH / GCIA: GIAC Security Certifications, CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional or Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)


6.0 Salary

To be determined based on the nature of the position being filled, education/certification, and work experience.


7.0 Equal Opportunity Employer

Lion’s Gate Security Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lion’s Gate Security Solutions will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 440-539-8382.

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