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Job Responsibilities : Cyber Security Research Consultant

Salary : $94000 per year


Location : Remote US

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Cyber Security Research Consultant…

In this role you will:

  • Participate in the research analysis design testing and implementation of medium to complex computer network security and protection technologies
  • Act as professional ethical penetration tester utilizing hacking tools to modify or create proof of concept exploits that mimic techniques of attackers to identify vulnerabilities and associate with a severity rating by deriving impact and ease of exploit
  • Review and analyze security vulnerabilities for the company’s networks application systems hardware infrastructure and emerging technologies to improve the enterprise information security posture
  • Perform basic computer security incident response activities and technical investigations of information security related incidents
  • Perform tests on networking devices appliance products and web based application
  • Present recommendations to the line of business on the inherent risks providing meaningful mitigation strategies
  • Provide guidance and leadership to more experienced Information Security Engineers and act as a mentor for theses engineers interested in penetration testing and offensive security
  • Perform security risk assessments to ensure compliance with corporate information security policies and adherence to best practices
  • Collaborate and consult with peers colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Interact with internal customers
  • Receive direction from leaders and exercise independent judgment while developing the knowledge to understand function policies procedures and compliance requirements
  • Help support automation for DAST as part of the secure SDLC
  • Conduct penetration testing / dynamic application security testing using both manual and automated testing tools.
  • Build attack model
  • Ensure that automated tests are completed successfully
  • Configure tools as required to be successful in evaluating applications
  • Validate all defects identified through testing
  • Triage & Disposition results and enforce time to fix guidance
  • Verify/validate defect fixes
  • Provide application security consulting SME support to developers
  • Assist developers with understanding of security defects and risk
  • Assist in defining acceptable solution to fix defects
  • Clearly document and Communicate Security risk to the business
  • Help maintain Security Coding Standards and Bug Bar as required
  • Assist in the Development of standards as required
  • Provide training and mentorship for other testers
  • Stay up to speed on 3rd party (inside and outside Wells Fargo) known security vulnerabilities
  • Develop and review malicious use cases/threat models
  • Maintain a broad understanding of security technologies and products
  • Actively participate on improving the security culture and education throughout the organization

Required Qualifications US:

  • 2+ years of Cyber Security Research experience or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience training military experience education
  • 6+ month of DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) experience
  • 1+ year of Python and PowerShell experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical writing: online documentation


Job posting location

  • This position has the potential to be 100% remote

Pay Range

$84000.00 – $149400.00 Annual


  • Information about Wells Fargo’s employee benefits

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo we believe in diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates regardless of race color gender national origin religion age sexual orientation gender identity gender expression genetic information individuals with disabilities pregnancy marital status status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit Market Financial Crimes Operational Regulatory Compliance) which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring governance risk identification and escalation as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation gender identity national origin disability or status as a protected veteran.

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