Cybersecurity Specialist Job Description Template

Get started with this cybersecurity specialist job description template, customize it, and post it to the job boards you want. Hiring for more jobs? Try out enlist →

Have a knack for spotting vulnerabilities in computer networks and software systems? We have a job opening for you. We are looking for a cybersecurity specialist to join our engineering team.

As a cybersecurity specialist you will be assessing systems, networks and software for vulnerabilities. You will conduct remote and on-site assessment, perform penetration tests and configure servers. You will also assist in designing security protocols and tools for threat detection and mitigation.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and record vulnerabilities in information systems
  • Perform security audits on networks and computer systems
  • Perform penetration tests and generate assessment reports
  • Assist in the development of various security protocols
  • Design and develop software tools to detect and patch vulnerabilities
  • Adhere to data security and privacy guidelines
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest developments in information security
    technologies

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in information security
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or IT
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems (desktop and server)
  • Experience with common cybersecurity tools and frameworks like Metasploit
  • Working knowledge of network systems and protocols including wireless technologies
  • Some familiarity with software development models and paradigms
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages (Python, C++, Bash etc.)
  • Experience with penetration testing tools and protocols
  • Good written communication and effective documentation skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision