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Penetration Testing Specialist

We are the Builders of ArgosTech and we are building the future of retail

We build technologies that customers and colleagues love and other builders respect. But we’re building more than technologies, we’re also building ourselves.

The future of retail technology won’t come from a single effort or invention, but rather from ArgosTech teams empowered to build that future. That’s why we invest in people and teams, not projects.

Our Engineering teams build new tech in greenfield status across several digital channels such as our Website (1B yearly visits), In Store Digital Tablets (12M+ monthly users), Mobile Apps (6M+ downloads) and 900 Retail Stores. We have been ranked the 2nd largest digital retailer in the UK and have just been awarded with 'Tech Retailer of The Year 2017.'

In the end, we expect to build the best place in the world to build the best tech in retail.

As such, customers, colleagues and shareholders are critically dependent on the security of these technologies and protection of our customers’ data to drive the continued success of our business.

This role will be responsible for testing all brand websites, white label sites, supplier sites, and infrastructure segments either directly or indirectly through the management of penetration test teams/vendors.

What you’ll be doing

Undertaking vulnerability assessments and or penetration tests of production websites, networks and infrastructure
Conducting end-to-end testing activities to identify vulnerabilities, recommend corrective actions and follow up on their remediation
Interpreting penetration test results into management responses so that the business can understand the importance of identified vulnerabilities in the context of business impact and the likelihood of threat realisation
Managing project managers’ expectations and delivering regular reports
Writing reports and technical documentation to be presented to business owners and project managers
Identifying remediation techniques and assisting the development with secure coding practices as appropriate
Maintaining professional accreditations
Maintaining Argos (and subsequent brands) industry position as a Secure retailer through industry engagement and active promotion of our brand
Writing and contributing to White Papers and research documents as part of both ongoing personal development and that of the Cyber Security team
Providing penetration testing training and mentoring to colleagues on projects and internal training courses as well as suggesting training options for individuals both in and outside of the team
Maintaining contact with our white label sites to ensure ongoing security of their systems and our own
Working with threat intelligence service providers to ensure they provide an effective service
Providing technical advisory and assistance throughout cyber security incident response activities and risk assessments


Manage stakeholders including vendor management at all levels
Willingness to develop and evolve within the role, and maintain the knowledge of the subject matter
Stay abreast of the latest technical vulnerabilities and their potential impact on our systems
Ensure the appropriate testing and security accreditation of all sites prior to their release into production systems and re-testing of sites that are due their annual assessments


Previous experience in a similar position with relevant industry qualifications such as CHECK/CREST, OSCP, CEH, CISSP
Strong, proven experience saving business money through effective testing strategies
Experienced in technology and information security risks
Strong influencing skills


Bonus – 10%
Holidays – 22 with the option to buy up to 5 days per year
Company pension
Discount at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat
Sharesave scheme – Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate
Share Purchase Plan
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan

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