Cyber Security Associate- Penetration Tester

Cyber Security Associate- Penetration Tester

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78251

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  30426
Experience Level: Entry-Level 
Other Location(s): N/A 


Come grow with us



At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

As a Cyber Information Security Associate based in San Antonio, you will join our world-class team of information security professionals tasked with enterprise security penetration testing. The Cyber Security candidate will be recently graduated or in their first four years of a promising cybersecurity career and will have a clear drive to learn new skills while working with a fast moving and highly skilled team. You will use state of the art tools to identify, test, and evaluate security controls across applications and infrastructure. The Cyber Security Associate will work alongside the rest of Capital Group’s security testing team, and participate in delivering critical information security capabilities, including ethical hacking, penetration testing and red team operations. 

  • Conducts ethical hacking and supports various security testing initiatives

  • Participates in red team cyber security exercises

  • Conducts security research on relevant adversary tactics and attack methods

  • Interact with operational and application teams to interpret assessment results and communicate remediation expectations

  • Assist in collecting metrics and reports for IT Risk Management leadership

  • Stays current on relevant technologies and trends


  • Familiarity with open source testing tools to include NMap, Wireshark, Metasploit, Empire, Kali Linux

  • Familiarity with ethical hacking and security testing principles

  • Familiarity with the OWASP Top 10, CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST Cyber Security Framework, ATT&CK MITRE

  • Knowledge with various scripting technologies to include Python, C#, C/C++, .Net Framework, Java

  • A level of knowledge commensurate with an early stage career in Cyber Security and a drive to keep up-to-date in the following areas: cyber security, ethical hacking, and security awareness

  • Strong learning agility, with the ability to learn new technologies at a rapid pace

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Strong technical background, with demonstrable experience in a technical role

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • 1+ years work experience in a cyber-security related field

  • Highly motivated and maintains composure

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer Science, Cyber Security)

Certifications you will be expected to obtain:

  • Security+

  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • SANS Institute GIAC-PEN

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) or equivalent


Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio 

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