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KPMG Lead Specialist, Application Penetration Tester in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Title: Lead Specialist, Application Penetration Tester

Requisition Number: 72671 - 39

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: MA

City: Boston


The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Lead Specialist. Application Penetration Tester to join our KPMG Spectrum ( practice.


  • Provide strategic direction for application and network penetration testing teams to develop growth of the services solution and manage client engagements

  • Provide guidance to team members and as well as perform manual penetration tests of applications, APIs, web services, networks, wireless, IoT Devices and mobile applications; perform threat modeling, evaluate application business logic and perform application architecture reviews

  • Lead client engagements and provide technical leadership and advice to team members on attack and penetration testing engagements

  • Engage with non-technical audiences and articulate scoping/pricing conversations, testing processes and techniques, as well as report read-outs

  • Guide technical audiences on remediation options and assist them in weighing those options

  • Partner with the Cyber teams to develop new testing techniques, automation for testing and marketing collateral to support the practice, mentor onshore and offshore team members on tools and techniques in performing testing


  • Minimum five years of recent experience working with using application penetration tools to perform security tests: AppScan, Netsparker, Acunetix, ZAP, Veracode, BurpSuite or equivalent; minimum five years of working with technical and non-technical audiences in reporting results and leading remediation conversations; experience in scripting, network penetration testing, social engineering techniques, scenario-based assessments, and red team engagements: Tenable Nessus, Qualys, Kali Linux, Metasploit or equivalent

  • Experience in one or more of the following: mobile application testing, code development, manual code analysis and/or static analysis using Veracode, Fortify, SonarQube, Checkmarx, Contrast or equivalent preferred

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent industry experience

  • One or more major ethical hacking certifications not required but preferred; CEH, GWAPT, CREST, OSCP, OSWE

  • Ability to travel as necessary

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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