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Kordia TV

Principal Security Consultant – Offensive Security

Wellington  | Full Time  | Permanent

Leadership role with Aura Information Security developing a team and delivering project work focussed on penetration testing, physical security, and social engineering. Significant opportunity to take ownership of building new and innovative capabilities, working with the business to develop new business, provide technical scoping, and innovate operational efficiencies.

  • 20% Time allocated to Research and Development
  • 50% Billable Work
  • Leadership and team development opportunity – involved in business decision making and informing strategy
  • PreSales Support and developing new business
  • Opportunities to present at international conferences
  • Regular hack labs
  • Fast growing business with presence in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, and Melbourne


The role 

Kordia delivers business-critical technology and network solutions across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. We specialise in the telecommunications, cyber security, broadcast and maritime sectors and have been delivering innovative and reliable solutions to customers for over 60 years. We have a strong presence trans-tasman with over 800 dedicated staff in the Kordia Group.
Aura Information Security is a rapidly growing IT Security Services Consultancy with clients in New Zealand and Australia. Aura is a division of Kordia New Zealand Limited, and this joining of forces is helping us to accelerate our growth, while maintaining our current culture and approach to IT security consultancy. We've had incredible success since inception across our managed service, consulting and security application business units. 

Our current team of 30+ reside across Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.  With the growing pipeline of work ahead we are looking to expand our Penetration Testing team, and develop innovative new services that complement our Security Architecture, Security Awareness Training, and Security Advisory capabilities

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has had a variety of experience in conducting technical security assessment across different platforms and environments.  This role will challenge your knowledge of penetration testing across application, web, infrastructure environments, and mobile devices. It's not just pen-testing either; you will participate in physical security assessments, social engineering campaigns, and RedTeam engagements. As a consultant you will need to be savvy in the customer interface and assist your team with pre-sales, conducting technical scoping and help our customers understand the value of our approach.

We have a talented and creative team, so cultural fit is really important. Our consultants will be looking for you to help them deepen their technical understanding, and rely on you to help them develop their soft skills and business acumen. We work cohesively as a group, have regular hack labs, and a monthly team event. We want to make sure that our new recruits are passionate about information security and excited to be able to help our customers understand their information security risks.

Ideally we're looking for people who are self-starters - determined to break through, with the tenacity to make sure success is the only option.

Why our team like working with us:

  • Autonomy, self-managing environment and flexible working
  • Opportunities to learn and grow
  • Our teams are genuinely collaborative; we brainstorm and challenge each other on a daily basis
  • Wide variety of interesting customers both in government and enterprise
  • Up to 20% R&D time to upskill and work on your own projects
  • We focus on upskilling our staff so you will frequently be attending training, conferences and industry events.
  • A competitive package with domestic and international travel opportunities. 

We're looking for a range of experience, including: 

  • Penetration testing experience across web applications, networks and mobile applications. 
  • Experience in assessing security vulnerabilities; including security reviews/audits
  • Experience in scoping technical security assessments
  • Can demonstrate a strong interest in the field and willing to perform independent research.  
  • May have done some independent projects and contributed to the community
  • Certifications in either CREST or OSCP will be well regarded, however experience will take precedence.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A desire to lead and develop a team

At Kordia we believe every team member has a role to play in the overall success of the business.  Whether it is through our working relationships, technology or skills.  Our culture and values encourage and reward those that are collaborative, trustworthy, humble, courageous and expert.  If these values appeal to you, we can offer you an environment in which you will thrive.