Hot Job: Professional Hacker for GE

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The position: Software security penetration tester for GE (Stock Quote: GE)

Location: Van Buren Township, Mich.

Job duties: Basically, your job boils down to finding potential weaknesses in software products before the real hackers have a chance to. Will serve as a technical security tester whose goal is to identify software vulnerabilities and then work with development teams to implement solutions. Will use both manual processes and automated tools to try and find potential security vulnerabilities. Job involves ensuring safety technology plans integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical process. Will help develop and communicate software security standards.

The company: GE is a major global infrastructure, finance and media company whose companies include NBC Universal, GE Capital and numerous technology, health care, energy, aviation and transportation businesses. GE operates in more than 160 countries.

Requirements: Must have a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field. Requires at least three years of hands-on experience in software security testing and/or information security, plus experience performing penetration tests using both manual and automated tactics. Must be a strong team player. Applicants must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and will need to undergo a thorough background investigation and drug test. Six Sigma certification is a plus.

Extra perks: GE offers perks like on-site fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, scholarship programs, child care / elder care programs and a charity gift-matching program. Some positions allow for flexible schedules.

Interesting info: GE was named one of the Top Military Friendly Employers by GI Jobs magazine, and has also been on Fortune's list of World's Most Admired Companies for five years in a row.

Other opportunities: The company has numerous other tech-related openings at the same location, including opportunities for a senior architect of networking services and an IT architect specializing in applications solutions.

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