Web Application Penetration Tester, Saskatoon, Wawanesa Insurance

Published 2022-11-25
Expires 2022-12-25
ID #1277897848
Web Application Penetration Tester, Saskatoon, Wawanesa Insurance
Canada, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon,
Published November 25, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Web application penetration tester

⇐ Previous job

Next job ⇒     


Job Overview

The Web Application Penetration Tester role will contribute to Wawanesa’s success by helping to deliver security testing services to our enterprise client groups. This role will ensure that Wawanesa’s internally-developed web applications and APIs are free of design flaws or vulnerabilities prior to their release.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out manual and automated evaluations of new code releases, as well as major changes to existing web applications. This includes meeting with stakeholders to plan engagements and providing detailed formal reports upon conclusion of testing. The selected candidate will be expected to work independently but also integrate with a broader security team in order to continuously improve Wawanesa’s security overall posture. 

The desired candidate will be conversant in, and adhere to, the highest ethical standards. They will be knowledgeable of industry standards and best practices with respect to web application pen testing, and information security in general.

Job Responsibilities:

Perform evaluations of client systems, web applications, APIs and their supporting networks to discover vulnerabilities
Configure, run, and monitor automated security testing tools
Thoroughly document exploit chain/proof of concept scenarios for internal client consumption
Assist clients with the design, implementation, and/or monitor security measures for the protection of web applications
Identify, define, and/or implement system security requirements for external and internal facing web applications
Assist with vulnerability risk assessments
Assist with policy/rule review of enterprise Web Application Firewalls
Perform role in cyber incident response as required
Generate reports based on test findings.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, an analytical discipline or equivalent experience
1 or more years of web application security testing experience 
Knowledge of Web application vulnerabilities and security considerations
Working knowledge of industry standard technical security controls
Familiarity with vulnerability assessment and penetration best practices
Experience with the following: vulnerability and penetration testing techniques and tools Burp Suite testing web and mobile platforms working with markup, scripting, and programming languages such as HTML, XML, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, Bash, ASP, C++, C#, Java, and.NET
Possess or working towards one of the following certifications: GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Must have an ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with internal teams (such as developers, project team members, and management) to build relationships and use facilitation skills with both technical and non-technical personnel.
Ability to work independently and within a team
Knowledge of and experience in the insurance industry is considered an asset


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful , challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 
Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process.

⇐ Previous job

Next job ⇒     


Contact employer

    Employer's info

    Registered on October 7, 2017


    Quick search:


    Type city or region


    Category info:

    Information technology (IT) is the application of computers to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). In 2012, Zuppo proposed an ICT hierarchy where each hierarchy level "contain[s] some degree of commonality in that they are related to technologies that facilitate the transfer of information and various types of electronically mediated communications". The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, and e-commerce. Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT)." Their definition consists of three categories: techniques for processing, the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making, and the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs.

    Saskatchewan ( (listen); French: [saskatʃəwan]) is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border. It has an area of 651,900 square kilometres (251,700 sq mi), nearly 10 percent of which (59,366 square kilometres (22,900 sq mi)) is fresh water, composed mostly of rivers, reservoirs, and the province's 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. As of Q1 2020, Saskatchewan's population was estimated at 1,181,987. Residents primarily live in the southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is mostly forested and sparsely populated. Of the total population, roughly half live in the province's largest city Saskatoon, or the provincial capital Regina. Other notable cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current, North Battleford, Melfort, and the border city Lloydminster (partially within Alberta).Saskatchewan is a landlocked province with large distances to moderating bodies of waters. As a result, its climate is extremely continental, rendering severe winters throughout the province. Southern areas have very warm or hot summers. Midale and Yellow Grass (both near the U.S. border) are tied for the highest ever recorded temperatures in Canada, with 45 °C (113 °F) observed at both locations on July 5, 1937. In winter, temperatures below −45 °C (−49 °F) are possible even in the south during extreme cold snaps. Saskatchewan has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. Europeans first explored the area in 1690 and first settled in the area in 1774. It became a province in 1905, carved out from the vast North-West Territories, which had until then included most of the Canadian Prairies. In the early 20th century the province became known as a stronghold for Canadian social democracy; North America's first social-democratic government was elected in 1944. The province's economy is based on agriculture, mining, and energy. The former Lieutenant Governor, Thomas Molloy, died in office on July 2, 2019. On July 17, 2019, the federal government announced the appointment of Russell Mirasty, former Assistant Commissioner with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as the new Lieutenant Governor. The current premier is Scott Moe. In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed a historic land claim agreement with First Nations in Saskatchewan. The First Nations received compensation and were permitted to buy land on the open market for the bands; they have acquired about 3,079 square kilometres (761,000 acres; 1,189 sq mi), now reserve lands. Some First Nations have used their settlement to invest in urban areas, including Saskatoon.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/