Penetration Tester

About us :

Ivy Partners is a Swiss advisory company that contributes to the evolution of companies in their strategic, technological and organisational challenges.

Our mission is to provide our employees with a fulfilling and supportive career environment, where everyone is valued and empowered through training and opportunities for growth.

As a Penetration Tester (PenTester), you will be in charge of :

  • Conduct systematic reviews of IT applications, systems, networks, and infrastructures for vulnerabilities and security gaps.
  • Perform code reviews to identify potential vulnerabilities and exploits.
  • Simulate attacks on defined systems to identify weaknesses.
  • Search for alternative access and entry options to systems.
  • Plan and conduct penetration tests in a structured manner.
  • Document all findings comprehensively.
  • Evaluate findings according to their risk using known assessment grids such as CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System).
  • Provide stage-appropriate information about the results.
  • Develop general and specific solution proposals to address identified vulnerabilities.
  • Recommend and design strategies to improve overall security posture.
  • Conduct re-tests to ensure vulnerabilities have been successfully mitigated.
  • Check systems for vulnerabilities according to OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) standards.
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with established norms and standards.


  • You are HERMES and/ or TOGAF certified.
  • Fluent in English, French and/or German is a strong advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).
  • Familiarity with cloud security and DevSecOps practices.
  • Proven experience as a Penetration Tester or similar role in cybersecurity.
  • In-depth knowledge of security standards and best practices.
  • Proficiency in various penetration testing tools and methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, system architecture, and security technologies.
  • Experience with code review and understanding of common software vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to evaluate risks using assessment grids like CVSS.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to provide clear and concise documentation and reports.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., OSCP, CEH, CISSP) are a plus.

Ivy, is also about :

Care | We offer a supportive environment where everyone is valued and empowered with training and growth prospect.

Trust | Working with us is about establishing a partnership based on trust, professionalism, and transparency at all times.

Innovation | We empower effective digital transformation through a unique blend of innovative technology and creative thinking.

Responsibility | Community is at the heart of everything we do, and we take that responsibility seriously by working hard to create a positive impact.

Joining Ivy means being part of a challenging adventure at every turn!


    Job Information

    Penetration Tester
    Partial Remote