Penetration Tester @ Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy)

Job description

As a Penetration Tester, you will be part of a dynamic team, based at the JRC campus in Ispra (Italy). The JRC campus is hosting a vibrant community of approximately 3.000 top-notch researchers, engineers and senior scientists, eager to resolve current and future challenges related to energy, nuclear safety, climate change and more.

As part of the IT Security Team, you will assess security robustness of hundreds of JRC websites, through vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and you will track-down bugs and glitches. In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication and problem-solving skills and a passion for executing quality test cases.

If you’re interested in taking the next step in your career by guaranteeing a safe ICT environment for the EU's Research Hub, then we would to speak with you!

COVID-19 related Note: The JRC will open its offices gradually, in a cautious and safe manner. All new IT Consultants assigned to JRC Projects, will have the possibility to Work From Home until then.

As part of your tasks you will:

  • Execute penetration testing and vulnerability assessmentof complex applications, OS and networks
  • Develop and maintain security testing plans
  • Automate penetration and other security testing on networks, systems and applications
  • Produce actionable, threat-based, reports following security testing results
  • Communicate security issues to a wide range of stakeholders 


  • More than 3 years of related work experience
  • M.A. in Computer Science or relevant field
  • In-depth knowledge of application development processes and at least one programing or scripting language (e.g., Java, Scala, C#, Ruby, Perl, Python)
  • Hands on experience with testing frameworks such as OWASP
  • Good knowledge of Windows client/server and Unix/Linux systems
  • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts
  • Experience with BURPSUITE Pro (PortSwigger) or similar, would be a plus
  • Good knowledge of English


We are TRASYS International (NRB Group), an ICT company with over 25 years of a successful track record working with European Institutions and Agencies, offering IT consulting, solutions and services. Our Mission is to help our clients keep up with the challenges of digital transformation by providing the right talent at the right time for the right job. To this end, we are constantly looking for talented professionals who are interested in working on challenging international projects and able to deliver high-quality results within multicultural environments. Our services include (but are not limited to) modernisation solutions, digital workspaces, cloud technologies and IT security. Our Headquarters are in Brussels and we have active accounts and offices across Europe (i.e. Luxembourg, Ispra, Amsterdam, Athens, Stockholm).