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Utica National Insurance Group IT Penetration Tester in New Hartford, New York

If you seek a truly outstanding employment experience, Utica National is the place for you. We are always looking for conscientious, customer-oriented people - whether you're a seasoned insurance professional or just starting out. We offer a supportive and friendly work environment that features a variety of career paths.

We offer challenging assignments, advancement opportunities, full benefits packages, competitive salaries, and a great work environment. We're big enough to offer the opportunities you need to be successful, but not so big that you'll get lost in the crowd.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Development, Project, and IT teams to perform penetration tests, manual and automated vulnerability assessment scans, risk assessments, code reviews, and assist with remediation.
  • Identify and report vulnerabilities identified in applications and their supporting infrastructure, and researching threats and attack vectors that impact web, enterprise and mobile applications.

Additional Responsibilites:

  • Verify IT teams have coded according to best practices, verified that comprehensive code review was done properly, and test for vulnerabilities. Ability to provide solid guidance to the teams.
  • Work extensively with both Architects and Developers to ensure solutions are not only secure by design, but also throughout execution and evolution, with focus on corporate goals, strategy, process interdependencies, etc.
  • Ensure solutions remain secure ongoing, whether via code scan techniques, penetration testing, or other means, as available.
  • Perform both manual and automated penetration testing to not only identify code vulnerabilities, but the root cause behind such matters.
  • Document recommended remediation and also assist the Development, Project, and IT teams in the remediation efforts. Use manual and automatic scanning techniques to verify the identified vulnerability was remediated to the extent possible.
  • For any vulnerability not able to be remediated, document a Risk Exception including any compensating controls for vulnerabilities that cannot otherwise be remediated and submit to the CISO for Senior Management approval.
  • As a security SME, this role may also be called upon to help investigate root cause in the event of an application security event.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Conforms with all corporate policies and procedures


Bachelor's Degree Computer Science or information technology related discipline preferred.


More than 10 years- Hands on experience in IT with a minimum of 5 years in software design/lifecycle, web development, secure code review, penetration testing, and vulnerability management.


We believe strongly that talented people are core to our success and are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages, career advancement and challenging work opportunities. We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan for full time employees that include the following:

  • 401K plan
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Day
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employees' Club


We offer both full and part time employment with the goal of providing work life balance to our talented workforce.

This is an exempt position. By applying for this position, you acknowledge that as an exempt employee, you should expect to find it necessary to work beyond your regular work schedule in order to fulfill the demands of the position. As such, in accepting our offer, you acknowledge and agree to fulfill this expectation.

As part of our hiring process, candidates must also pass a comprehensive background check and drug screen, additional screening for credit or MVR may be required for some positions.

Utica National is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply now and find out what it’s like to be a part of an amazing team, thrive in an exciting environment and work for a company you can be proud of. Once you complete your application, you can monitor your status in the hiring process by logging into your profile. A representative from our Talent Management Group will be in touch if you are moving forward. Candidates must meet company requirements on our online assessment test.

Req Id: 27083

Posted: 10/10/2019