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The NTC is only as good as its employees. If you bring commitment, expertise and passion you can develop in our team and really make a difference – just like you can in a startup.

Our current vacancies:


Senior Penetration Tester

Workload:  80%-100% | Team: Test experts | Start: Immediately

We test what is otherwise not tested

Manufacturers, operators and distributors of digital products often lack the incentive and awareness to have their products tested for vulnerabilities. This leads to non-secure products entering the market and being used. The National Test Institute for Cybersecurity (NTC) identifies and tests these products for vulnerabilities, even without a mandate, to reduce the cyber risks they pose.

As a Senior Penetration Tester, you will detect security vulnerabilities in digital products and connected infrastructures. 

Why you should work at the NTC

The NTC is a young, publicly funded, non-profit organization. Just like a startup, it offers you opportunities for getting involved and making a difference in all aspects of cybersecurity. Do you want to get to grips with things, build something new and explore fresh approaches? The NTC offers you the right environment for detecting vulnerabilities that are of critical relevance for Switzerland. We’re expanding and we need dynamic people like you.

At the NTC, you are well connected, working alongside strong partners such as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and leading cybersecurity companies. With your hacker mindset, you can identify digital systems that call for urgent closer examination. We have a particular focus on products and infrastructures that are relevant to society but which currently offer no economic incentives for investigation. The NTC fills this gap – together with you.

Why you’re the right person

You have several years of professional experience in cybersecurity, especially in the technical field. You enjoy understanding complex technologies right down to the last bit and byte, and you are adding to your proven experience of them every day. You actively share your expertise and act as a mentor to the entire team.

Specific expertise in technologies such as 5G, OT, machine learning, cloud computing and the like is an advantage. Ideally, you can verify your expertise through certifications such as OSCP, OSWE, GXPN, AZ-500, CRTO etc. 

It’s not just your hacking skills – your social skills are very important to us as well. You enjoy working with other specialists within NTC and beyond. You may be required to present your results to a non-tech audience, and you will need to know how to talk to them on their level. You might say “I pwned you” or “popping shells”, but not very often.

Knowledge of English is required, and any other official Swiss language is an advantage. Speaking of languages, you should also have skills in common programming languages such as Java, C# or Python.

You will mainly work at our offices right next to the main train station in Zug. Depending on the project, certain testing activities will be carried out on site at the client’s premises. 

What you can look forward to

  • Interesting, challenging, meaningful projects that have an impact on the security of numerous people
  • Use of state-of-the-art technologies, methods, and testing procedures
  • Working with strong partners such as the NCSC and leading cybersecurity companies
  • Startup atmosphere where everyone is important and appreciated
  • Working in a central location in Zug, right by the train station, and from home
  • Flexible annual working hours model that allows you to extend your 5 weeks’ vacation to up to 8 weeks’ off
  • Competitive, fair salaries combined with very good social benefits
  • Modern, fair, transparent pay model – you don’t have to negotiate your salary
  • Extensive education and training program with up to 10 paid working days per year and a generous budget
  • Smartphone with premium flat rate

Curious? Then we look forward to receiving your application:

No suitable vacancy? Apply spontaneously!

Would you like to join the NTC and help us make the digital world more secure? Then we look forward to receiving your speculative application. Apply now!