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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Sr. Security Engineer, Red Team

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 8, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 133440 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

About Colgate-Palmolive

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!
If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our conscientious household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand brings a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has weighed into our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

The Experience

In today’s multifaceted technology environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the information technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate’s Team for this position?



  • The candidate is a subject matter expert and responsible for performing penetration testing and realistic security attack scenarios, to identify weaknesses in applications, systems and infrastructure.
  • The person will be required to collaborate with business teams / functional teams and IT counterparts for collaboration and remediation activities in different areas across all geographies.
  • The person should have the ability to understand the complex systems and emulate the techniques used by known attack groups or to design new techniques that attackers might attempt in the future.


Job Summary 

The candidate should have an offensive security mindset and bring this into every aspect of the job. Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing penetration testing and realistic security attack scenarios, identifying weaknesses in applications, systems and infrastructure, emulating the techniques used by known attack groups or designing new techniques that attackers might attempt in the future. After each exercise, the candidate has to thoroughly document findings and present the results to relevant stakeholders and leadership. Scripting knowledge is a must in this role, the candidate will use open-source tools as well as build a tool if required. We are looking for creative thinkers and a self-starter who possess the skills and experience to build new capabilities and solve problems.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Build tools and infrastructure to support Red team exercises.
  • Document and present exercise results to a variety of target audiences, ranging from highly technical engineers to senior IT leadership, including the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Engage in Purple team engagements with Colgate’s Security Operations Center team members.
  • Assume the role of multiple adversaries to present varying levels of threat.
  • Research attack techniques and tools before attempting engagements to better ensure an adequate level of success.
  • Develop and deliver debriefs to identify the success or failure of each attack while providing constructive feedback to the Security Operations Center and Security Engineering teams on areas where they may improve.
  • Collaborate closely with other parts of the security team to design defense-in-depth controls that limit attackers' ability and improve the company’s security posture.
  • Continually research new offensive security tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Conduct ad-hoc penetration testing by using industry standard tools, such as BurpSuite or other open-source alternatives.
  • Develop custom tools and tradecraft to automate tasks and increase the capabilities of the team.
  • Evaluate next generation technology companies in the area of offensive security.
  • Continuously test existing security defenses put in place and provide recommendations. Also, work with the vendor from time to time to help build partnerships and improve detections. 
  • Work with the team members during the entire campaign taking responsibilities of different phases of the cyber kill chain for e.g. post exploitation.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 2+ years of experience in ethical hacking, vulnerability research, exploit development, penetration testing or being a member of a red team.
  • Any certification related to cyber security
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, PowerShell, Bash, etc.)
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems, Active Directory.
  • Experience in testing web services, identifying and remediating OWASP top 10 security flaws.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of knowledge and experience working in penetration testing, red team or vulnerability research.
  • Licenses and Certifications: OSCP, CRTP, OSCE, CRTO, CompTIA Pentest+, eJPT
  • A CVE disclosure, bug bounty, private accreditation for research, contribution to the open-source security community. 


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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