How much programming goes into penetration testing and reverse engineering?

I know that I might not be able to get an answer here about reverse engineering, however, I've been given a job offer that essentially is on the lines of penetration testing/reverse engineering, automated testing, etc.. It's an entry-level position with a 4-6 month training curriculum before actually getting my hands messy, so I'm not concerned about not knowing my stuff. I just don't want to get into the position, move halfway across the country, and think "crap, this isn't want I want…"

Side note, the job is under an NDA, so the information that can be shared with me is very limited.

I'm a recent graduate with my BS in Computer Science and the job sounds very promising (even with student loan repayment program), but I'm reluctant to accept because I don't want to deviate away from programming since I have another offer in embedded systems. I know that for the automated testing I'll be programming, but I unfortunately don't know much about pen testing and reverse engineering. If anyone knows of any other subreddits that might be beneficial in this, please don't hesitate to let me know! Thank you in advance!!

xoxo, the software engineer who is new to reddit

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