Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst Lead

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Security
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cyber Incident Response


Incident Handling

REQ#: RQ166630
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Lead SOC Analyst’s primary function is to develop, implement, and evaluate a SOC teams’ ability to provide comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through 24×7×365 monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise. This position is responsible leading the team responsible for monitoring the organization's network and devices for security breaches, maintain software such as log management; research latest security trends; Conduct security assessments, and compliance reviews of the SOC operations and assists with Security Policy and Procedure maintenance and training of all SOC personnel. This position requires a solid understanding of cyber threats and information security in the domains of TTP's, Threat Actors, Campaigns, and Observables. Additionally, this candidate must be familiar with intrusion detection systems, intrusion analysis, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, and security operations ticket management. This position will support activities within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Military Compartments efforts. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

Performance shall include:

  • Must have strong analytical and technical skills in computer network defense operations, ability to lead efforts in Incident Handling (Detection, Analysis, Triage), Hunting (anomalous pattern detection and content management) and Malware Analysis

  • Experience and ability to with analyzing information technology security events to discern events that qualify as legitimate security incidents as opposed to non-incidents. This includes security event triage, incident investigation, implementing countermeasures, and conducting incident response

  • Must be knowledgeable and have extensive hands-on experience with a Security Information and

  • Event Monitoring (SIEM) platforms and/or log management systems that perform log collection,

  • analysis, correlation, and alerting

  • Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing security events (windows event logs, network traffic, IDS events for malicious intent)

  • Excellent organizational and attention to details in tracking activities within various Security

  • Operation workflows

  • A working knowledge of the various operating systems (e.g. Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) commonly deployed in enterprise networks, a conceptual understanding of Windows Active Directory is also required, and a working knowledge of network communications and routing protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP, ICMP, BGP, MPLS, etc.) and common internet applications and standards (e.g. SMTP, DNS, DHCP, SQL, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.)

  • Experience with the identification and implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls for deployment and implementation in the enterprise network environment

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies Network Threat Hunting, Big Data

  • Analytics, Endpoint Threat Detection and Response, SIEM, workflow and ticketing, and Intrusion Detection System

  • Support the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of security applications and tools based upon the established security architecture

  • Expert knowledge on SIEM technologies, content filtering/ firewall technology, and cloud

  • technology

  • Prepare, validate, and maintain security documentation including, but not limited to cybersecurity incident response plan, risk assessments, legal investigations

  • Develop and implement SOC processes and procedures

  • Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues

  • Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, considering the audience and nature of the information while making clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, and responds appropriately


  • 8-10 years related experience

  • Prior performance in roles such as ISSO, ISSM, or SOC analyst

  • 2+ years SAP experience required


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent experience (4 years)


  • IAT Level 3 or IAM Level 3 or CND Auditor or Incident Responder - within 6 months of hire (CEH, CFR, CCNA Cyber Ops, CySA+**, GCIA, GCIH, GICSP, SCYBER)

Clearance Required to Start:

  • TS/SCI required

  • Must be able to Attain – TS/SCI with CI Polygraph

Other Requirements:

  • Must have demonstrated strong knowledge of NIST 800-53 and other NIST guidelines and standards and how they relate to and compliment a System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).

  • Strong background in distributed client/server environment, windows server/desktop environment, IP networking, required.

  • Ability to develop rules, filters, views, signatures, countermeasures and operationally relevant

  • applications and scripts to support analysis and detection efforts.

  • Robust knowledge of common attack methodologies, tactics and protocols

  • An understanding in researching Emerging Threats and recommending monitoring content within security tools.

  • Knowledge on standard and advanced defense & remediation techniques and processes.

  • Experience in analyzing NetFlow data and packet capture (PCAP).

  • Knowledge of the TCP and IP protocol suite, security architecture, DNS and remote access security techniques and products.

  • Technical experience in the information security field utilizing a mix of security technology such as: Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls & Log Analysis. SIEM, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Antivirus, and Network Packet Analyzers, Digital Forensics tools in an Enterprise environment, Cyber Incident Response activities in an Enterprise environment.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $122,366 - $163,134. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.