Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst II

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

Cybersecurity

Information Security

Systems Security

REQ#: RQ163360
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

The SOC Analyst’s primary function is 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 will conduct security event monitoring, advanced analytics and response activities in support of the government’s mission. 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 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.


Experience:

  • 5+ years related experience

  • SAP experience required

Education:

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


Certifications:

  • CSSP Analyst - required to Start (CEH, CFR, CCNA Cyber Ops, CySA+**, GCIA, GCIH, GIC SP, SCYBER)


Clearance Required to Start:

  • TS/SCI required

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


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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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

Certification

GICSP: Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security - Cisco

GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials Certification - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Travel Required

10-25%

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $98,675 - $148,013. 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.
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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.