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SOC Analyst - Weekend/Day Shift

Company: Leidos
Location: Laurel
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Currently hiring a SOC Analyst to support the Army's CDOR (Cyber Defensive Operations and Research) program. The team will be hiring ASAP, and this is a long-term, stable opportunity with 4+ years remaining on the government contract!
Candidates will need an Interim Top Secret clearance at minimum with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI.
It will be located in Adelphi or Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland (whichever is most convenient) on the weekend/day shift (7am-7pm Sat/Sun)
Required Technology Skills:

  • Interim or Active Top Secret DoD clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • 5+ years experience working in a SOC environment
  • DoD 8570 IAT III certifications required prior to starting (CISSP, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of solution development techniques and best practices related to demonstration, pilot, and test management and operations.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of industry accepted standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technology;
  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic finding.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.Preferred Skills:
    • Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
    • Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond or Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
    • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
    • Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.Day to day responsibilities:
      • Identify and offer solutions to gaps in capabilities and visibility
      • Promote and drive research and implementation of automation and process efficiencies
      • Expert at operating in a command-line environment, to include chaining utilities, complex commands integration of tcpdump to analyse novel protocols, IP protocols, and protocols outside the scope of IDS operation or detection
      • Advanced Snort capabilities, to include identifying flaws in existing rules, customization and optimization, correction of third party rules, review and correction of Tier I and Tier II rules
      • Basic scripting and development to fill capabilities gaps
      • Generate and maintain technical documentation for retaining institutional knowledge
      • Ability to critically read and update technical documentation with regular, periodic reviews to ensure currency
      • Periodic and systematic review of indicators and rules to ensure the IDS is up to date and streamlined, with non-relevant indicators being cleared
      • Ability to analyse new or novel system logs or network traffic and to make meaningful hypotheses about them, absent corresponding open source information available
      • Able to explain complex technical topics in layman's terms to effectively communicate with nontechnical participants
      • Operationalize projects such as new tools moved into production, new detection methods shared with the DoD community
      • Daily consumption of domestic and international news from multiple sites, awareness of the differing biases / slants in presentation of the sites, able to conduct additional research for historical context into particular international situations in order to drive Jobble

Keywords: Leidos, Baltimore , SOC Analyst - Weekend/Day Shift, Professions , Laurel, Maryland

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