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SOC Analyst II with Security Clearance

Agile Defense, Inc.
United States
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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SOC Analyst
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Agile Defense provides leading–edge Digital Transformation solutions to support and advance our customers' mission. We deliver innovative and high–quality services to our customers worldwide through an empowered and engaged workforce. Job Title: SOC Analyst II Location: 45 L Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20554 Clearance Level: Public Trust Required Certification(s): • CompTIA Security+ or CISSP is a must • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) certification is required – one of these. SUMMARY This federal program has a Network Security Operations Center and requires a dedicated analyst to join the SOC team to perform analysis of cyber threats. Monitor and analyze network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs and provide a technical resource and escalation point for tier 1 analysts. Schedule: Monday – Friday 6am – 2pm or 10am – 6pm. On – site, 3 to 4 days a week in Washington, D.C. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • The candidate will Monitor and analyze network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs and provide a technical resource and escalation point for tier 1 analysts. The candidate will perform incident response to investigate and resolve security incidents. The candidate will need to be able to determine between false and true positives events, prioritizing them appropriately and see them through from end to end. Additionally, the candidate will perform or review root cause analysis efforts following incident recovery. The candidate will compose security alert notifications and other communications on behalf of the SOC QUALIFICATIONS Required Certifications • All NSOC personnel shall hold the CompTIA Security+ or CISSP certification at a minimum at all times during performance of this task order. Additionally, one EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) certification, • one GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) certification is required. Education, Background, and Years of Experience • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college and 5+ years experience in the field of cyber security with demonstrated experience in protecting information; monitoring systems and network events; detecting security attacks and breaches; coordinating responses to security incidents; and reporting vulnerabilities. • Demonstrated ability to work independently or under only general direction. ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Required Skills • Understanding of command line scripting and implementation (e.g., Python, PowerShell) • Ability to write new content/searches/scripts (e.g., Splunk dashboards, Splunk ES alerts, SNORT signatures, Python scripts, PowerShell scripts) • Familiarity with Splunk Enterprise Security Strong understanding of networking (TCP Flags, TCP Handshake, IP addressing, Firewalls, Proxy, IDS, IPS) • Ability to perform Netflow / packet capture (PCAP) analysis • Experience with cyber threat hunting WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions • Contractor site with 0%–10% travel possible. Possible off–hours work to support cyber–related incidents. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. Strength Demands • Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. Physical Requirements • Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse). Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. We believe several attributes are the root of our very best employees and extraordinary culture. We have named these attributes "The 6 H's" – Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, and Hustle. Happy : We exhibit a positive outlook in order to create a positive environment. Helpful : We assist each other and pull together as teammates to deliver. Honest : We conduct our business with integrity. Humble : We recognize that success is not achieved alone, that there is always more to learn, and that no task is below us. Hungry : We desire to consistently improve. Hustle : We work hard and get after it. These Core Values are present in all our employees and our organization's aspects. Learn more about us and our culture by visiting us here. COVID–19 Vaccination Requirements Agile Defense is subject to federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements as a federal contractor. As such, to protect its employees' health and safety and comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID–19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60–1.35(c)

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