SOC Analyst II - Security Operations Analyst Tier II Job

SOC Analyst II - Security Operations Analyst Tier II (Job Number:439307)
- SAIC is currently seeking candidates for a Sr. SOC Analyst, supporting one of our federal customers in Vienna, VA.
- This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a key team of cyber security professionals here at SAIC, supporting full life cycle cyber security operations for our customer.
- We are seeking an individual that can bring security analysis and incident response experience to support daily operations and help grow and mature our current SOC environment. As a Sr. SOC Analyst you will directly support the Security Operations Center by applying analytic and technical skills to investigate intrusions, identify malicious activity and potential insider threats, and perform incident response.
- The analyst will also work with other analyst staff for development and enhancement of existing detection and response capabilities including creation of SIEM content, IDS rules, SOP documentation, and implementation of incident response methodologies.
- General SIEM monitoring, analysis, content development, and maintenance.
- Research, analysis, and response for alerts; including log retrieval and documentation.
- Conduct analysis of network traffic and host activity across a wide array of technologies and platforms.
- Compile detailed investigation and analysis reports for internal SOC consumption and delivery to management.
- Capture intelligence on threat actor TTPs and develop countermeasures in response to threat actors.
- Analyze network traffic, IDS/IPS/DLP events, packet capture, and FW logs.
- Develop advanced queries and alerts to detect adversary actions.
- Lead investigation and response efforts into advanced/targeted attacks.
- Hunt for and identify threat actor groups and their techniques, tools and processes.
- Provide expert analytic investigative support of large scale and complex security incidents.
- Perform Root Cause Analysis of security incidents for further enhancement of alert catalog.
- Continuously improve processes for use across multiple detection sets for more efficient Security Operations.
- Review alerts generated by detection infrastructure for false positive alerts and modify alerts as needed.
- Develop dashboards and reports to identify potential threats, suspicious/anomalous activity, malware, etc.
- Provide forensic analysis of network packet captures, DNS, proxy, Netflow, malware, host-based security and application logs, as well as logs from various types of security sensors.
- Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance before start date
- US Citizenship is required
- 4+ years of relevant cyber security experience in IT Security, Incident Response or network security with strong knowledge working in a SOC.
- Bachelors Degree is required OR may substitute an additional 6 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree.
- 3+ years experience with the incident response process, including detecting advanced adversaries, log analysis using Splunk or similar tools, and malware triage.
- 3+ years experience with creating automated log correlations in Splunk or a similar tool to identify anomalous and potentially malicious behavior.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Splunk search language, search techniques, alerts, dashboards and report building.
- Strong analytical and investigation skills
- Working knowledge of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation.
- Ability and hands-on experience to lead/delegate/assist incident response activities such as host triage and retrieval, malware analysis, remote system analysis, end-user interviews, and remediation efforts.
- Ability to examine and interpret packet capture data (Wireshark, tcpdump, etc.).
- Experience and knowledge of packet flow, TCP/UDP traffic, firewall technologies, IDS technologies, proxy technologies, antivirus, spam and spyware solutions.
- Experience with the Windows file system and registry functions or NIX operating systems and command line tools.
- Knowledge of typical behaviors of both malware and threat actors and how common protocols and applications work at the network level, including DNS, HTTP, and SMB.
- Experience working in fast paced environments, and ability to manage workload even during times of stress or escalated activity.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Experience with one or more scripting languages
(e.g., Python, JavaScript, Perl) is preferred
- Performed memory analysis and malware analysis
- Experience with computer exploitation methodologies
- Experience as a government contractor
SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Job Posting: Aug 22, 2018, 11:11:10 AM
Primary Location: United States-VA-VIENNA
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

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