Looking for an opportunity to support cyber security efforts with national impact?
The Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Operation at Leidos currently has an opening for a Cyber Network Defense Analyst to work at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Our team supports our customer’s mission to protect the Presidential Information Technology Community networked systems and services from cyber threats, as a 24x7, mission critical operation. We are looking for a self-starter that is capable of independently performing their daily tasks, but also works well within a team that requires significant coordination and inter-team communication.
This is a hybrid position with the option of working 25% remote / 75% on-site. The incumbent is required to work a rotating shift pattern (the average rotation is roughly 5 weeks on day shift, 1 week on swing shift, and 2 weeks on night shift, but exact schedules may vary based on program needs). All new hires’ initial 4-6 weeks will be spent on day shift to complete ramp-up and training tasks before entering the normal rotation. Scheduling accommodations may be made for those who prefer to work swings or nights only, but a full-time day shift schedule cannot be guaranteed.
Works independently on computer network incident detection and response activities to detect, correlate, identify and characterize anomalous activity that may be indicative of threats to the enterprise.
Responsible for monitoring various security tools and applications for possible malicious activities, investigate any associated alerts or indicators, and develop recommendations for a course of action, including mitigation strategies if required.
Requires good technical writing skills as each event, including the associated analysis, must be documented in a ticketing system so that it can be reviewed and acted on appropriately.
Must have good communication skills as we are collocated with our customer and regular face-to-face interaction is required throughout the day.
Independently must be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures and perform their duties with a high degree of attention to detail, ensuring that all system checks are performed in a timely manner and all documentation is complete and accurate.
Current DoD TS/SCI security clearance.
Must be able to pass Yankee White clearance processing prior to start.
Bachelor's Degree and 4+ yrs of experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II (or Level III) Certification (e.g. Sec+ CE)
Must have a DoD 8570 CSSP Analyst Certification (e.g. CEH), OR able to obtain one within 180 days of starting.
Must have a DoD 8570 CSSP Infrastructure Support Certification (e.g. CEH, CySA+, SSCP), OR able to obtain one within 180 days of starting.
Must have strong computing system knowledge, particularly networking, including a knowledge of communication protocols and familiarity with common computing security elements such as IDS/IPS systems and firewalls.
Must have experience analyzing packet captures.
Prior CND experience.
Familiarity with computing security frameworks such as cyber kill chain and att&ck.
Monitoring of intrusion detection and computer defense appliances and applications, and analysis of associated alerts.
Documenting analysis and providing response recommendations.
External Referral Eligible
Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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