Leidos is currently seeking a Cyber Security Network Defense Analyst in support of the AFINC II contract for the highly visible 26th Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, which provides a world-wide support mission. The 26 NOS is responsible for the intranet support of the entire Air Force network. The mission of the 26 NOS is to operate and defend the Air Force (AF) Enterprise computer network consisting of the AF Wide Area Network (WAN) routers, AF Network Increment 1 (AFNET Inc 1) Gateways, and the 26 NOS Local Area Network (LAN) assets.
The Network Defense Analyst works on the Boundary Team and manages the Air Force AFINC Boundary Protection devices to include IDS/IPS, Firewalls, VPNS, malicious code response across the Air Force Enterprise. They oversee an enterprise DoD environment supporting the USAF that requires a unique and dynamic skill set that is expected to complete associated training programs and/or actively pursue professional development/cross-training opportunities. All team members expected to provide continuity for 24/7/365 operations regardless of their current assigned shift.
Serve as a Boundary Protection Team Operator for the 26 Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) at Peterson Space Force Base, at Peterson AFB, CO.
Oversees intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, boundary protection and vulnerability assessment operations to defend the Air Force Network (AFNet).
Identifies unknown or unauthorized sources which attempt to access the AFNet and, when such attempts occur, notifies the appropriate AF agencies.
Monitors, operates, and maintains intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls, load balancers, and web proxies to protect AFNet resources from both internal and external threat.
Manage all network security devices across the WAN, to include enterprise-wide functions for firewall, proxies, load balancers, IDS/IPS, VPNs, and malicious code response.
Assist on-site LAN engineers with troubleshooting support of network equipment and installation of new hardware
Perform minor and major operating system upgrades on all network security devices.
Utilize monitoring tools and log collectors to provide in-depth analysis on traffic anomalies and issues.
Work network issues to resolution for customers via trouble tickets, change requests, and phone calls, in direct support with base-level, NOSC-level, and DISA counterparts.
Receive inbound calls from enterprise customers and work with other external NOCs to troubleshoot and resolve policy configuration issues.
Experience configuring and managing IDS, Firewalls and other network security platforms.
Familiarity and experience with Palo Alto firewalls, F5 appliances, and Cisco ASAs is preferred.
Create and update documentation where required
Work independently and as a team member
Support on-call rotation schedule
Cross train capabilities with other team members
3-5 years of prior relevant experience; BS or equivalent additional work experience
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Must have an active Secret Clearance
IAT (DoD 8570) certifications: Security+ CE, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, or SSCP
Primary certification: CISCO CCNA Security or Palo Alto Certified Network Administrator
Additional Certification, one or more of the following: Blue Coat BCCPA, InfoVista IVCA, HP ATP ArcSight Security V1, HP ASE-ArcSight Logger V1, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.4, Red Seal Security Expert, Cisco Stealthwatch Advanced Tuning (SWAT)
Pay Range:Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00
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 45,000 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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