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Job #: R-00061597
Location: Stennis Space Center, MS
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Junior Cyber Network Defense Analyst to join our team on a highly visible cyber security single-award IDIQ vehicle that provides security operations center (SOC) support, cyber analysis, application development, and a 24x7x365 support staff. 

The Monitoring and Analysis team provide 24x7 support across 4 different shifts. We have Front half shifts (day and night) and back half shifts (day and night). The front half shift will work 12 hour shifts from Sunday – Tuesday and alternating Wednesdays. The back half shift will work 12 hour shifts from Thursday – Saturday and alternating Wednesdays.  Candidates must have the ability to work non-core hours, if necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Utilize a SIEM for enterprise monitoring and detection

  • Create Security Event Notifications to document investigation findings

  • Perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts

  • Analyze network traffic using enterprise tools (e.g. Full PCAP, Firewall, Proxy logs, IDS logs, etc)

  • Collaborate with team members to analyze an alert or a threat

  • Stay up to date with latest threats

  • Monitor shared email box for notifications and requests

  • Utilize OSINT to aid in their investigation

  • Contribute to content tuning requests

Basic Qualifications

All Junior Cyber Network Defense Analyst candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field AND a minimum of four (4) years professional experience in the areas listed below:

  • Network Administration

  • Unix/Linux Administration

  • Software engineering

  • Software development

  • Systems administration

  • Help desk/IT support

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual in pursuit of a career in cyber security.

Candidates should also demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with a SOC’s purpose and role within an organization

  • General understanding of common network ports and protocols (e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, etc)

  • Familiarity with network topologies and network security device functions (e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Proxy, DNS, etc).

  • Familiarity with packet analysis tools such as Wireshark

  • Able to perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts

  • Familiarity with common malware and attack vectors

  • Familiarity with Windows operating systems and standard OS logging

  • Familiarity with Antivirus, DLP, and host based firewalls

Must have at least one of the following certifications:

  • Comptia:         Security+, Network+, CASP

  • SANS GIAC:  GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GREM, GXPN, GMON, GISF, or GCIH

  • EC Council:    CEH, CHFI, LPT, ECSA

  • ISC2:               CCFP, CCSP, CISSP CERT CSIH

  • Offensive Security: OSCP, OSCE, OSWP and OSEE

Must have current TS/SCI. In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with SOC methodologies and processes

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Powershell, Javascript, VBS etc)

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

5000

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

12 Hour Shift Pattern

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Cyber Operations

Pay Range:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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