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Job #: R-00081308
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Security Operations Center (SOC) Metrics Analyst will work directly with the Cybersecurity Operations Manager and the customer to ensure that effective, measurable metrics are collected, analyzed, and presented on both an ad hoc and continual basis. The candidate will be responsible for implementing a metrics program to ensure the metrics collected are impactful, and assist in driving sound management decisions.  The ideal candidate will be familiar the Cyber Kill Chain methodology and how to correctly measure its effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Propose SOC metrics for government approval.

  • Obtain and normalize data for usage

  • Develop effectiveness and efficiency SOC metrics.

  • Develop metrics to show return on investments.

  • Develop Impact Metrics demonstrating the maturity of enterprise SOCs and/or to identify gaps.

  • Develop a metrics scorecard to display the level of effectiveness of enterprise SOCs.

  • Build dashboards using the NOSC infrastructure to support on-demand metrics representation.

  • Track metrics initiatives and other projects for program PMO

  • Report metrics and project progress in customer and/or regular PMO meetings

  • Manage and/or assist with PMO projects

Basic Qualifications

  • 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. 

  • BS or higher in IT related field, Business Analysis/Intelligence, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Economics and 4+ years’ experience in equivalent work experience qualifies in place of degree.

Candidates should also demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills are required.

  • Experience designing and producing metrics, KPIs, and data visualizations.

  • Experience creating interactive metrics dashboards using Power BI, Tableau, or other data visualization tools.

  • Experience generating reports, charts, and graphs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and written communication skills to frequently interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent analytical ability to quickly gather facts, perform root cause analysis, and draw conclusions in collaboration with other team members.

  • Ability to work cross functionally within IT and the business.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and fluid environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with tools such as Splunk and its dashboard capabilities.

  • Familiarity with Cyber Kill Chain/Intrusion Defensive Chain/Mitre ATT&CK methodologies.

  • Experience in a SOC environment

  • Experience developing Key Performance Indicators

  • Experience in gathering requirements from customers.

  • Experience with maintaining; integrating; preparing; and extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) complex and/or large datasets for analysis.

  • Familiar with programming languages such as python, SQL, etc.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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