Leidos is seeking a NOSC Shift Lead to join our team on a highly visible cyber security single-award IDIQ vehicle that provides Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) support, cyber analysis, application development, and a 24x7x365 support staff.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) is a U.S. Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise. The DHS NOSC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.
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.
Duties include network security monitoring and detection, proactively searching for threats, inspecting traffic for anomalies and new malware patterns, investigating and analyzing logs, providing analysis and response to alerts, and documenting activity in NOSC investigations and Security Event Notifications (SENs).
Supervise and manage a small team of Cyber Network Defense Analysts (CNDAs) within the NOSC in support of the government customer
Manage and conduct hands-on technical detection, analysis, containment, eradication, and remediation as a member of the Incident Response team
Guide and mentor peers and subordinates to provide cross training
Ensure accountability and punctuality of security analysts assigned to your shift
Capture cybersecurity metrics that support executive-level briefings (daily, weekly, monthly)
Articulate daily challenges to the Government Watch Officer (GWO)
Analyze web and host logs for indications of compromise
Remediate and coordinate the remediation of infected or compromised devices
Ensure shift continuity during call-outs and emergencies
Compile incident reports, executive summaries, and analysis reports of intrusions and/or security events
Document and update processes, workflows, and technical guides
Perform simple firewall rule changes (after training)
Minimum Requirements include:
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
All NOSC Shift Lead candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field AND a minimum of eight (8) years total professional experience in at least two of the areas listed below:
Intrusion Prevention and Detection
Access Control and Authorization
Advanced Threat Protection
Military experience and training may be considered in lieu of degree
Active advanced cybersecurity certification(s)
Experience conducting detailed technical analysis of Cybersecurity Events and Incidents
Candidates should also demonstrate the following:
Extensive knowledge of a SOC’s/NOSC’s purpose and role within an organization
Detailed understanding of common network ports and protocols (e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, etc)
Expertise with network topologies and network security device functions (e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Proxy, DNS, etc).
Expertise with packet analysis tools such as Wireshark
Able to perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts
Extensive knowledge of common malware and attack vectors
Extensive experience with Windows operating systems and standard OS logging
Extensive experience 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
Malware reverse-engineering experience considered a plus
2+ years of experience as an operations/technical lead on similar projects (operations centers considered a plus)
Experience supporting 24x7 missions
Experience in network and cybersecurity design, engineering and operations
Experience with Service Desk support and operations
Experience with NIST SP 800 series or ISO 27000 series documents for information security management and risk assessment
Understanding of DevOps/Agile concepts and processes
Extensive KSAs in SOC methodologies and processes
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
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 44,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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