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Job #: R-00087452
Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact as a Jr. SOC Analyst?

 

1901 Group (A Leidos Company) has an exciting Jr. SOC Analyst position located in Windsor Mill, MD with opportunities to work remotely.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Our new Jr. SOC Analyst will support customer Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and work with the Security Operations Center (SOC) to handle security incidents within the CMS Network.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to computer security incidents and conduct threat analysis working closely with your peers and mid and Sr-level analysts.
  • Identify and act on malicious or anomalous activity
  • Conducts analysis using a variety of tools and data sets to identify indicators of malicious activity on the network
  • Perform detailed investigation and response activities for potential security incidents
  • Provide accurate and priority driven analysis on cyber activity/threats
  • Perform analysis of packet captures
  • Ensures all pertinent information is obtained to allow for the identification, containment, eradication, and recovery actions to occur in a time sensitive environment
  • Collaborate with technical and threat intelligence analysts to provide indications and warnings, and contribute to predictive analysis of malicious activity
  • Create and continuously improve standard operating procedures used by the SOC
  • Resolve or coordinate the resolution of cyber security events
  • Monitor incoming event queues for potential security incidents
  • Create, manage, and handle incident tickets from start to finish
  • Monitor external event sources for security intelligence and actionable incidents
  • Document investigation results, ensuring relevant details are passed to SOC Lead, Incident Management team and stakeholders
  • Participate in root cause analysis or lessons learned sessions
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with the cyber security and infrastructure support teams throughout the Information Technology organization, as well as business units

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:

  • US Citizenship required

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT/Cyber Security or related field and 1+ years of experience in the Information Technology field (equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree)
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP Networking and OSI layer model
  • A basic understanding of windows server domain infrastructure as well as desktop windows administration.
  • Working knowledge of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems and Antivirus Endpoint Solutions
  • Working knowledge of log files from a variety of sources, to include individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, web logs, or intrusion prevention logs
  • Working knowledge of diverse operating systems, networking protocols, systems administration and security technologies
  • Experience with packet analysis (Wireshark) and Malware analysis
  • Experience monitoring threats via a SIEM console
  • Knowledge of the Incident Response Cycle
  • Must have familiarity with US-CERT Federal Incident Notification Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Intelligence driven defense utilizing the Cyber Kill Chain (CKC) and MITRE Attack Framework
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills with the ability to de-construct problems
  • Strong customer service skills and decision-making skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years of experience in a cyber security role
  • CompTIA Security + or Network + Certification, CYSA + Certification, CEH Certification
  • IT Security/Network Certification such as SANS GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), SANS GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA), or SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • Experienced with tools such as Splunk, RSA Security Analytics and Akamai Web Application Firewall
  • Someone with SOC/ CIRT experience at a federal agency

Who Are We?

1901 Group (A Leidos Company) prides itself on looking ahead of our competitors for the next wave of IT trends.  We provide our employees with training and development opportunities, preparing them for upcoming technical challenges.  

 

With primary office locations in Blacksburg and Reston, VA, our teams support customers from across the United States.  Our innovative IT as-a Service delivery model is supported by industry certifications that ensure quality and efficient IT solutions.

 

We are transforming the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services that leverage the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

The history of automation is what inspired the name of our company. 1901 was the year that another disruptive technology changed the world: the assembly line. Leveraging skills and materials in an efficient manner within a repeatable process that quadrupled output applies to IT services today.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00

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.

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 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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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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