Security Operations Center Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you ready to take a strategic role in cyber defense for a cyber client? Do you want to use your experience based knowledge to protect critical warfighter infrastructure from the constant onslaught of cyber attacks? If you want a position that uses your extensive threat analysis skills to perform advanced threat identification and complex incident response, you want to be a SOC engineer.

As an engineer on our cyber client SOC team, you’ll analyze logs, forensic data, and threat intelligence to find the advanced threats that are escaping detection. Using your deep understanding of your customer’s networks, combined with your cybersecurity experience, you’ll analyze patterns to understand attackers’ goals and stop them from succeeding. Once you find the adversary in the SEIM’s blind spot, you’ll advise our cyber client on ways to close the gaps and harden their network. Let’s outsmart malicious actors and protect our cyber client.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with Splunk Fundamentals
  • Experience with basic incident response procedures and analysis
  • Knowledge of the basic functions and configurations of Bro(Zeek)
  • Ability to perform a Nessus scan and review the results
  • Ability to review Firewall configurations
  • Ability to review Linux hosts for indicators of compromise and hardening of Linux systems
  • Secret clearance
  • HS Diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with correlating threat intelligence (INTEL) to determine the threat actor, the attack's scope, and the affected systems
  • Knowledge of Splunk Phantom
  • Ability to use Splunk to hunt for indicators of compromise and create Splunk Dashboards
  • Ability to review Suricata logs
  • Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's degree

Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

Compensation

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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