Job Description

Location:
Columbia,MD,US
Remote Work:
Hybrid
Job Number:
R0191364
Security Operations Center Analyst

The Opportunity:

Do you love the excitement and opportunity to study, analyze, and deal with complex threats to digital security? Are you excited by the potential of identifying threats that affect the Department of Defense and our nation? What if you could use those skills to lead a technical team to improve the technology supporting our client’s no-fail, unique mission? If yes, then this opportunity is for you! As a Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, you are in the middle of the action, responding to and mitigating threats in real-time. Your combination of people skills, leadership experience, and technical proficiency ensures you can solve complex problems for the mission space.

We are looking for an experienced SOC Analyst to improve monitoring strategies and analyze threats to safeguard infrastructure supporting global missions focused on seeking out and eliminating cyberspace threats to defend the United States and its Allies. 

As a SOC Analyst, you’ll guide the team on best practices and security measures, configure defense tools, create reports and dashboards, and build custom queries. You’ll make recommendations to leadership on best practices to harden infrastructure and improve alerting, lead incident response and remedy potential incidents escalated from SOC Analysts. Work with the team to understand, mitigate, and respond to threats quickly, restoring operations and limiting the impact. You’ll guide efforts to assess how many systems are affected and assist recovery efforts. You’ll combine threat intelligence, event data, and assessments from recent events to identify patterns and provide mitigation techniques and strategies. Apply your knowledge of attacker techniques to uncover threats by analyzing log data and building and tuning detections.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • Experience writing detections within SIEM solutions, including Splunk, ArcSight, ElasticSearch, or Azure Sentinel

  • Experience monitoring the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

  • Knowledge of the basic functions and configurations of Bro or Zeek

  • Knowledge of OS internals, including Windows, Linux, or Mac

  • Knowledge of common security threats and vulnerabilities

  • Ability to perform Nessus scans and review results, firewall configurations, and Linux hosts for indicators of compromise and hardening of Linux systems

  • Ability to partner and collaborate with both internal and external teams, including developers, vendors, analysts, tech leads, and project managers

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in modeling, cybersecurity, anomaly detection, SOC detection, threat analytics, security incident and event management (SIEM), IT, and operations incident response, or 6+ years of experience in modeling, cybersecurity, anomaly detection, SOC detection, threat analytics, SIEM, IT, and operations incident response in lieu of a degree

  • IAT Level II Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience creating and debugging Splunk Dashboards, and creating Snort rules

  • Experience leveraging common scripting languages, including PowerShell or Python, to parse logs and automate repeatable tasks

  • Experience with security related subjects and trends such as digital forensics, reverse engineering, or penetration testing

  • Experience with security principles in virtual and hosting software such as MISP, HIVE, CORTEX, WikiJS, VPN, and SecurityOnion

  • Experience leading teams in a technical capacity

  • Ability to use Splunk to hunt for indicators of compromise, create Splunk Dashboards, and review logs

  • Ability to code or script using any language

  • Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • DoD 8570 CSSP Analyst Certification

  • GCIA, GSLC, GCIH, CISM, CISSP, or CEH Certification

Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required. 

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.

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 $96,600.00 to $220,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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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