Defensive Cyber Operations Lead

The Opportunity:

Are you ready to be the first line of Cyber defense? Are you looking for an opportunity to protect critical infrastructure from the constant onslaught of Cyber-attacks? If you want to be in the middle of the action and build your skills by responding to threats in real-time, you want to be on our Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) team. As the Defensive Cyber Operations Team Lead, you’ll perform network defense for a high-visibility DoD system. You’ll use state-of-the-art tools like HBSS, Splunk, Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), Network Security Manager (NSM), NetFlow, and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) to monitor, detect, and analyze threats.

You’ll use your Cybersecurity skills to perform tasks in support of FISMA compliance within DoD-specified tools, including working with Information System Security Managers (ISSMs) to make sure the system’s assets are reflected and configured in Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) and maintain a good score. You'll provide compliance for policies within the allotted time frame with activities such as required configuration changes or patching, including security patches and IAVMs. You'll support necessary functions in support of external penetration tests by analyzing reports and conducting remediation activities based on the findings. You'll lead cyber-related incident response activities to determine the source of malicious activity in order to deter and remediate further damage to system data. In coordination with system Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), you'll brief stakeholders on the latest security issues and then develop mitigation and remediation approaches. You'll also triage all data spills, develop incident action reports, if necessary, and maintain records for trend analysis and after-action report

Booz Allen is committed to creating an environment where you can nourish your cyber career through mentoring, the opportunity to leverage new resources, and the ability to gain in-demand certifications to sharpen your skill set. With opportunities supporting both the private and public sectors across multiple geographies, your career is only limited by your own appetite for exploration. Work with us to secure our systems, networks, and crucial infrastructures.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • 7+ years of experience as a Security Operations Center analyst, incident response analyst, threat hunter, or in a DCO role
  •  1+ years of experience in cloud environments
  • Experience reviewing DoD policies and ensuring system compliance within the allotted timeframe
  • Experience triaging data spills, developing incident action reports, and maintaining records for trend analysis and after-action report
  • Experience managing or leading a small team
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • IAM Level II certification, including CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP or Associate, GSLC, CCISO, or HCISPP


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


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.

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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