Cyber Threat Hunter, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an active role in detecting advanced cyber threats that are the highest concern to the most important commercial companies? Instead of letting the attackers come to us, let’s go find them. Cyber threats are evolving, and perimeter security and automated protection aren’t enough—it’s time to go threat hunting. 

We’re looking for cybersecurity professionals with experience in Incident Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Detection and Response, who can think like an adversary. This is an opportunity to use your analytical skills and gain network defense experience. Learn from our team of cybersecurity experts as you find the adversary in the SIEM’s blind spot to help the top Fortune 500 companies close the gaps and harden their network. This is a chance to think differently about cyber defense, use completely new tools and approaches, and develop the next generation of security analytics. Let’s outsmart the adversary and protect the most important companies in the commercial space. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience in IT infrastructure

  • 4+ years of experience with operational security including, SOC, incident response, malware analysis, or IDS/IPS analysis 

  • Experience working with, analyzing, and manipulating security data 

  • Knowledge of networking 

  • Knowledge of threat actors’ tactics, techniques and procedures  

  • Knowledge of operating system architecture and security features 

  • Knowledge of threat hunting

  • Knowledge of the relationship among hunt and other security teams 

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time to client sites

  • HS Diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with SEIM platforms

  • Experience with collection and detection tools both host-based and network-based, such as, Zeek, Snort, Arkime, Sysmon, commercial EDRs, or commercial AVs 

  • Experience with analytic tools such as, IDA, Wireshark, or CyberChef 

  • Knowledge of EDR Logs

  • Knowledge of how to identify potential detection opportunities 

  • Knowledge of coding and scripting 

  • Knowledge of IT administration

  • Ability to identify security issues 

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.

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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