Security Operations Center Lead

The Challenge:

Are you ready to take a strategic role in cyber defense for the Department of Defense (DoD)? Do you want to use your experience based knowledge to protect critical mission 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 Tier 3 SOC analyst.

As an analyst on our 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 cyber security 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 the Security Services Team on ways to close the gaps and harden their network. Let’s outsmart malicious actors and protect important DoD information.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience developing resilient cybersecurity solutions and researching innovative cyber resilience strategies

  • 5+ years of experience engineering, implementing, and maintaining a cybersecurity program in accordance with DoDI 8510.01 and the DoD Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation Guidebook on Major Defense Acquisition Programs

  • Experience with evaluating security vulnerabilities, developing mitigation strategies, or implementing remediation activities

  • Experience with the system engineering life cycle, including requirements, design, development, integration, testing, and deployment

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Cybersecurity

Nice If You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience with cybersecurity engineering on command, control, communications, computers and intelligence programs for DoD, federal, or commercial clients

  • Experience with security tools and devices, including network firewalls, web proxy, intrusion prevention systems, vulnerability scanners, or penetration tools, or object-oriented programming languages, including Java or Python

  • Experience with zero trust best practices and methodologies

  • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Committee on National Security Systems Instruction, including NIST SP 800-60, NIST SP 800-53, and CNSSI 1253

  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Master’s degree

  • Possession of excellent interpersonal skills

  • Possession of excellent written, and verbal communication skills

  • IAT Level III Network Certification, including CCNP-Security or CCNP-CyberOps, and IAT Level III Security Certification, including CISSP or CISM


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.


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 100,000 to 110,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

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 EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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