Cyber Defense Operations Analyst

The Challenge:

Are you ready to take an active role in cyber defense? Apply defensive Cyber Operations Analysis expertise to Joint headquarters, its service components, and mission partners across several areas, including Computer Network Defense (CND), Information Assurance (IA), IT services, information exchange, information sharing efforts, net-centric operations, and command, control, and communications processes and solutions in support of IT C4 systems operations and assessments for information synchronization and network operations (NetOps). Serve as a Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) watch-stander, overseeing the implementation of proactive and reactive security measures to ensure the operational availability of enterprise networks and the uninterrupted flow of mission-critical information. Analyze and integrate Cyberspace operational tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) internal and external to the organization, including playbooks, the development of theater net-centric strategies, NetOps situational awareness operations, and a NetOps Concept of Operations (CONOPS) that will ensure data and systems are protected. Provide technical engineering services for the support of integrated security systems and solutions. Interface with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs and respond to queries and requests for computer security information and reports. This position requires working shifts, holidays, and weekends, as required.

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You Have:

  • Experience with developing and delivering Cyberspace operations support at the Combatant Command or Major Command level and working inside ITIL processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity and Cyberspace operations, including applicable Joint publications, doctrines, and policy implementations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to formulate recommendations for corrective actions to address identified risks and support Joint Cyberspace center operations
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift schedule in the Panama format, including holidays and weekends, as required
  • Secret clearance
  • BA or BS degree or 4 years of experience with Cyberspace operations
  • DoD 8570-01-M Compliance IAT-II Certification, including GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP

Nice If You Have:

  • 3 years of experience with DCO preferred; Experience in a DCO center
  • Knowledge of management and monitoring of various network security components, devices, and services
  • Knowledge of the configuration of network security tools, including Splunk, Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM), and McAfee Host-Based Security System
  • Knowledge of modern computer systems, including client/server, LAN/WAN and network concepts, and modern network management and security monitoring concepts
  • Knowledge of how to implement security patching
  • Knowledge of the DoD security incident response process
  • Ability to advise on network security issues and enforce network security and vulnerability mitigation policies and procedures
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills for interacting with customers
  • Possession of excellent project management and organization skills, including drafting clear and concise reports and briefing daily network security summaries and related issues and concerns to senior leaders and a larger audience
  • TS/SCI 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.

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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