Job Description :
Title: Cybersecurity SOC Analyst - W2 or 1099 - F2F Interview
Location: Washington, DC
Length: Long term

Job Description:

W2 or 1099 Only - No c2c * F2F Interview - reasonable expenses will be paid for F2F Interview - This will require an FBI fingerprint background check. *

cyber technical resource responsible for leading a team of Tier 1 & 2 SOC Analysts to monitor, detect, analyze, remediate, and report on cyber events & incidents impacting the IT infrastructure. The candidate will be skilled in understanding, recognition, and root-cause detection of cybersecurity exploits, vulnerabilities, and intrusions in host and network-based systems.


Utilize advanced technical background and experience in information technology and incident response handling to scrutinize and provide corrective analysis to escalated cybersecurity events from Tier 2 analysts—distinguishing these events from benign activities, and escalating confirmed incidents to the Incident Response Lead.
Provide in-depth cybersecurity analysis, and trending/correlation of large data-sets such as logs, event data, and alerts from diverse network devices and applications within the enterprise to identify and troubleshoot specific cybersecurity incidents, and make sound technical recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.
Proactively search through log, network, and system data to find and identify undetected threats.
Conduct security tool/application tuning engagements, using McAfee ESM and McAfee ePO, with analysts and engineers to develop/adjust rules and analyze/develop related response procedures, and reduce false-positives from alerting.
Identify and ingest indicators of compromise (IOC’s) (e.g., malicious IPs/URLs, etc into network security tools/applications to protect the Government of the District of Columbia network.
Quality-proof technical advisories and assessments prior to release from SOC.
Coordinate with and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide technicians and staff to resolve confirmed incidents.
Report common and repeat problems, observed via trend analysis, to SOC management and propose process and technical improvements to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of alert notification and incident handling.
Formulate technical best-practice SOPs and Runbooks for SOC Analysts.
Respond to inbound requests via phone and other electronic means for technical assistance, and resolve problems independently. Coordinate escalations with Incident Response Lead and collaborate with internal technology teams to ensure timely resolution of issues.


5 years Hands-On Operational Experience As A Cybersecurity Analyst/Engineer In A Security Operations Center
Prior Work With Cybersecurity Attack Countermeasures For Adversarial Activities Such As Malicious Code and DDOS
In-Depth Hands-On Experience Analyzing And Responding To Security Events And Incidents With A Security Information And Event Management System
Strong knowledge of cybersecurity attack methodology to include tactics and techniques, and associated countermeasures.
Strong Knowledge Of Tcp/Ip Protocols, Services, Networking, And Experience Identifying, Analyzing, Containing, And Eradicating Cybersecurity Threat
6-11 yrs developing, maintaining, and recommending enhancements to IS policies/requirements years of demonstrated operational experience as a cybersecurity analyst/engineer handling cybersecurity incidents and response in critical environments, and/or equivalent knowledge in areas such as; technical incident handling and analysis, intrusion detection, log analysis, penetration testing, and vulnerability management.
In-depth understanding of current cybersecurity threats, attacks and countermeasures for adversarial activities such as network probing and scanning, distributed denial of service (DDoS), phishing, ransomware, botnets, command and control (C2) activity, etc.
In-depth hands-on experience analyzing and responding to security events and incidents with most of the following technologies and/or techniques; leading security information and event management (SIEM) technologies, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), network- and host-based firewalls, network access control (NAC), data leak protection (DLP), database activity monitoring (DAM), web and email content filtering, vulnerability scanning tools, endpoint protection, secure coding, etc.
Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and customer service skills.
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, services, and networking.
Knowledge of forensic analysis techniques for common operating systems.
Adept at proactive search, solicitation, and detailed analysis of threat intelligence (e.g., exploits, IOCs, hacking tools, vulnerabilities, threat actor TTPs) derived from open-source resources and external entities, to identify cybersecurity threats and derive countermeasures, not previously ingested into network security tools/applications, to apply to protect the Government of the District of Columbia network.
Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time and tasks effectively.
Ability to work effectively in stressful situations.
Strong attention to detail.


Undergraduate degree in computer science, information technology, or related field.
SANS GCIA, GCED, GPEN, GCIH or similar industry certification desired.
This position requires shift work, and the capacity to be on-call after hours and in support of emergency and special event operations. This position does not require a U.S. Government security clearance. A background check to include criminal and credit check is required. On-going travel is not anticipated.