SOC Analyst - Back Half Night Shift (Remote) at Agile Defense

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SOC Analyst - Back Half Night Shift (Remote) Agile Defense. Job Title: SOC AnalystLocation: RemoteClearance Level: U.S. Citizen Schedule: Back Half Night Shift position (Thu-Sat, every other Wednesday). Six 6pm-6am days, One 10pm-6am day every other week for 80 hours every two weeks.. SUMMARY: Agile Defense is currently seeking a talented SOC Analyst to support a large civilian federal entity Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC). The program provides comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through 24×7×365 monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise.CSOC Analysts will conduct security event monitoring, advanced analytics and response activities in support of the CND operational mission. To support this vital mission, XOR staff are on the forefront of providing Advanced CND Operations to include the development of advanced analytics and countermeasures to protect critical assets from various cyber threats. To ensure the integrity, security and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in cyber security systems operations, analysis and incident response. A strong work ethic, diligent time and attendance, written and verbal communications skills are a must along with the ability to work night shifts. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of cyber threats and information security in the domains of TTP’s, Threat Actors, Campaigns, and Observables. Additionally, the ideal candidate would be familiar with intrusion detection systems, intrusion analysis, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, and security operations ticket management.. Work Schedule:. *** Back Half Night Shift position (Thu-Sat, every other Wednesday). Six 6pm-6am days, One 10pm-6am day every other week for 80 hours every two weeks.. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:· Monitor for security relevant events and produce high quality analysis in accordance with both federal and contractor leadership expectations.· Identify opportunities to improve detection content and existing processes relevant to the role.· Support fellow analysts on investigations, providing mentorship and training as able.· Support special projects related to job duties as requested by federal and contractor leadership.· Support candidate vetting, staffing and on-boarding efforts for the program and XOR as a whole.· Support Business Development efforts as required.· Support corporate culture development initiatives to foster a culture of learning and growth for technical personnel.. QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Background, and Years of Experience· Minimum 1+ years of experience in Security Operations Center environment.· Should have Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSRequired Skills· Strong analytical and technical skills in computer network defense operations, ability to lead efforts in Incident Handling (Detection, Analysis, Triage), Hunting (anomalous pattern detection and content management) and Malware Analysis.· Prior experience and ability to with analyzing information technology security events to discern events that qualify as a legitimate security incidents as opposed to non-incidents. This includes security event triage, incident investigation, implementing countermeasures, and conducting incident response.· Previous hands-on experience with a Security Information and Event Monitoring (. SIEM. ) platforms and/or log management systems that perform log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting is required (preferably within Splunk).· Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing security events from host and network event sources e.g. windows event logs, AV, EDR, network traffic, IDS events for malicious intent).· Strong proficiency Report writing – a technical writing sample and technical editing test will be required if the candidate has no prior published intelligence analysis reporting,· Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability produce clear and thorough security incident reports and briefings.· Excellent organizational and attention to details in tracking activities within various Security Operation workflows.· A working knowledge of the various operating systems (e.g. Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) commonly deployed in enterprise networks, a conceptual understanding of Windows Active Directory is also required, and a working knowledge of network communications and routing protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP, ICMP, BGP, MPLS, etc.) and common internet applications and standards (e.g. SMTP, DNS, DHCP, SQL, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.).· Experience with the identification and implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls for deployment and implementation in the enterprise network environment.· Ability to support coverage requirements for various shifts during holidays and weekends when required.Preferred Skills· An understanding in researching Emerging Threats and recommending monitoring content within security tools.· Ability to develop rules, filters, views, signatures, countermeasures and operationally relevant applications and scripts to support analysis and detection efforts.· Experience with one or more of the following technologies, such as: Splunk (including Core and ES), ArcSight, Cisco FirePower, Carbon Black, FireEye (HX, NX, EX)· One or more certifications for CND Analysts: GCIA, GCED, GCFA, GCFE, GCTI, GNFA, GCIH, ECSA, CHFI, CISSP, Security+, Network+, CEH, CND.. WORKING CONDITIONS:Environmental Conditions· This position is full time remote. Will require some travel as part of onboarding to pick up credentials from a local fed office.Strength Demands· Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.Physical Requirements· Stand or Sit; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See.