Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Shift Lead (IDS Analyst) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee   contract


United States

Entering ManTech’s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company” by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation’s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Shift Lead in Washington DC area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The FSS Division provides cyber solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations. Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer’s success is driving our growth.

The Senior IDS Analyst, Shift Lead will be responsible for, but not limited to:

A wide range of knowledge including communication, technical and people management skills are needed such as:

  • CERT/SOC operations to include IDS event monitoring and analysis, security incident handling, incident reporting, and threat analysis.
  • Candidate should be familiar with common Intrusion Detection Systems, virus and malware behavior, and intrusion methodologies.
  • Candidate will monitor and analyze network traffic, IDS alerts, network and system logs, and available open source information to detect and report threats to customer networks.
  • Analyst will determine appropriate response action(s) required to mitigate risk and provide threat and damage assessment for security threats which may impact the customer networks.
  • Analyst may also support the Incident Response Team during incident investigations, vulnerability assessments, malware analysis, and the development of new defensive security solutions.
  • Shift Lead will also help in the preparation of Daily Morning Briefs to customer stakeholders.
  • Shift Lead must diligently provide quality control and assurance for all analysts work under their supervision, to include analysis, documentation, shift turnover reports, SOPs, and other documentation as necessary.
  • Additionally, candidate must be able to lead, manage and supervise a team of analysts.
  • This includes approval of timesheets, PTO, expense reports, conduct annual performance reviews, mentorship, coaching and counseling, as well as maintaining contract shift schedule.
  • Candidate must also be able to provide insight for development, testing, implementation and teaching new software security tools to junior and senior analysts.
Shift: Monday - Thursday; 9pm - 7am

Position requirements:
  • 2-5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities described.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, as well as time management a must.
  • Previous operational experience in a CIRT, SOC, or CERT environment is preferred.
  • Additional knowledge areas of value include malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and computer forensics.
  • Prior experience with ArcSight, Splunk FireEye, NetWitness and Remedy a plus.

Security Requirements: Applicants MUST HAVE an active TOP SECRET security clearance with eligibility to obtain SCI access. Advertisement