Cyber Security Analyst at NASA (Engineer III) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Cyber Security Analyst at NASA (Engineer III)

The Mission Systems Operations Contract (MSOC) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst that is dedicated to increasing their experience and knowledge in Cyber Security to join a close knit developing team of Cyber Security professionals. Our ideal Cyber Security candidate will have a strong drive to apply and continually update his/her skill base. They will also have the skills to manage and aid in the rollout of SIEM and other tools for incident investigation, containment, and remediation efforts.

*Position requires minimum Secret level clearance. Successful candidates must be able to maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements.


  • Responding to security events and security alerts
  • Investigating security incidents and aiding in the incident response process
  • Developing detailed reports on security investigations
  • Managing and improving the SIEM and Incident Response platforms
  • Making improvements and suggestions to advance the overall security processes in place
  • Offering remediation and mitigation solutions based on vulnerability discoveries
  • Managing internal policies and procedures


  • Experience analyzing log files and correlating security related events
  • An understanding of common security controls (Firewall, IDS/IPS, Antivirus, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems and the system’s command lines
  • A good understanding of computer networking fundamentals and the TCP/IP model, along with common ports and protocols.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills


  • A strong understanding of exploits, common vulnerabilities, common network intrusion methods, and various attack patterns and tactics
  • Experience working in an enterprise SIEM and with cyber case management tools
  • Strong background in managing and using different security controls (Firewalls, IDS/HIDS, Antivirus, etc.)
  • Strong background in digital forensics for security investigations and data retention
  • Strong background in data analysis for security incidents
  • Relevant certifications might include: Associate of (ISC)2 for CISSP, SANS Global Information Assurance Certification Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), CompTIA Security+, Check Point Certified Security Principles Associate (CCSPA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCSPA), Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
  • Familiarity with the following tools for security operations: SEIM tools, Ticket Triage tools, Antivirus tools, etc.

*Preferred candidates will hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, Math or a related area and 10 years of position related experience.

*Position requires shift work as part of 24/7 operations center. Eligible for incentive pay for shift work and role specific certification.

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