Cyber Security Analyst - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee

United States

Cyber Security Analyst
Job ID 2019-3018
# of Openings 1
Job Title: Cyber Security Analyst

Job Location: Scott AFB, IL

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Certification: Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+ce, CCNA-Security, CySA+, etc.)

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Cyber Security Analyst to join our based on-site at Scott AFB, IL.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

Perform cyber threat analysis on the DoD network
Perform network traffic analysis using packet capture programs
Perform regular audits to ensure security practices are compliant
Respond to alerts and identify malicious threats on the DoD network
Upgrade network sensors and Security Information and Event Management systems as new threats are discovered
Manage IDS and IPS devices
Manage firewalls
Report findings to USCYBERCOM for review
Minimum Qualifications:
Position requires a minimum of 2 years of Cyber Security or Information Assurance related experience.
Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance.
Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.
Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+ce, CCNA-Security, CySA+, etc.)
Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors.
Demonstrated Understanding methods of exploitation and of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing high volumes logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, FPC), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.
In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, ArcSight, QRadar, LogLogic, Splunk).
Experience and proficiency with any of the following: Anti-Virus, HIPS, ID/PS, Full Packet Capture software, Host-Based Forensics, or Network Forensics.
Experience with malware analysis concepts and methods.
Unix/Linux command line experience.
Scripting and programming experience.
Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
Willingness to perform shift work.
Desired Qualifications:
Advanced certifications such as SANS GIAC/GCIA/GCIH, CISSP, CASP and/or SIEM-specific training and certification. (CISSP or equivalent).
Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cyber security domain.
Bachelor's degree
Additional experience, education, and training may be considered in lieu of degree.
Trace Systems
Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroadâ??â?? whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #jointracesystems

Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.