Principal Cyber Security Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Principal Cyber Security Analyst to serve as a Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment subject matter expert. This role is located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active Top Secret Clearance with Polygraph.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Blue Team risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application levels.
  • Conduct cyber threat modeling exercises with commercial tools such as Red Seal, Sky Box or like tools.
  • Ensure applicable Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment discipline is applied.
  • Leverage customer/contractual Vulnerability Assessment Process Framework to include documentation creation and review as it relates the assessment, document risk/issues.
  • Design, test, and implement secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies in alignment with IT security strategy.
  • Utilize COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and mitigate vulnerabilities, and intrusions.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government security policy ICD/503 in support of Cyber lab environment.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting. Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.
  • Periodically conduct review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. 


Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Qualifications: TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and 9 years or more experience; Masters and 7 years or more experience; PhD or JD and six (4) years or more experience. DoD Directive 8570 / 8140 IAT/IAM III or IASE Level II Certifcation

  • Thorough understanding in a wide range of security issues including vulnerability assessment architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Experience with utilizing commercial tools such as NESSUS, KIBANA, RedSeal, Lancope, WireShark, etc. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • (CISSP)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • SANs GIAC certification ( e.g., GPEN or GW APT)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.