• Cyber Analyst IV

    Location US-VA-McLean
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Information Technology
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

    Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    • Cyber Security Analyst supports the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) which is responsible for leading the investigation, clean up and reporting of all malware infections, suspicious files and other issues. The duties of the analyst include analyzing all relevant cyber security event data and other data sources for attack indicators and potential security breaches; produce reports, assist in coordination during incidents; and coordinate with the Network Defense O&M team to ensure all security monitoring systems on-line, up to date, and operational.
    • Cyber Security Analyst are responsible for 24x7 monitoring of security events from all the various sensors and agents, providing analysis and correlation, provide situational awareness level reports and trending reports. Analysts are responsible for detection, triage, initial investigation, and response, and reporting. Analysts coordinate and respond to events on all of the monitored networks and the systems on those networks.
    • Analysts work together as a team to develop skills, sources, and methods to provide the best possible cyber defense capability to protect the Sponsors IT assets from all manner of cyber threats, attacks, and exploitation.
    • Analysts work together with Sponsor personnel to develop relationships across industry, the federal government, and the Intelligence Community to maintain awareness and status of all relevant cyber defense initiatives, indicator lists, threat reports, incident response techniques, and cyber defense technologies to ensure that Agency cyber defenses are effective and incorporating the best possible protections.
    • Analysts provide analysis and recommendations on all cyber defense issues.
    • Location will be Bethesda or McLean


    Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.


    Required Skills:

    • TS/SCI with a poly
    • BS in CS, Math, CE or other technical field plus minimum 3 years relevant experience
    • Considerable knowledge in monitoring network defense technologies and analyzing the products produced.
    • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize multiple tasks so that work is completed on schedule
    • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and project information clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Good interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications and briefing skills.


    Desired Skills:

    • Either an ISC2 CISSP certification or SANS GSEC certification


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