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2017-1743-RP: Network Defense Engineer/Cyber IA Analyst, Eng. II (20041) - Colorado Springs, CO & Huntsville, AL
LocationAL, Huntsville
ScheduleFull Time
Company1) Davidson Technologies, Inc.
Job Responsibilities
As a Network Defense Engineer, the candidate will support Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Tier 2 Cybersecurity Service Provider within the MDA Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) on the Joint National Integration Center Research & Development Contract (JRDC). He/She will conduct intrusion detection and incident response on customer networks and maintain situational awareness of enterprise-wide network security. The candidate will analyze security event logs from network security devices (e.g. network and host-based security systems, firewalls, routers, switches, etc.) and mission-critical servers for indicators of compromise and known attach patters. He/She will support the development and dissemination of computer network defense (CND) alert and notification messages to warn customers of threats and provide guidance for countermeasures to defend against identified threats, as well as, review data originating from or reflecting status of ongoing intrusions or cyber security incidents and document the findings according to established procedures. He/She will review and assess the enterprise cyber-threat environment and disseminate guidance to improve network defensive posture, respond to cybersecurity incidents by reporting all pertinent details utilizing internal and external data management systems. In addition, the candidate will support digital forensic investigations by collecting and safeguarding potential evidence, preserving the chain of custody, providing inputs/data to reports and/or investigation lead. He/She will also support the development, establishment, review, and update of CND procedures, processes, manuals, and other (CERT) documentation.
  • Bachelor in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or another STEM discipline with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience (acceptable alternative education/experience: Master/<5, Associate/9)
  • A minimum of three (3) years' progressive cybersecurity experience
  • A total of five (5) years experience in related IT field, i.e., servers, routers, firewalls
  • Must possess a current DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification with continuing education (CE)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570.01-M CNDSP Analyst or Incident Responder certification within six (6) months of hire
  • Experience with security analysis and solutions in a WAN/LAN environment
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Experience with most MS Office applications
  • Ability to work rotating shifts in a 34x7 operational environment and quick response to emergencies as needed

  • Desired Competencies/Experience/Certifications:
  • Top secret clearance
  • Experience with CERT/CND, network, and system security policies and procedures
  • Experience with correlating security events across a WAN using SIEM tools (ArcSight preferred)
  • Experience with other CND tools/applications, such as Network Security Manager, Bluecoat, Barracuda
  • SANS GCIA or GCIH certifications

  • Clearance:
  • Must possess a secret security clearance with the additional ability to obtain a top secret clearance