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SOC Analyst
Ref No.: 18-02995
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 03/20/2018

My direct client in Herndon, a global leader in cyber security, is hiring a Tier 1 SOC Analyst!

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of Network Security and SOC experience, knowledge of Deep Dive Triage, and experience reading package capture and wireshark. GCIA Certification is a huge plus!

Job Title: SOC Analyst Tier 1

Location: Herndon, VA
Duration: 6 month contract to hire
Rate: DOE
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a key team of cyber security professionals, supporting full life cycle cyber security operations.

We are seeking an individual that can bring in-depth security analysis and handling expertise to support daily operations and help grow and mature our current SOC environment. As a SOC Analyst you will directly support the Security Operations Center by applying analytic and technical skills to investigate intrusions, identify malicious activity and potential insider threats, and perform incident response.

Additionally, the SOC Analyst will help develop and enhance detection and response capabilities including creation of robust SIEM content, IDS rules, SOP documentation, and implementation of incident response methodologies.

  • Monitors the alert queues in the SIEM and ad hoc requests reported to security.
  • Create tickets to document investigations and Findings.
  • Collects data and context necessary to analyze and remediate alerts.
  • Must have or attain Security+ or GSEC within 6 months.
  • Preferred Intern or prior SOC experience.
  • Strong analytical and investigation skills
  • Experience with Splunk – preferably Splunk Fundamentals 1 (Free via Splunk website)
  • Experience with packet capture and analysis (tcpdump/windump, Wireshark, etc.)
  • General understanding of security concepts (identification, containment, eradication, recovery)
  • Experience working in fast paced environments with the ability to manage workload during times of stress or escalated activity
  • Comfortable with impromptu tasking and loosely defined requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
If qualified and interested please send a current copy of your resume to Kaylyn at