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Incident Response Team Security Analyst


Xator Corporation


Washington, DC 20201

Enterprise Solutions - Washington, DC - Full Time


Xator is looking for a Mid-Tier Incident Response Team Analyst whose secondary duties are to serve as an Assistant Team Lead and on a Security Operations team on a contract with a federal government client with an important mission.

• Support/assist the client with real-time monitoring and triage of incident received at the operations center.
• Work collectively with other team members on incident analysis and response, and coordinate with external teams on resolution of incidents.
• Support efforts on threat hunting, network, host, and malware analysis, sensor tuning and custom signature creation
• Lead the application of cyber intelligence to improve security operations
• Oversee and perform investigation of network and hosts/endpoints for malicious activity, to include analysis of packet captures
• Oversee and assist in efforts to detect, confirm, contain, remediate, and recover from attacks
• Prepare executive summaries and conduct briefings on significant investigations
• Measure and manage individual and team performance
• Ensure adequate metrics and documentation of team operations for leadership and other constituents

• Education: BS/BA degree from accredited university

• Clearance: Active TS

• Experience:
o Five or more years of work experience
o Three or more years of cyber security work experience
o Prior leadership experience with direct reports in a cyber environment
o Experience and effective participation in hunt, computer network defense, real-time analysis and incident response activities, to include ability to reconstruct events from network, endpoint, and log data
o Experience and understanding of host-based/endpoint protection systems
o Cyber intelligence, disk forensics and memory forensics experience
o Server administration experience
o Enterprise forensic tool(s) experience
o Federal contract experience

• Training Requirements:
o One or more certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc)

• Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
o High technical ability/aptitude, demonstrated through prior technical experience and accomplishment
o Network investigation experience, to include netflow and packet/protocol capture and analysis
o Endpoint/host forensics experience
o SIEM experience
o Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organization skills
o Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
o Good written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to pass a security clearance background investigation

• Sound cyber security knowledge foundation, to include understanding of:
o Adversary TTPs
o Network technology and common protocols
o Network security
o Host security
o Malware
o Security tools and sensors


Equal Opportunity Statement
Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Company Description

At Xator, we are proud to be a trusted provider of integrated security, intelligence and information technology solutions to the U.S. Government and its support contractors. Our work directly impacts the security of personnel, facilities, critical infrastructure, and information throughout the world. Specializing in out-of-the-box and cost-effective analysis, engineering, systems integration, and strategic management, we help our clients manage their complex and secure systems and facilities. Our highly qualified employees are committed to each client's mission, tailoring solutions to meet their needs while using the most current and emerging technologies and tools available.

Xator is a privately-held company, established in 2005 by co-founders Jerry Pfeiffer and David Scott. Together they have more than 45 years of experience serving the U.S. Government in a variety of roles. Jerry and David are personally committed to driving strategic growth to continually improve and expand the services offered to our clients. Their proven leadership is evident in the company's rapid growth and client retention. Their vision and values are the foundation of the company and are woven throughout the fabric of Xator's culture. Xator's U.S. headquarters are located in Destin, Florida, with several offices located in the Washington D.C. area. Our employees support clients around the world in more than 60 countries.
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Minimum Clearance:
Occasional travel
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
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