Job Details

SOC Tier 1 Engineer


Apex Systems, Inc.


Purcellville, VA 20132

Position: SOC Tier 1 Analyst
Location: Vienna VA to Purcellville VA
Program: Brand new contract - on year 1 out of 5 years. You will be analyzing / monitoring network traffic for a global implementation of Microsoft UC (Skype for Business) for a DoD Customer

Work Authorization: Candidates must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance per condition of employment

In this role, you will you will be responsible for the following:
- Monitoring and analyzing network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs
- Prioritizing and differentiating between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
- Creating and tracking security investigations to resolution
- Opening tickets and assigning to correct resolver and validating/closing tickets related to false positives.
- Providing Tier 1 investigation, triage, and mitigation of detected security events
- Composing security alert notifications and other communications
- Advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
- Staying up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures
- This position requires the ability to work shifts on a 24*7*365 schedule

Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications:
- 1-2 years of related experience in a Security Operations Center capacity
- Previous experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), Cyber Defense Team (CDT), or a Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Experience with Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Vulnerability management and Federal/Military security protocols
- Assessment tools and other security tools found in large network environments; along with experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions, including Splunk
- Familiarity with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages
- Familiarity with and the ability to follow ITSM, ITIL, and InfoSecurity Best Practices
- Experience with Log Event Monitoring solutions is strongly desired but not required
- Candidates must be able to work on-site at Federal Agency located in the Vienna, VA or San Antonio, TX areas
- Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future
- The ability to communicate security events, potential impacts, and actions taken to higher-tier resolvers and management team
- Meet IAT II Certification requirements
- Security+ Certification is required
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Secret - Interim Secret acceptable
Minimum Experience Required:
<2 yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
$90,000 - $100,000 annual salary
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