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Tier 1 SOC Analyst


Apex Systems, Inc.


San Antonio, TX 78249

Position: Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Program: Brand new contract - on the beginning of year 2 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.

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
Candidates must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance per condition of employment
Meet IAT II Certification requirements
Security+ Certification is required
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Secret - Interim is acceptable
No Traveling
Minimum Experience Required:
2+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
$70,000 - $80,000 annual salary
Unspecified hourly wage
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