ManTech IDS Analyst IV in Arlington, Virginia

Entering ManTech s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Cyber Security Analyst/Network Security in Arlington, VA area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The FSS Division provides cyber solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations. Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer s success is driving our growth.

As an IDS Analyst IV (Sr. Cyber Security Analyst), you will monitor and analyze network traffic, IDS alerts, network and system logs, and available open source information to detect and report threats to customer networks. You will perform CERT/SOC operations to include IDS event monitoring and analysis, security incident handling, incident reporting, and threat analysis. To be successful in this role you should be familiar with common Intrusion Detection Systems, virus and malware behavior, and intrusion methodologies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Network Security Specialist is responsible for examining malicious software, suspicious network activities,and non-authorized presence in the network to analyze the nature of the threat, and secure and monitor firewall configurations.

  • The NSS needs to understand the specimen s attack capabilities, its propagation characteristics, and define signatures for detecting malware presence.

  • By understanding the network principles and security, this expert can build a robust network that provides the proper functionality and correct level of security.

  • Ability to work in both a classified and unclassified environment on the front lines of homeland security and counter terrorism.

  • Ability to become engaged with several network security technologies to include IDS, Firewall, A/V, vulnerability scanning, content filtering, load balancing, encryption, VPN, security information event manager, packet-capture, netflow analysis, incident response, etc.

  • Team environment with senior IT professionals who share knowledge and experience freely.

  • Several opportunities for technology training and advancement.

Position Requirements:

  • This role requires monitoring and analyzing network traffic, IDS alerts, network and system logs, and available open source information to detect and report threats to customer networks.

  • Candidates will perform CERT/SOC operations to include IDS event monitoring and analysis, security incident handling, incident reporting, and threat analysis.

  • Familiar with common Intrusion Detection Systems, virus and malware behavior, and intrusion methodologies.

  • You will be responsible for determining appropriate response action(s) required to mitigate risk and provide threat and damage assessment for security threats which may impact the customer networks.

  • Responsible for the analysis and reporting of cyber threats as well as assist in deterring, identifying, monitoring, investigating and analyzing computer network intrusions.

  • Additional duties may include providing intrusion support to high technology investigations in the form of computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, data recovery, and network assessments.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor s degree in relevant field (CS, IT, IA, etc.) and 9-15 years experience or demonstrated experience leading an IA compliance group.

  • Experience with the installation/administration/troubleshooting/engineering of network security technologies to include enterprise anti-virus, firewalls, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDSs/IPSs).

  • Should possesses strong experience securing and monitoring firewall configuration.

  • Ability to analyze malware, i.e. (worms, viruses, trojans, rootkits and bots), and define signatures to detect malware.

Security Requirements: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Active Top Secret Clearance is required.

Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and nine to fifteen years of related experience.

Degrees

Bachelor's Degree, See Qualifications

Years of Experience

08-10 years w/Bachelors Degree, See Qualifications

Position Type

Full-Time

Shift

Day

Overview

For more than 40 years, ManTech employees have been solving complex problems for the national security community. We are comprised of approximately 10,000 talented employees around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Half our employees have a military background, and more than 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,000 active contracts with more than 40 different government agencies.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Waretime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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