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Cyber Network Defense Analyst - TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • 01/10/19
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Full-Time
We are seeking an individual with a broad base of experience in Information Technologies and Cybersecurity, and the desire and drive to make a difference. As a Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst you will be responsible for monitoring an extensive array of networks to detect suspicious and malicious activity that could jeopardize the health of information systems. Our Analysts are responsible for reviewing logs from various security tools and network traffic analyzers. You must be able to research, compile information and prepare computer security incident reports based on events, incidents and intrusions that are detected. You will work closely with Incident Response Analysts, Infrastructure Engineers and System Administrators to ensure proper handling and mitigation of all activity detected.

Key Responsibilities:

Constant monitoring of intrusion detection systems using SEIM tools
Creation of technical incident response reports based on intrusions and events
Provides assistance in computer incident investigations
Perform independent research and analysis of security threats
Coordinate with other teams to analyze, investigate and remediate detected incidents
Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity
Recommend modifications to security tools to better detect, prevent, and mitigate intrusions
Knowledge of computer network defense and vulnerability assessment tools, including open source tools, and their capabilities
Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and network security architecture
Skill in collecting data from a variety of computer network defense resources
Strong ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive and collaborative team
Knowledge and understanding of networking, network layers, protocols, devices and multiple operating systems

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.

5-8 years of related experience in data security administration.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong work ethic
He/she must have several years' experience with and be able to analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation; evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk
The CND Monitoring & Incident Response Analyst performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction
She/he receives data about and performs further analysis on Events of Interest to include Suspicious Cyber Activity Reports (SCARS).
Develops; refines; and performs advanced analysis techniques to uncover new or potential incidents
Analysis techniques may be refined into training and process improvements that are promulgated back to the CND Watch for sustained operations
Performs in-depth analysis techniques to uncover new or potential incidents and recommends defensive and proactive measures to thwart potential and malicious activity or inappropriate use by any internal or external entity to include: conducting malicious code activity analysis; determining the effects on a system or the network; assisting in gathering potential evidence for law enforcement; etc.
She/he prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results.
Because of the sensitive nature of the work being done for this government client, all candidates must hold a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
Required Certifications:

DoD 8570 IAT Level 2

One of the following: Security+CE; GSEC, SSCP; CCNA-Security; CISA; GCIH; GCED; CISSP; or CASP CE.

CNDSP Analyst certification:

One of the following: CEH, GCIA; or GCIH.

In some circumstances; Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training will be provided to cover the CNDSP Analyst certification requirement. If selected; certification must be obtained 30 days after training completion date.

Position requires shift work:

Panama 12-Hour Shift Schedule Example.

Benefits of this Position:

Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
Professional Development Assistance Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
Educational Reimbursement toward degree programs and individual coursework
401K Match with 100% vesting on day one
Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
Parking and transit commuter benefits
Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do
Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance
General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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