• Tier 2 Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2018 11:51 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, US citizenship is required.



    Responsibilities for this Position

    The General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) Security Operations Center (SOC) has an opening for a Tier 2 SOC Analyst. The GDMS SOC is responsible for monitoring, scanning, reporting, risk assessments, and incident response for the GDMS Enterprise.   This position will providing guidance and direction of Tier 1 Analysts while performing constant monitoring of the GDMS WAN/LAN and assess vulnerabilities, scrutinizing alerts from a myriad of sensors and systems, and responding to security events.  The Tier 2 SOC Analyst will have a strong understanding of IPS/IDS systems, network traffic communications standards (OSI, TCP/IP Models) and be able to translate GUI representations from a multitude of tools/applications to determine the identification, extent, and success/failure of network attacks. He/she will coordinate and host meetings, and organize/manage scheduling for all analysts.  He/she will preferably have knowledge and use of 4 or more of the following tools: ArcSight, Aruba ClearPass, Fidelis, Flexcera, FireEye HX, InfoBlox, IronPort, Firewalls, Linux, Palo Alto, PhishMe (Triage & Simulator), Redline, Remedy, Sharepoint, SNORT, SolarWinds, SourceFire/FirePower, Splunk, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), TCPDump, Tenable NESSUS, and Wireshark.


    Key Responsibilities

    Support and Guidance for Tier 1 Analysts                              Communication with Management

    Technical Training for Tier 1 Analysts                                    Team Briefings (Shift Change Announcements)

    Alert Research/Investigations                                               User Communication

    Network Monitoring & Reporting                                           Coordination & Scheduling

    Network Scanning                                                               Spear-phishing Identification

    Risk Assessments                                                                Telecommuting Capability

    Incident Response


    The selected individual will work a 9-hour shift within these hours to meet operational requirements. Periodic on-call duties are required.



    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Considerable knowledge of encryption algorithms (e.g., Internet Protocol Security [IPSEC], Advanced Encryption Standard [AES], Generic Routing Encapsulation [GRE], Internet Key Exchange[IKE], Message Digest Algorithm [MD5], Secure Hash Algorithm [SHA], Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES])
    • Considerable knowledge of cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts
    • Considerable knowledge of information technology (IT) architectural concepts and frameworks
      Considerable knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption)
    • Considerable knowledge of security system design tools, methods, and techniques
    • Considerable knowledge of the enterprise information technology (IT) architecture
    • Considerable knowledge of the organization's enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives
    • Skill in discerning the protection needs (i.e., security controls) of information systems and networks
    • Considerable knowledge of the methods, standards, and approaches for describing, analyzing, and documenting an organization's enterprise information technology (IT) architecture (e.g., Open Group Architecture Framework [TOGAF])
    • Considerable knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards
    • Considerable knowledge of information technology (IT) supply chain security and risk management policies, requirements, and procedures
    • Considerable knowledge of network security architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth)
    • Considerable knowledge of security models (e.g., Bell-LaPadula model, Biba integrity model, Clark-Wilson integrity model)
    • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
    • Fully proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly and handles more complex assignments 
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • This is the intermediate level in a field of specialization


    Minimum Requirements

    The leading candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a SOC. The candidate will be well-spoken, and possess excellent written communication abilities.  Strong candidates will have previous experience working with users; possess a talent for problem-solving as well as organization and time management skills.


    Desired Certifications: CCNA, CISSP, Network +, Security + (or other applicable certifications)

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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