Arlington, VA

Network Based Systems Analyst

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking an experienced Network Based Cybersecurity Systems Analyst. The goals of this position will be to achieve the following:


  • Monitoring of external data sources to maintain currency of Computer Network Defense threat conditions
  • Performing analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., network traffic logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection system logs, DNS logs) to identify possible threats to network security
  • Receiving and analyzing network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts
  • Tracking and documenting Computer Network Defense incidents from initial detection through final resolution.

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizenship - Must have an active TS/SCI clearance - Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 1+ years of directly relevant experience in network investigations
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and general attack stages with respect to network security architecture
  • Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources
  • Ability to identify and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata
  • Ability to reconstruct a malicious attack or activity based on network traffic
  • Ability to examine network topologies to understand data flows through the network
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of network device integrity concepts and methodologies - Understanding of how to preserve evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards Required Education: BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education. Desired Certifications: - DoD 8140.01 IAT Level II

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement - Applicants selected must meet background investigation eligibility requirements.