Cybersecurity Analyst

    • Amentum
  • Washington, DC
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Problem solving
Data Analysis
Reverse engineering
Security audit
Risk analysis
Network forensics
Penetration testing
Trend analysis
Malware analysis
Cyber security
Analytical skill
Regulatory Compliance
Software development
Intrusion detection
Meta-data management
Cisco Certifications
Copy editing
Security clearance

Job Details

Amentum is seeking a Cybersecurity Analyst to join our team and support our Washington, DC customer. We are looking for team members who are passionate about making a difference by working on critical efforts we manage as a premier government contractor.

We are pipelining candidates for a future role.

You enjoy providing full spectrum analytical support in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment. One of your strong points is your eagerness to put customer needs at the forefront of your problem-solving. You are proactive in asking questions when you need more information and enjoy collaborating with other agencies. As a team player, you thrive in helping your colleagues and look forward to supporting our customers professionally.

  • Performs forensic and data analysis of digital information, ensuring compliance with federal mandates while keeping all stakeholders informed through the use of thorough tracking and documentation
  • Monitor systems and networks for intrusions and proactively identify security flaws and vulnerabilities, and then develop plans of action to remediate security issues
  • May use programming skills to help reverse engineer malicious code and help create fixes
  • Perform security audits, risk analysis, network forensics and penetration testing in order to analyze, develop, and recommend courses of action
  • Responsible for the full lifecycle of security incidents involving enterprise systems and data, including personally identifiable information (PII) breaches
  • Perform cyber defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact, identifying the specific vulnerability, and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation
  • Identifies, monitors, and adheres to security policies for networks, systems, and applications collecting computer intrusion evidence, and coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents
  • Conduct cyber trend analysis, malware analysis, and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata

Here at Amentum, we are purpose-driven with a fierce commitment to deliver on our promises. We create trailblazing solutions, have unwavering integrity, and embrace inclusion and collaboration. Our team is excited to help customers solve today's and tomorrow's problems, giving confidence and reassurance that together we'll accomplish mission success.

Minimum Requirements:
  • PhD degree in a cybersecurity related field, and at least 2 years of cybersecurity analysis experience
    • Or a Master's degree in a cybersecurity related field, and at least 4 years of cybersecurity analysis experience
    • Or a Bachelor's degree in a cybersecurity related field, and at least 6 years of cybersecurity analysis experience
    • Or an Associates degree in a cybersecurity related field, and at least 8 years of cybersecurity analysis experience
    • Or a High school diploma/GED, at least 10 years of cybersecurity analysis experience
  • Possess one of the following certifications:
    • DoD 8570 IAT II certification (which includes either a Security+, CCNA-Security, CySa+, GICSP, GSEC, CND, and/or SSCP certification)
    • DoD 8570 IAM II certification (which includes either a CAP, CASP+CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CCISO, and/or HCISPP certification)
  • Must have an Active Top Secret US Government Clearance with SCI eligibility, and the ability to obtain a polygraph prior to your start. Note: ship is required to maintain a Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a Department of Defense (DoD) or Intelligence Community (IC) environment

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.