Tier 2 Security Analyst

Tier 2 Security Analyst
Contract W2
$40 - 52 per hour

Job Description

job summary:

Randstad Technologies is hiring and we're looking for someone like YOU to join our team! If you are seeking a new opportunity, looking to grow in your career, or you know someone who is - we want to hear from you! Take a look at the below opportunity, or feel free to visit RandstadUSA.com to view and apply to any of our open roles.


location: Ashburn, Virginia

job type: Contract

salary: $40 - 52 per hour

work hours: 8am to 4pm

education: Bachelors



Tier 2 Sr. Security Analyst

WFH (but near Ashburn, VA; Cary, NC; Temple Terrace, FL)

Security Analysts comprise the primary labor force within the Security Operations Center. Tier-2 Security Analysts come from an enterprise background with at least three years' experience working in a security-related field, enabling them to undertake a wide variety of tasks across a number of different platforms. Analysts will handle day-to-day tasks, as well as short-notice ad-hoc work, and see them through to completion with minimal supervision. Security Analysts provide critical value to the Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) workflow, leveraging their extensive knowledge to provide context to events; recommendations for remediation actions; and suggestions for implementing best practices and improving standard processes and procedures.

Duties of the Tier-2 Security Analyst include:

? Provide "eyes on glass" real-time security monitoring in a 24x7 environment by monitoring security infrastructure and security alarm devices for Indicators of Compromise utilizing SIEM and cybersecurity tools;

? Active real-time security monitoring of alerts and escalating critical alerts to in compliance with the appropriate service levels;

? Advanced security event detection and threat analysis for complex and/or escalated security events;

? Providing log/network/malware/device analysis and making recommendations for remediation of security vulnerability conditions;

? Develop internal and/or external documentation, such as detailed procedures, playbooks, runbooks and operational metrics reports;

? Performing level 2 assessment of incoming alerts (assessing the priority of the alert, determining severity of alert in respect to customer environment, correlating additional details) and coordinate with Senior Analysts for critical priority incidents, if necessary;

? Performing Level 1 Threat Hunting activities utilizing customer SIEM and cybersecurity toolkits;

? Assisting in quality control during onboarding of new customers to verify validity of Use Cases and generated alerts;

? Maintaining the SOC Knowledge Base;

? Performing various related tasks as assigned.

? ITIL V.4 certification within 6 months of hire

Required Skills & Experience:

? Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Security or similar discipline

? Experience using a supporting from an analytics perspective SIEM environments

? Basic knowledge with scripting, parsing and query development in multiple Enterprise

Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) solutions

? Experience in tuning use cases & content, driven from day to day optimizations

? Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Security or similar discipline

? Good documentation and communication skills

? Exceptional problem solving skills

? Ability to drive process improvements and identify gaps

? Proactive in engaging with customers, client executives and management teams

? Good understanding of threat landscape and indicators of compromise

? Hunting techniques

? At least 3-5 years SOC experience plus additional experience in other related fields

? Clear and concise written and oral English

Desired Skills & Experience:

? Master Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science or related field

? Platform experience with competing correlation platforms a plus

? SOAR Automation experience using Cortex XSOAR, Splunk Phantom, etc.

? Scripting knowledge in (ie. Python, Powershell, Bash Shell, Java, etc.)

? ITIL V.4 certification

? CISSP, SANS GIAC or GCIH, Splunk Administrator, Cortex XSOAR, IBM Qradar, CCNP-Security, Palo Alto CNSE, AWS:SA, Microsoft Azure, CompTIA Linux+ or RHEL

? Basic Forensic knowledge

? Threat Hunting experience utilizing different SIEMs and industry best practices

Shift Availability:

Swing Shift - 10am to 6pm Eastern


Preferred Ashburn, VA but open to Cary, North Carolina or Temple Terrace, Fl



  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors

  • Technical Analyst
  • Requirement Analyst
  • Network Security

For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Dice Id : cxsapwma1
Position Id : 888588
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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