SOC Analyst

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Apex Systems
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Job#: 1258040

Job Description:

Apex Systems is hiring a SOC Analyst for one of our government clients in Alexandria, VA!

If you are interested in this position, please send an updated copy of your resume as a Word Document to

Job Title: SOC Metrics Analyst

Location: Mark Center (Alexandria, VA)

Clearance: Must be a US Citizen able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Term Length: Long Term Contract

Job Description:

Apex Systems is seeking a SOC Metrics Analyst on our Joint Service Provider (JSP) Cyber Security Task Order in Alexandria, VA. JSP provides a full range of IT products, services, and solutions and customer services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff (JS), Director of Administration (DA), Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), and other OSD offices for them to meet mission and business requirements. Through the JSP Cyber Security program, JSP performs a wide variety of services and functions required to secure the information security posture for DoD services.

As the SOC Metrics Analyst, you will provide analytical support services to SOC leadership to facilitate decision making by stakeholders of various levels from real time SOC analysts to executive leadership utilizing industry best practices. Analytical support services will be delivered through metrics analysis, metrics and dashboard development and documentation, internal and external reports, written and oral communication. Some remote work will be allowed. This position supports 8 hour shifts to support core hours 0600-1800 Monday - Friday and an active Secret security clearance (with TS/SCI eligibility) is required prior to start.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
  • Review and develop metrics related to the operation and maturation of the JSP SOC.
  • Work with large cybersecurity operations data sets and implement error checking, data quality assessments, queries.
  • Leverage automation to provide auto-generated reporting.
  • Recommend and support the development of new metrics and dashboards.
  • Develop and manage JSP SOC metrics catalog to track stakeholder requirements.
  • Recommend and track progress of KPIs.
  • Track and report on data spills and costs.
  • Develop written documentation and user guides for JSP SOC metrics dashboards.
  • Utilize metrics to support quality assurance and quality checking activities.
  • Upload documentation to the team knowledge management page for collaboration.
  • Prepare and provide information, presentations, and written reports for internal and external JSP SOC stakeholders as needed.

Basic Qualifications
  • Active Secret clearance at minimum, with ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI.
  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience; additional work experience or Cyber courses/certifications may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft analytical software such as Excel or Access.
  • Hands on experience working with business intelligence software such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Ability to assess and verify operational data from IDS/IPS, NetFlow, custom sensors, case/knowledge management system and communicate analytical results.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including experience in writing documentation for extracting and normalizing data from tools and databases.
  • Familiarity with data visualization.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word.
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
  • DoD 8570 IAT level II or higher certification such as CompTIA Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP, SANS GSEC prior to starting.
  • DoD 8570 CSSP-A level Certification such as CEH, CySA+, GCIA or other certification is required within 6 months of start.
  • Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cybersecurity domain and an ability to think and work independently
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Willing to support critical reporting for incidents and high visibility events which may include hours outside of core hours, including rare weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Top Secret - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Eligible (DIA Adjudicated or capable of reciprocal acceptance by DIA)
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, DNS, Proxy), and case data in support of metrics reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of querying, normalizing, and visualizing data from at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. ArcSight, Splunk, Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, QRadar, LogLogic).
  • Scripting and programming experience to automate repetitive tasks and recurring work products and deliverables.
  • Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Position Id : BHJOB2374_1258040
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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