Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

Working from home
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time
Chemonics International is currently seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, detail oriented and collaborative Senior Cybersecurity Analyst to join our Cybersecurity Operations team - an integral part of our Global Technology and Infrastructure Division. The successful candidate will directly support the advancement of our global cybersecurity operations and incident response capabilities. As a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, you will play a critical role in safeguarding our employees and digital assets against evolving cybersecurity threats. You will be responsible for detecting, monitoring, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity threats and incidents, and supporting cyber forensics investigations. You will work closely with the in-house Cybersecurity Operations team, Managed Security Service Providers, and other globally dispersed stakeholders to ensure the security of Chemonics' IT infrastructure, applications, and data. This role directly supports the Senior Director of Cybersecurity Operations and will have routine interactions with the Chemonics Chief Information Security Officer, members of the Chemonics IT Leadership Team, and global counterparts in over 90+ countries.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .
  • Monitor and analyze security events and incidents using the Microsoft suite of products (including SIEM, XDR), determine security risk and respond accordingly
  • Conduct in-depth investigations into cybersecurity incidents, identify the root cause, and provide recommendations for mitigation
  • Collaborate with our MSSPs and IT Focal Points to respond to and resolve security incidents in a timely, compliant, and effective manner
  • Support cyber forensics investigations, including collecting and analyzing digital evidence, conducting data recovery, and documenting findings
  • Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential security weaknesses
  • Develop and implement security controls, policies, and procedures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets
  • Gather requirements and participate in the development/maintenance of Security use cases
  • Stay current with evolving cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies, and provide recommendations for improving security posture
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to junior team members and other stakeholders on cybersecurity best practices
  • Participate in incident response drills, tabletop exercises, and other security testing activities to enhance incident response capabilities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as IT, legal, and compliance, to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field. Master's degree in a related field is a plus.
  • 6-8 years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC), Incident Response, and / or Cyber Forensics oriented role.
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, tools, and technologies, such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, antivirus, endpoint protection, encryption, and authentication.
  • Hands-on experience with cyber forensics tools and techniques, such as disk imaging, memory analysis, log analysis, and malware analysis is preferred.
  • Experience with incident response frameworks, such as NIST SP 800-61, and ability to follow established incident response processes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate complex cybersecurity concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • At least one relevant industry certification, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+).
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced level proficiency in foundational / key cybersecurity defense concepts such as Threat Actor TTPs, Anomaly Detection and Analysis, Emerging Attack Vectors
  • Advanced level proficiency in Incident Response and related processes for endpoints, cloud-based environments, forensic approaches, administration of incident crisis bridges, and the development of incident reports for management and external parties
  • Proficiency in Network and Packet Analysis, Phishing Triage, and Malware / Hacking Analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Hands on experience with Microsoft Windows and Azure / M365 security relevant configurations
  • Advanced level understanding of leading cybersecurity operations models, approaches, and technologies. Especially the Microsoft Security Suite and Sentinel SIEM.
  • Familiarity with the application of Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting, and the MITRE ATT&ACK framework.
  • Ability to effectively steer and manage vendor relationships for outsourced security services.
  • Adequate business acumen and understanding of globally dispersed business contexts

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is continuously monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff and potential candidates is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to offer virtual interviews for all on-going recruits. On-boarding for new staff is offered in hybrid format through our Washington, D.C. and London, UK offices to accommodate remote workers.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chemonics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated.

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $96,960 - $121,200.

An employee's pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit to find out more about the benefits this position is eligible for.

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