CIRT Supervisor

Chantilly , Virginia
Mar 13, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

PenFed is hiring a CIRT Supervisor in Chantilly, VA . The primary purpose of this job is to perform daily operational management and complex analysis and incident response for the PenFed Cyber Threat Intelligence Center (SOC). Assists in modifying or establishing procedures to protect PenFed data in internal and external systems used by the credit union.  Acts as a subject matter expert for IT Security tools and processes.  Reviews work products of analysts on team and provides constructive feedback on a daily basis. This position will work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (overnight or day).


Essential Functions

  • Candidate must be independent and self-directed, able to find possible issues and work without direction to remediate and improve
  • Conduct daily incident response activities , including possible incidents during weekends and evenings
  • Supervise other CIRT analysts in day to day duties, and provide leadership by example, initiative and direction
  • Participate in hiring, performance management, and scheduling decisions
  • Tune and create signatures in Security Tools, SIEM
  • Serve as a technical escalation point for complex security problems
  • Perform a variety of Security Operations Functions such as alert triage and end user communications as needed
  • Maintain and create metrics for SOC functions
  • Monitor and check work products to verify consistency and policy compliance
  • Create reports from various IT Security systems for the purpose of monitoring critical activities and providing security metrics to IT Security management.
  • Participates in assessment of compliance with security regulations such as PCI, GLBA, FFIEC.  Coordinate external assessment teams to complete audit and security assessments.  Respond to requests for information in support of internal and external audits and examinations.
  • Evaluates industry best practices relative to PenFed security requirements.
  • Recommends software tools and/or other solutions for technical challenges involving IT Security processes.

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ of experience in Security Operations is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of security concepts, especially attack mechanisms, is required. Experience with SIEM tools such as ArcSight and/or Splunk is required. Tactical leadership skills for small teams preferred. IDS Monitoring and Signature writing experience preferred. Experience with network protocols and packet capture preferred. Malware Analysis skills preferred. Scripting experience preferred. YARA, Security Onion or Snort experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will mentor and supervise employees.

Licenses and Certifications

    GIAC Certifications such as GCIA Preferred

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.  



Limited travel to various worksites is required.



About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same. PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.

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