INFOSEC/IDS Analyst (Top Secret / Night Shift)

Sterling, Virginia
Competitive pay - DoE
Aug 24, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
IT, Security Engineer

Sparks Group is currently assisting a Security Operations Center (SOC) in Sterling, VA as they transition to 24/7 operational support. They currently have multiple opportunities for both 2nd and 3rd shifts and are actively interviewing qualified candidates. This position requires an Active Top Secret Clearance and at least 4 years of INFOSEC/IDS experience. 


  • Maintains existing security tools and creates new security tool signatures to ensure maximum performance and availability. 
  • Forensically identifies, collects, preserves, analyzes, and presents computer-related data recovered from an enterprise environment. 
  • Performs all aspects of intrusion detection, log and audit management, network and database vulnerability assessment and compliance management, and security configuration. 
  • Addresses problems, installs, configures, troubleshoots, and provides maintenance and training in response to customer requirements or inquires. 
  • Conducts the integration/testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security. 
  • Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains server configurations (hardware and software) to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Also manages accounts, security devices, and patches; responsible for access control/passwords/account creation and administration. 
  • Analyze collected information to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation. 
  • Provides support in the identification, documentation, and development of computer and network security countermeasures. 
  • Performs penetration testing on enterprise network. 
  • Identifies network and operating systems vulnerabilities and recommends countermeasures.
  • Supports the deployment and integration of security tools. 
  • Develops, updates, and maintains internal Standard Operating Procedure for all internal assigned functions. 
  • Provides system operation support, administers hardware and software inventory, and oversees administration of a laboratory environment. 

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in Information System Security, Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, or Insider Threat. 
  • Network monitoring and intrusion detection using host-based and network-based intrusion detection systems (IDS) and log management applications.
  • Testing, installing, patching, and upgrading computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, and UNIX) in an enterprise environment.
  • Engineering, testing, installing, patching, and upgrading various information security hardware and software applications.
  • Identifying, collecting, processing, documenting, reporting, cyber security/ incident response events.
  • Architecting, engineering, developing and implementing cyber security/incident response policies and procedures.
  • Related experience in information system security, cyber security, computer forensics, insider threat, information certification & accreditation regulations, Federal standards, industry best practices and guidelines. 

Qualified candidates should send their resume OR call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. 

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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