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IT - Cyber Security Specialist III
Job Title:  IT - Cyber Security Specialist III
Job Description: Tier 2 Analyst - Night Shift
Location: Falls Church VA
Days off: Monday-Tuesday
Hours: 2:00 pm-11:00pm

Candidates must be local to the Falls Church VA area

Key Responsibilities:   
  • Identification of Cybersecurity problems which may require mitigating controls
  • Analyze network traffic to identify exploit or intrusion related attempts
  • Recommend detection mechanisms for exploit and or intrusion related attempts
  • Provide subject matter expertise on network based attacks, network traffic analysis, and intrusion methodologies
  • Escalate items which require further investigation to other members of the Threat Management team
  • Execute operational processes in support of response efforts to identified security incidents
 Job responsibilities will include:  
  • Participates in a team of Security operations engineers investigating alerts, anomalies, errors, intrusions, malware, etc. to identify the responsible, determine remediation, and recommend security improvements
  • Follows precise analytical paths to determine the nature and extent of problems being reported by tools, e-mails, etc
  • Follows strict guidance on reporting requirements
  • Keeps management informed with precise, unvarnished information about security posture and events
  • Promotes standards-based workflow both internally and in coordinating with US-CERT
  • Engages with other internal and external parties to get and share information to improve processes and security posture
  • Guide team efforts
  • Communicates to CISO leadership
  • Leads analyzing/investigating reports or anomalies

Must be eligible to obtain a sensitive clearance – Position of Public Trust – and may be required to obtain a higher security clearance
  • Preferred 3+ years IT security experience
  • Preferred 2+ years’ experience in network traffic analysis
  • Strong working knowledge of:
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Network Level Exploits
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong understanding of IDS/IPS technologies, trends, vendors, processes and methodologies
  • Strong understanding of common IDS/IPS architectures and implementations
  • Strong understanding of IDS/IPS signatures, content creation and signature characteristics including both signature and anomaly-based analysis and detection

 Desired Skills:
  • Splunk experience, developing queries
  • Cloud monitoring experience is a plus
  • Excellent writing skills


  • 3-5 years of related experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC).


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Security preferred or a technically related field OR equivalent related work experience
  • CERTIFICATIONS: (One or more desired)
  • CompTIA Security +
  • CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer or CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker GCIH - (GIAC Certified Incident Handler) or ECIH - (EC-Council Certified Incident Handler) CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

Additional Provisions:

  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance • Pass both a client mandated clearance process to include drug screening, criminal history check and credit check.
  • Once candidate’s resume is approved and interview passed, the agency is responsible for providing drug screening. Failure to submit the drug screening results will delay the security clearance process.
  • If a candidate is given an interim clearance, continuation of employment is then based on the candidate receiving a sensitive clearance.
  • All candidates must be a US Citizen, or have permanent residence status (Green Card).
  • Candidate must have lived in the United States for the past 5 years.
  • Cannot have more than 6 months travel outside the United States within the last five years. Military Service excluded. (Exception does not include military family members.) All overtime must be pre-approved in writing by the client manager or his/her designated representative.

Thanks & Regards,
Daniel Christy A
IT Recruiter
Lucid Technologies Inc
O: 214-385-4144 Ext: 215
F: 214-889-5857 
W: www.LucidTechINC.com
Supplier Registration: https://lucidtechinc.com/supplierregistration