Tier I Intrusion Analyst

Las Vegas, NV


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.
 
Our staff provides cyber security support to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a Tier 1 Intrusion Analyst in Las Vegas, Nevada. The candidate will be part of the Security Operation Center (SOC) working in a 24x7 environment. The position requires interaction with security personnel at customer sites, various levels of management, and outside agencies. Position can include up to 10% travel, local and nationwide. Applicant must be a positive, flexible, self-starter requiring minimal supervision, and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Communication skills are critical with the ability to verbalize and provide documentation to both technical and non-technical audiences. Applicants must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task effectively.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, deter, identify, and investigate computer and network intrusions. Ability to research trends and countermeasures in computer/network including vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious activity. Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with computer network security techniques and best practices. Technical focus on the monitoring and analysis of large, distributed and complex network. Candidate must be able to identify suspicious and malicious activity in a heterogeneous network environment and respond appropriately.
  • Research new and evolving threats and vulnerabilities with potential to impact the monitored environment.
  • Read and understand network packet capture files.
  • Monitoring and analysis of network and IDS information.
  • Log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting.
  • Identification of suspicious/malicious activities.
  • Identification and tracking of malicious code.
  • Reporting malicious activity to client locations with recommendations for remediation.
  • Review and management of incident resolutions
  • Other duties as assigned - Travel up to 10%

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or related technical discipline OR 4 years professional IT experience may be used in lieu of degree.
  • Three (3) years of technical experience with some security component
  • Active Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” Clearance OR Top Secret Security Clearance OR Secret with an SSBI investigation
  • US Citizenship required
  • Must be willing to work various shifts in a 24x7 environment.
  • This position is a day shift position but that may change in the future.
  • Strong knowledge of networking - Strong knowledge of common network protocol behavior.
  • Strong knowledge of information security principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years’ previous experience in network intrusion analysis is highly desired .
  • Experience with network and host-based IDS/IPS.
  • Experience with SIM/SIEM technologies.
  • The following information security training is highly desired: SANS GSEC, SANS GCIA, SANS GCIH, CEH, OSCP.
  • Compliance with 8570 CND-A within six months.

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.

Financial

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits

Educational

All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act | Equal Employment Opportunity | Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Criterion participates in E-Verify. Review Right to Workinformation.

Need an Accommodation?

Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to recruiting@criterion-sys.dev1-ironistic.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.