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SOC Analyst - Junior - US Citizenship is a MUST - REMOTE/ONSITE

Washington, DC, DC · Information Technology
Visual Soft, Inc is seeking qualified  candidates to work on our efforts with a Prime for their end customer, a federal agency.
Position: Junior Security Analyst (US Citizenship is a MUST) - Currently REMOTE until further guidance is provided by the Government. when ONSITE, the following is the work location
Location: US Courts (Washington, DC, next to Union Station metro)
# of positions: multiple
Shift time:  currently Shift 2 is open, however, all prospective candidates MUST be willing to work on other shifts if required or at the request of Program Manager, when other shift personnel are on vacation.
Pick any of the shifts
Shift 1 – MF 7am to 3.30pm 
Shift 2 - MF 3pm to 12:00 mid night
Shift 3 – MF 11pm to 7.30am 
Shift 4 – SS 7am to 7.30pm, any two days M-F from 7am to 3.30pm
Shift 5 – SS 7pm to 7.30am, any two days M-F from 7pm to 3.30am

**If hired, during the first two weeks, the candidate MUST work between 8 AM to 5 PM Mon-Fri to be trained about the environment, processes and protocols.  following the first two weeks, the candidates will be assigned to their corresponding shifts.

The Junior Security Engineer/Analyst has the primary responsibility of aggressively monitoring and responding to alerts triggered in the SEIM tool or requests for assistance from customers. The Analyst will use a variety of tools to investigate incidents and take immediate action or recommend a course of action to safeguard the agency's systems. The Junior Security Engineer/Analyst works as tier 1 support and will escalate all events to second tier, Senior, for review before completing event notation to assure correctness in reviews. All events that require Level 4 handling will be immediately escalated to the Shift Team Lead. Events that require over 15 minutes of analysis are to be escalated to the Seniors on shift for analysis.

General Experience:
Three to Four (2-4) years of PROFESSIONAL and PAID network intrusion detection experience. Candidates must have the following skills:
  • The ability to investigate and evaluate network traffic, and the ability to read and interpret log and sniffer packets, Wireshark.
  • The ability to analyze data from a variety of sources over time and create a logical narrative of observed behavior, and the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Candidate will have at two years experience performing intrusion detection analytics working with the examination of logs and console events in the following working experience areas of; Splunk ES, examining Snort based IDS events, PCAPS, web server log review, and working in a Splunk SIEM environment.
  • Industry Certifications such as CEH are highly desired
Years of Experience: 3-4 years of PAID experience
Education Requirement:  Associate Degree or BS degree 
Clearance requirement:  U.S. Citizenship is required.

Standard Benefits:
 Our standard benefits include: Our standard benefits include 3 weeks of Paid time off (PTO that includes sick leave). Any unused PTO will be issued as a check at the end of an employee's anniversary with us. we also provide 2 floating and 8 public holidays. Floating and holidays expire at the end of every year of service of an employee. In addition, company will cover 50% of health and dental insurances only for all full time employees, however, dependents can be added at extra cost. Employee's health and dental coverage becomes effective after 30 days or first of the month after an employee completes initial 30 working days, we cover 50% for the employee's health and dental insurances.  Dependents coverage for health and dental insurances is available as an out of pocket expense for employees. An employee has to finish all of your paper work for health and dental in the first 30 days of your employment with us. We provide STD, LTD and one time salary equivalent of life insurance at NO cost to all full time employees. All full time employees or w-2 employees with no benefits will be eligible to participate in company's 401k program after 90 days of employment with a company match of 4%, immediate vesting.  In addition,  all w-2 employees are eligible to be part of company's profit sharing, no employee contributions required. NO parking or commute expenses when the position becomes ONSITE
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