Jr SOC Analyst - US Citizenship Required - ongoing needs

Location: Washington, DC, DC
Date Posted: 12-13-2018
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)
Location: a federal agency  (Washington, DC, next to Union Station metro)
# of positions: multiple
Shift time:
Pick any of the shifts
Shift 1 – MF 7am to 3.30pm --> ONE position available
Shift 3 – MF 11pm to 7.30am --> one position available
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

**flexibility to work in any shift is highly preferred**

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 agency or 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:
Two (2-4) years of network intrusion detection experience. Candidate 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.
Specialized Experience:
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, Splunk, examining Snort based IDS events, Pcaps, web server log review, and working in a SIEM environment.

Years of Experience: 2-4 years (in a SOC environment is essential and required)
Education Requirement:  High School diploma preferred
Clearance requirement:  U.S. Citizenship is required.
***we do NOT pay for commuting or parking expenses to perform the above job at the federal agency's location***
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.
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