HELM - Cyber Network Defense Analyst

Experience Requirements:

Experience Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field OR 1+ years’ experience - Experience in at least one of the areas below: - Network Administration - Unix/Linux Administration - Software engineering - Software development - Systems administration - Help desk/IT support - The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual in pursuit of a career in cyber security. - Candidates should also demonstrate the following: - Familiarity with a SOC’s purpose and role within an organization - General understanding of common network ports and protocols (e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, etc) - Familiarity with network topologies and network security device functions (e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Proxy, DNS, etc). - Familiarity with packet analysis tools such as Wireshark - Able to perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts - Familiarity with common malware and attack vectors - Familiarity with Windows operating systems and standard OS logging - Familiarity with Antivirus, DLP, and host based firewalls   Desired Requirements: - Familiar with SOC methodologies and processes - Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Powershell, Javascript, VBS etc

Job Duties
Utilize a SIEM for enterprise monitoring and detection - Create Security Event Notifications to document investigation findings - Perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts - Analyze network traffic using enterprise tools (e.g. Full PCAP, Firewall, Proxy logs, IDS logs, etc) - Collaborate with team members to analyze an alert or a threat - Stay up to date with latest threats - Monitor shared email box for notifications and requests - Utilize OSINT to aid in their investigation - Contribute to content tuning requests

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,595.16 - $80,820.80 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ashburn, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Cybersecurity: 2 years (Preferred)

Security clearance:

  • Top Secret (Preferred)

Work Location: One location