SOC Analyst - Tier 3 in Purcellville, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job #:  1037733
Apex Systems is looking for a SOC Analyst in Purcellville, VA.  If you are interested in the role, please send your resume to
Position:  Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
Location: Purcellville, VA
As a Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, you will be analyzing / monitoring network traffic for a global implementation of Microsoft UC (Skype for Business).
In this role, you will you will be responsible for the following:
  • Monitoring and analyzing network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs
  • Prioritizing and differentiating between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
  • Creating and tracking security investigations to resolution
  • Opening tickets and assigning to correct resolver and validating/closing tickets related to false positives.
  • Providing Tier 1 investigation, triage, and mitigation of detected security events
  • Composing security alert notifications and other communications
  • Advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
  • Staying up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures
  • Responsible for working in a 24x7 Security Operation Center (SOC) environment
  • Provide analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices.
  • Provide Incident Response (IR) support when analysis confirms actionable incident.
  • Provide threat and vulnerability analysis as well as security advisory services
  • Analyze and respond to previously undisclosed software and hardware vulnerabilities
  • Investigate, document, and report on information security issues and emerging trends.
  • Coordinate with Intel analysts on open source activities impacting SLTT governments.
  • Integrate and share information with other analysts and other teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Certifications and Experience
  • Maintain and uphold a US Secret Clearance
  • Meet IAT II Certification requirements
  • Security+ Certification is required
  • 2-3 years of related experience in a Security Operations Center capacity
  • Previous experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), Cyber Defense Team (CDT), or a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Experience with Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Vulnerability management and Federal/Military security protocols
  • Experience with Log Event Monitoring solutions is strongly desired but not required

EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.