Los Alamos National Laboratory Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3 ($101,000 - $168,600)
Work on complex cyber threat hunting and intelligence techniques and methodologies
Identify and respond to complex computer security incidents, communicate findings, and modify defenses and response measures as appropriate;
Develop threat hunting tools and techniques
Use dynamic and static malware analysis techniques
Independently lead work on moderately complex cyber issues, providing guidance and direction as appropriate to other cyber security personnel
Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4 ($122,200 - $205,900)
In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4 will:
Independently lead work on unusually significant or complex issues;
Serve as a technical expert in Threat Hunting or Incident Response area
Responsible for coordination among groups, external organizations, and key decision makers.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A deep understanding of the cyber security environment, including network and host system security issues and concepts, compliance, and certification.
Advanced understanding of common network and host-based attacks, attack methods, network defense architectures, and security tools.
Extensive experience with one or more of the following: threat hunting and threat intelligence, malware analysis and reverse engineering; enterprise host and memory forensics; network forensics and packet analysis; incident response and incident coordination; penetration testing.
Experience leading projects or mentoring junior analysts.
Strong analytical, documentation, and communication skills and the ability to collaborate well in a dynamic team environment.
Additional Job Requirements for Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Acknowledged technical expertise in one or more of the areas itemized above.
Enterprise forensics, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools, and SEIM type tools
Diamond Model, Kill Chain, and ATT&CK methodologies
Network and host-based signature creation
Automated analysis and scripting with Python, Perl or similar languages
Tool integration and event correlation with differing API’s
Ability to work independently and generate new initiatives to achieve long-range goals.
Able and willing to mentor junior analysts, share expertise, and serve as a subject-matter expert in one or more areas of computer security and incident response.
Education/Experience at lower level:
Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3 typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 8 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected
Education/Experience at higher level:
Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4 typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 12 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected.
Note to Applicants: A comprehensive cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and desired job skills is recommended.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. The Telework Pilot is in effect from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, but may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Higher level position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Gonzales, Andrea Jo
Vacancy Name: IRC83324
Organization Name NIE-ESS/Engineering & Security Services
Req ID: IRC83324
Category: Information Technology