Senior Cyber Security Analyst


AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Senior Cyber Security Analyst to support an information technology project for our customers. The role will be responsible for providing security analysist and technical support to monitor, identify, and mitigate security incidents in a 24x7 operations center environment. The position will be based on site at our customer’s facility in Bethesda, Maryland and may require after hours and weekend support.


The successful candidate must be well-versed in security operations, cyber security tools, intrusion detection, and secured networks. They will serve as an expert and be responsible for providing network and security operations technical analysis, assessment and recommendations in the areas of real-time security situational awareness, operational network system and applications systems security monitoring. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer architecture and information systems are protected
  • Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities
  • Utilize incident response use-case workflows to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating
  • Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are security events using open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents
  • Reporting incidents and providing detailed information for use in after action reports
  • Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy
  • Providing technical support for new detection capabilities, recommendations to improve upon existing tools/capabilities to protect the network, and assessments for High Value Assets


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Electronical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and at least twelve (12) years of IT experience. An additional six (6) years of relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance required
  • Experience with advanced cyber security tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks
  • Experience interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations
  • Experience with the following tools: ENCASE, Splunk, NMapp
  • Experience with the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Linux, Ubuntu
  • Demonstrated experience performing forensic and malware analysis
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter that can work under general direction in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • Ability to support shift work and nights/weekends

Preferred / Desired Skills:

  • Certification in at least one of the following areas:
    • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
    • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

EEO Statement

AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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