Computer Network Defense Analyst 2

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you.
Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

We are seeking a Computer Network Defense Analyst2 to help support our program located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Implements and enforces national, DOD (8500.01, 6510, etc.), and MDA security policies and directives
Performs continuous network security monitoring, intrusion detection, and incident response actions to defend the program component of the Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Network (BMD COMNET) and program mission systems and services
Develops a network defense visibility display and directs/executes time sensitive adjustments to the network security posture to minimize or counter operational risk
Collects stores and presents data and metrics for use by senior leaders to conduct Operational Risk Management (ORM) decisions on the network security posture and perform proactive security functions established to assist BMD organizations in deterring, detecting, isolating, containing, and recovering from information system (IS) and network security intrusions and mitigating known network vulnerabilities
Operates and administers the BMD provided computer network defense suite of tools, to include firewalls, correlated log analysis, intruder alert and related services to protect BMD COMNET infrastructure and information services from internal and external threats
Performs other related duties and assignments as required
Position requires 24x7 shift work. Candidate will be assigned to a shift, to be determined by mission requirements. Some substitute rotation during off-shifts, including nights and weekends will be required

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 2 years experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Must meet the DoD 8570 IAT - Level II - (hold CCNA Security CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP)
Knowledge of and practical experience in the usage of an array of network and information security tools
Knowledge of modern computer systems, client/server, LAN/WAN and Network concepts, modern network management and monitoring concepts
Ability to recognize known worms/viruses based on their signatures - Ability to recognize network intrusion events and to differentiate false positives
Ability to recognize successful intrusions and compromises through review and analysis of relevant event logs and other detailed information-Knowledge of hardware (Routers, CSU/DSU, bridges, multiplexers, servers and switches configuration)
Previous experience in the monitoring/management of intrusion detection systems and firewall devices, to include SideWinder, ArcSight, HBSS and/or Tripwire - Experience securing network gear against known vulnerabilities
Active Secret DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Certified Ethical Hacker certification
Unix and/or Microsoft operation system training

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