SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Cyber Operations Analyst

    Job Location US-MD-Beltsville
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is looking for a Cyber Operations Analyst. Candidates will perform cyber security monitoring of a global virtual network of cloud-based services and mobile devices. You will work with senior cyber security personnel, cloud/mobile system engineers, and enterprise cloud operations personnel to maintain an acceptable security posture and mitigate risks when detected. You will learn to use the cloud-based technologies of the environment to protect, detect, analyze and respond to intrusions and security events.


    • Performs security monitoring and incident response for a large Federal government organization using tools provided to identify suspicious behavior, intrusions and policy violations
    • Creates/updates/closes records of security monitoring and incident response activities using provided and ticketing solutions
    • Identifies ways to tune, extend or expand existing tools to automate monitoring, improve accuracy of detection, and analyze new data sources
    • Communicates alerts to internal customer CIRT teams and when approved, notifies business partners
    • Understanding of multiple log formats and sources and the inter-relation between them.  Be able to pivot investigations based upon results.
    • Develops Situational Activity Reports documenting discovery and investigation of malicious activity.
    • Identifies improvements to existing Standard Operating Procedures and other similar documentation and performs revisions upon approval


    Required Knowledge/Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Cybersecurity OR an additional five (5) years of professional work experience performing IT system analysis, IT system administration, IT or cyber security operations
    • At least three (3) years of professional work experience performing similar technical disciplines as described in this position description
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members and upper management.
    • Top Secret Clearance
    • Hands-on experience performing continuous monitoring of system, application and network event data using Splunk.

    Preferred Knowledge/Experience:

    • Experience monitoring cloud-based environments or applications such as Amazon Web Services, Google, ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure or Salesforce
    • Hands-on experience performing continuous monitoring of system, application and network event data using tools such as ArcSight ESM, Niksun, FireEye, IronPort, Infoblox or McAfee NSM.
    • Experience with scripting and programming languages (Python, etc.)
    • Experience developing programs that access application program interfaces (API) of application software or cloud services
    • EC Council: ECSA, CHFI, ECIH or C|EH.

    Certifications (1 or more preferred of the following):

    • SSCP
    • CCNA-Security
    • GSEC
    • Security+CE
    • CISSP
    • CASP
    • CISA
    • GCED
    • GHIH

    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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