192384 - Cyber Defense Analyst / Engineer
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Santa Monica

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Cyber Defense Analyst / Engineer for an opening in Santa Monica, CA

Job Description
Client is looking for an experienced and motivated network defender with engineering skills to take ownership of the security instrumentation and protection of a unique, small, fully cloud-based network against intrusions and system compromises. This specialist position in the client Cyber Defense Center (RCDC) is responsible for the defense of a cloud-based network hosting sensitive research.
It is an opportunity for a Mid- to Senior-level analyst/engineer, on a contract to possible hire basis, to gain valuable experience configuring security for and monitoring a new and atypical network as well as helping the RCDC explore new cloud-native security tools.

Duties and Responsibilities
" The primary responsibilities of this Cyber Defense Analyst/Engineer position will be focused on securing and monitoring a relatively small but fully cloud-based network instrumented with both cloud-native and traditional security tools. The position will require engineering expertise to manage logs, configure and prepare security tools in the environment and evaluate new cloud-native tools.
" Responsibilities also include the identification, investigation and response to security events and incidents in the environment, including coordinating post-incident activities such as remediation of infected systems and reporting. This position will coordinate with a federal partner security operations team and will ensure that event logs are made available to the partner SOC as needed.
" Although the role is a dedicated resource to this separate network, you will have the support of the client Cyber Defense Center and be a blended part of our team. As part of that blended team, you will also be expected to switch over and help defend and respond to incidents on the global client enterprise network as needed.

Experience and Knowledge
" Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a security operations role plus some security engineering experience with logging and tooling configuration.
" The role requires analyst experience performing network traffic analysis using flow logs, endpoint investigations using an endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform, and associated SIEM and EDR content creation and tuning focused on the detection of anomalous and malicious activity.
" Desired experience includes threat hunting, incident response, cloud security service configuration and log management.
" The candidate should understand cloud security principles, defensible security architecture and different attack vectors and corresponding preventions or detections given different network designs.
" Technical skills: Experience working in Linux and Windows server environments. Familiarity with security tool installation and configuration. Strong system and network troubleshooting skills. Understanding of federal cybersecurity compliance regulations and ability to configure systems to comply with regulations.
" Strong communication skills including writing system requirements, system specifications and compliance documentation.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Max Cameron
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x242 or (800) 927-9318 x242

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.