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Exploitation Analyst - Level 2

Government and Military

Budget Analyst


Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking Exploitation Analysts to use information collected from a variety sources (e.g., intrusion detection systems, firewalls, network traffic logs, and host system logs) to identify potential vulnerabilities, respond to cyber events that occur, and defend against events that might occur.

Essential Duties:

  • Primary mission is exploitation. Create exploitation plans and make operational adjustments using understanding of network defenses and vulnerabilities.
  • Help develop mitigations to strengthen network defenses and protect against attacks on network infrastructure devices or systems. Work may span the gamut of data transport possibilities, such as traditional wired networks, wireless transport (including Wi-Fi and cellular), collaborative platforms such as video teleconferencing, and the hardware and software that support it all.
  • Develop increasing expertise in networking protocols and architectures, cloud security, Internet of Things protocols, and advanced network security.
  • Work with government, military, and contractor personnel to develop shared understandings of intelligence needs, mission relevance, and areas of expertise.
  • Apply analytical thinking t to form hypotheses, critically assess and choose analysis techniques, then query, merge, enrich, evaluate, and pivot within data to attain and share insights.
  • Distill, document, contextualize and share your findings with teammates, stakeholders, and intelligence consumers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S citizen.
  • Must possess a current Top Secret (TS) clearance with SCI eligibility and a polygraph.
  • Degree in a technical field (e.g., Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, IT, or Information Systems, Networking and Telecommunications, etc.).
    • 18 semester hours of military training/ coursework in networking, computer science, or cyber topics is equivalent to an Associates degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering.
  • Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration.
  • Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis Course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered toward relevant experience requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Network+ or similar certification
  • Security+ or similar certification
  • Certified Ethical Hacker certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate certification