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Cyber Security Analyst (Tier 3)


Cyber Security Analyst


Remote, Virginia, United States


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The Leidos has an excellent opportunity for a talented and experienced Security Engineer to join our growing team to help design, implement, and maintain a Microsoft Sentinel SIEM/SOAR SOC solution to protect our clients’ digital assets and information. This role requires a deep knowledge of network security, security event management, incident response, and a strong understanding of the latest security threats and technologies.

The Role:

  • Understand and utilize Threat Intelligence in the creation, planning, and leading of Threat Hunt actions.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including network, endpoint, security, and IT operations to understand and translate customer requirements and expectations into actionable plans.

  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation of SOC design, architecture, and processes for client reference.

  • Provide training and support to SOC analysts and other team members on the use of tools, processes, and procedures.

  • Assist in the creation of incident response plans, threat management processes, and security policies in alignment with client requirements.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity trends, threat intelligence, and best practices to ensure SOC is well equipped to response to emerging threats.

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOC.

  • Assist in incident response actions when required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically and adapt to evolving situations.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively convey technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

What Sets You Apart:

  • A Bachelor's degree or minimum of 4 years prior relevant experience.

  • Ability to obtain public trust clearance.

  • In-depth knowledge of MS Sentinel.

  • Experience configuring log sources, normalizing data, and managing threat intelligence feeds.

  • Strong understanding of threat detection, incident response, and SOAR concepts.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Understanding of M-21-31 requirements, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CISA Incident and Vulnerability Playbooks, and CISA BOD requirements such as BOD 22-01.

  • Understanding of a variety of both network and end point defenses.

  • Experience developing Threat Hunt action planning and Incident Response.

  • Experience configuring UEBA to enhance the SOC’s ability to identify anomalous behaviors.

  • Experience using python and AI/ML frameworks for cyber analytics.

  • Experience establishing effective SOC metrics, alarms, reports and dashboards.

  • Experience with security aspects of M365, Azure, the use of ServiceNow and ServiceNow workflows, and CISA CDM tools.

  • Relevant certifications such as Microsoft SC-200.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.