Cyber Software Analytics SME

Fort Belvoir, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Cyber Software Analytics SME to join our growing team.

Working within the Army PEO-EIS newly formed Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Team, the Cyber Software Analytics SME will be a critical team member for the rapidly growing DCO PdM.

Responsibilities broadly include:

·                   Plan and conduct engineering projects concerned with research, design, and development of new or modification and improvement of existing equipment's and systems applicable to PM mission.

·                   Apply the theories, principles, standards and information systems security methods and a working knowledge of the related engineering disciplines to evaluate system requirements, determine hardware and software design detail and performance characteristics necessary to meet operational requirements.

·                   Recommend new designs and techniques leading to cost-effective system enhancement.

·                   Analyze specific system requirements and design modifications or deviations in hardware or software subsystems to ensure fulfillment of user related needs and will adequately resist established and projected threat environments.

Responsibilities specifically include:

·                   Author SIEM queries (e.g. Splunk, ELK, etc.)

·                   Work with Python

·                   Operate and develop signatures for SIEM

Author cybersecurity requirements/specifications for cyber analytics


Skills & Requirements



·                   3 years of relevant experience

·                   Experience as a Cybersecurity Analyst (CNDSP or NSOC)

·                   System Administration experience with Linux

·                   Familiar with Hadoop

·                   Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Skills:

·                   Experience with ELK

·                   Experience with Splunk

·                   Experience with working in the ‘cloud.'

·                   Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint·       

·                   Working knowledge of the “R” programming language

·                   DOD Experience

·                   Operate on a SOC team

Education & Certifications:

·                   Bachelor's Degree

·                   At least 1 of the  following DoD 8570 level II IAT Certificates: 

o        A+

o        Network+

o        Systems Security Certified Practioner (SSCP)

o        Global IA Certification (GIAC)

o        GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)

o        Security+

o        Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)

Security Clearance:

·                   Active DOD Secret required


·                   Springfield/Fort Belvoir