Cyber Security Analyst

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.


Do you want to lead the cybersecurity effort that will be responsible for shaping the Navy’s cloud strategy and migrating legacy workloads? Are you knowledgeable about cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, etc.), Federal IA constraints (FedRAMP, NIST 800-53), and automated security tools?

Octo is seeking a Cybersecurity Analyst to join our growing team!

The Cybersecurity Analyst will be responsible for leading all aspects of the security process as the team migrates legacy on premise applications to one or more cloud service providers. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert in DOD hosting environments and FedRAMP compliant systems.


·       Subject matter expert on all things cybersecurity related for the team; especially as they relate to cloud security in public and private clouds

·       Provide thought leadership to the customer on cybersecurity matter and help influence/direct security policies

·       Review current system security and defining target security strategy that meets or exceeds Navy compliance standards.

·       Implement and monitor all security controls defined by the IA team.

·       Implement automated security monitoring tools (Fugue, Splunk, or similar)


Skills & Requirements

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of Cyber Security experience

·        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)

·        Cloud certification (AWS SysOps associate or similar)

·        Ability to administer security monitoring tools

·        Ability to set up VPCs, ACLs, private/public subnets and other networking tasks

·        Knowledgeable about intrusion presentation and intrusion detection systems


·       AWS professional certification or related


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or MBA highly desirable


Active Secret Clearance is required


Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.


  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation