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Tier 2 Security Analyst

Job ID: 2212942
Location: SANTA ANA, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyberspace Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Tier 2 Security Analyst. The contract is a comprehensive IT infrastructure initiative which aims to significantly improve the manner in which the Client’s IT systems are operated, supported, and controlled. The Tier 2 Security Analyst position is concerned with the Security Services Requirements section of this contract, providing support services associated with (but not limited to) Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), incident response, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), anti-virus and malware management, and firewall monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts research and evaluates technical and all-source intelligence with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Conducts investigations into security incidents following defined Incident Response procedures, takes immediate measures to isolate the problem and minimize negative impact, follows escalation procedures as appropriate, creates post-incident reporting to include Root Cause Analysis.
  • Analyzes network events to determine the impact on current operations.
  • Correlates threat data from various sources.
  • Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operational effectiveness.
  • Implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions.
  • Performs risk and vulnerability assessments at the network, system, and application level.
  • Develops and implements security controls and formulates operational risk mitigations along with assisting in security awareness programs.
  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Utilizes COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures to scan, identify, contain, mitigate, and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions.
  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and recommends additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • May support cyber metrics development and reporting.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Cybersecurity or related technical field, 2+ years relevant industry experience; MS in Cybersecurity or related technical field, 0 years relevant industry experience
  • Required Certifications: Security+, GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), or similar industry related certification(s)
  • Professional experience with:
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • IDS/IPS, Firewalls, and Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware technologies
    • Incident Management
    • Vulnerability Management

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS in Cybersecurity or related technical field, 4+ years relevant industry experience; MS in Cybersecurity or related technical field, 2+ years relevant industry experience
  • Desired Certifications: Certified Informational Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), or similar industry related certification(s)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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