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Junior SOC Analyst

Job ID: 2015826
Location: ATLANTA, GA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Junior SOC Analyst in Atlanta, GA.  This is support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cybersecurity mission to ensure HHS can actively protect the vital health information with which it is entrusted, respond to existing and emerging cybersecurity threats, and continue to enhance the program to ensure HHS has the capability and capacity to respond to new and emerging requirements, technologies and threats.

SOC Activities:


  • Collect, analyze, and correlate security events and use discovered data to enable recommendation of mitigation of potential incidents within the enterprise as defined by Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) methodology.
  • Identify events that pose a threat to the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information or systems that may be indicative of a violation of federal law or HHS Policy.
  • Perform incident triage to include determining accuracy, scope, urgency, and impact.
  • Provide incident coordination and updates to the OpDiv Incident Response Teams (IRTs) and HHS through prescribed CSIRC methodology.
  • Notify CSIRC management and other HHS IRT members of suspected incidents and articulate the event’s history, status and potential impact.
  • Perform agency-wide event and incident tracking using ticket management system.
  • Track and report on-going cyber security incidents to the primary incident handler.
  • Respond to verified incidents utilizing a wide array of tools to mitigate active threats.


NOC Activities:

  • Accurately monitor multiple wide area networks (WAN), local voice and data networks for circuit utilization and errors, network node availability, network device health, and system alarms.

  • For network alarms, events, and outages; perform first level troubleshooting, triage, escalation, event management, and ticket documentation.

  • Coordinate with contractors and various teams within the Departments to assist with service restoration based on alarm conditions.

  • Work with the CSIRC and other OpDiv teams to investigate anomalies observed within the network and to remediate network and systems outages.

  • Make required outage and degradation notifications to stakeholders at intervals commemorate with problem severity

  • Participate in available technical and personal development opportunities.


  • Required Experience: 2 years of adequate knowledge and skills to learn and perform the described job.
  • Certification Requirement: Industry standard cybersecurity certification, e.g. Security+. 

  • Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience. 

  • Clearance Requirement: Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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