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Principal Cyber Security Analyst

Job ID: 2116670
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Cyber Security Analyst, to serve as a Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment lead and subject matter expert.

This position is responsible for:

· Conducting Blue Team risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application levels. 

· Conducting cyber threat modeling exercises with commercial tools.

· Ensuring applicable Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment discipline is applied. 

· Following customer/contractually directed Vulnerability Assessment Process and Framework(s) to include documentation creation and review as it relates to the assessment, document risk/issues. Designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention. 

The Principal Cyber Security Analyst/leader will possess a thorough understanding in a wide range of security tools, techniques and procedures, including vulnerability assessment architectures, firewall and firewall rule implementations, observing electronic data traffic, and managing role-based network access. 

The Analyst will have prior experience utilizing commercial and non-standard tool sets.  The Analyst will conduct product and company research, evaluating and recommending new security tools, techniques, and technologies.  The Analyst will collaborate with team members and introduce changes and improvements in tools to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy. The analyst will utilize COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and mitigate vulnerabilities, and intrusions.  The Analyst will also perform analyses or assessments to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. The Analyst may perform permitted penetration assessments conducted from the insider threat point of view, utilizing non-standard tool sets with insider knowledge of the environment. The Analyst will support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting.  The Analyst will perform formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by the government client.  This includes pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports. The analyst periodically conducts review(s) of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed. It is preferred that analysts have previous work experience briefing senior staff. The Analyst will participate with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives: The analyst may serve as a program spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. The Analyst may acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Clearance required to start: Top Secret/SCI or DoE Q Must be a US citizen Required certification compliance:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)  

Desired Qualifications (one or more):

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) SANs GIAC certification (e.g., GPEN or GW APT)

Offensive-Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Experience with Cyber threat methodologies  

Desired Specific Blue Team Skills:

Identification and Validation of Security Flaws Network Mapping / Network Analysis Vulnerability Analysis Pen-testing network filters and security countermeasures

Threat Hunting Incident Response Forensic Analysis

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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