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Cybersecurity Hunt Team

Job ID: 2117465
Location: MACDILL AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Spec
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cybersecurity Hunt Team / Computer Forensic & Intrusion Analyst in support of CENTCOM at MacDill AFB, in Tampa, FL.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring information security efforts are implemented as a function of the Information Technology Engineering life cycle to reduce risks, respond to incidents and limiting exposure to liability and risk to technology systems, networks, and applications.  
  • Apply existing strong policy and process knowledge, as well as deep skill and expertise, for the development and implementation of security standards, procedures, guidelines and tools for multiple platforms and diverse system environments.  
  • Must be a team player, willing to work challenging assignments and tasks concerning Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense policy, procedures and guidance; must be willing to travel, on occasion, throughout the AOR (which includes Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, and other Southwest Asia nations).
  • Implement Cyber Security processes for the Cyber Operations / Cybersecurity Operations Cell (CSOC) Branch and Hunt team; develop tools and processes to define, deter, detect and defend USCENTCOM networks against internal and external threats attempting to gain access or exploit critical information, infrastructure and systems.  
  • Participate as a member of integrated government/contractor teams of technical and subject matter experts conducting Cyber Security, Information Assurance / Computer Network Defense (IA/CND), Incident Handling and Response in support of HQ USCENTCOM.  
  • Independently conduct Hunt operations using combinations current threat intelligence, individual research, statistical analysis, and industry standard tools.
  • Duties include anomaly detection, tracking, reporting and response specifically targeted towards computer or network security incidents; investigations of events and detailed analysis are required.
  • Create correlations and other logic to identify attackers and defend the network against advanced attacks.
  • Responsible to provide reports, briefings, and updates to senior Military/Government/Contractor leadership, academic and executive audiences.
  • Provide expert analytical support that includes research, documentation and development of tactics, techniques, and procedures to support Active Cyber Defense and IA/CND mission. 
  • Manage escalated security issues from investigation through recommendation and remediation plan implementation.
  • Identify and address key threats, controls, and operational gaps to ensure a solid security practice.
  • Mentor junior security analysts in any areas of personal or professional subject mastery.



  • 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. Degree in Cybersecurity or Information Assurance concentration preferred OR four years of real-world or military experience in information assurance, network security or close-related experience is required. 
  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance is required 
  • 3+ years demonstrated Information Security Incident Response, Cyber Threat Hunting including Indicators of Compromise (IOC) & Tactics and Techniques & Procedures (TTPs) development. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, ability to work in a team and work independently. 
  • Must be 8570 compliant (minimum Security+) and requires additional Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification, or equivalent.
  • Must have experience within the USCENTCOM AOR and must be familiar with its mission. 
  • Must have a solid familiarity with application and network security.  Must be able to provide technical subject matter expertise for a wide range of security technologies including, but not limited to Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Intrusion Protection and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS/IPS), Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS), malware analysis and protection, content filtering, perimeter access controls, logical access controls, identity and access management, and data loss prevention.
  • Must have strong communications skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have an understanding of vulnerabilities, exploits, and practical working knowledge of DoD Cyber Security program. 
  • Must be able to read and understand DoD Cyber Security orders, policies and procedures.
  • Experience briefing senior military and civil service employees

Desired Skills:  

  • Military Experience (Active Duty or Reserves)
  • IAT/IAM Level III Certification
  • Experience with Host Based Security System (HBSS), Firewall and ARCSIGHT software
  • Experience with Cyber Security in a Joint and Coalition Partner environment

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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