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Principal Cyber Security Analyst

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Job ID: 2208436
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principal Cyber Security Analyst to serve as a Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment subject matter expert. This role is located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active Top Secret Clearance with Polygraph.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Blue Team risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application levels.
  • Conduct cyber threat modeling exercises with commercial tools such as Red Seal, Sky Box or like tools.
  • Ensure applicable Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment discipline is applied.
  • Leverage customer/contractual Vulnerability Assessment Process Framework to include documentation creation and review as it relates the assessment, document risk/issues.
  • Design, test, and implement secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies in alignment with IT security strategy.
  • Utilize COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and mitigate vulnerabilities, and intrusions.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government security policy ICD/503 in support of Cyber lab environment.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting. Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.
  • Periodically conduct review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. 


Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Qualifications: TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and 9 years or more experience; Masters and 7 years or more experience; PhD or JD and six (4) years or more experience. DoD Directive 8570 / 8140 IAT/IAM III or IASE Level II Certifcation

  • Thorough understanding in a wide range of security issues including vulnerability assessment architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Experience with utilizing commercial tools such as NESSUS, KIBANA, RedSeal, Lancope, WireShark, etc. 

Desired Qualifications:

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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