Cyber Threat Hunter- Security Clearance in Sterling, VA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/4/2021

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Job Description

DIRECT HIRE Cyber Threat Hunter Opportunity with Defense company!

 Active Secret Security Clearance PREFERRED

Volt is searching for a Cyber Threat Hunter for IMMEDIATE consideration with a Defense company. This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity and will require two 6-month deployments to the Middle East. Home station will be in Dulles, VA.

As a Cyber Threat Hunter, you can expect to:

• Act as a Threat Hunting Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with a Defense Customer to proactively guide threat hunts, transfer knowledge to customer analyst staff, and report to customer leadership on progress
• Proactively drive hunting and analysis against the dataset available
• Leverage internal and external resources to research threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence on various attackers and attack infrastructure
• Use Big Data Analytics platform to identify threats, determine root cause, scope, and severity of each and compile/report findings into a finished analytical product.
• Recommend system tuning/customization and data collection improvements to client
• Using the delivered system containing Hortonworks (HCP, HDP, and HDF), Threat Intelligence (ThreatQ) and Malware (FireEye AX) solutions to identify threats, develop or recommend countermeasures, and perform advanced network and host analysis in the event of a compromise aka data driven threat hunting (and content development)

• Work with the customer and the Defense team to improve and expand the toolset aka CONOPS and SOP as needed to reflect the realities of operations
• Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture

Cyber Threat Hunter candidates must meet the following requirements for immediate consideration:

• Customer relationship building and mentoring, able to develop the customer’s technical respect and trust
• Demonstrated to advanced operational experience as a Cyber Threat Hunter
• Demonstrated to advanced experience with computer networking and operating systems
• Demonstrated to advanced experience of current threats, vulnerabilities, and attack trends
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated to advanced experience working directly with customers to transfer Threat Hunting knowledge
• Possess good time management and written and oral communications skills
• Experience with some/all of: Hadoop, Apache NiFi, Kafka, Storm, Metron, Spark, Ambari, Kibana/Zeppelin, ThreatQ, FireEye Malware analysis
• Familiarity with: Netflow data, DNS logs, Proxy Logs

• Minimum 10 Years, with a B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics or 8 years with MS/MA in Engineering, Science or Mathematics or 6 years with PhD in Engineering, Science or Mathematics. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.


Salary is up to $143k DOE plus special pay for deployments!

An ACTIVE US Government Security Clearance is Preferred.