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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

MITREs information security organization seeks an Operations Analyst to join our Monitoring & Response team.  The right candidate will lead investigations in response to potential cyber security incidents within the organization.  This position offers an opportunity to be exposed to a diverse set of challenging security disciplines, including: incident response, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, intrusion detection, network security, and system security.  MITRE has long been a source of cyber security operational innovation and seeks dedicated, creative, and talented individuals to continue this legacy.

Key Functions of the Role

         Respond to security alerts, investigate for signs of compromise and react accordingly

         Document results of investigation outcomes for corporate security reporting requirements

         Gain an understanding of MITREs network infrastructure and network traffic flow

         Gain an understanding of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)

         Master usage of tools to conduct investigations including Splunk, Snort, Wireshark, and Request Tracker (RT).

         Develop new tools to automate commonly performed duties

         Call upon experience to hunt for undetected indicators of compromise


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar field. Candidate should possess the ability to be responsible for deliverables or parts of deliverables to MITRE customers.


Required Qualifications

         Must have good analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

         Must have software development experience to assist with creation of process automation tools.

         Must be able to work well as part of a team and be self-motivated to work on individual projects.

         Must be detail oriented and able to consistently follow incident investigation process.

Preferred Qualifications

         Should have familiarity with general Cyber Security concepts

         Should have familiarity with IP networking

         Should have familiarity with Unix and Windows Operating Systems