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Los Alamos National Laboratory Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 ($72,500 - $118,200)

  • Work to monitor, detect, and isolate cyber security events;

  • Respond to tier 1 and tier 2 events and escalate critical incidents;

  • Record operational metrics and follow escalation guidance and reporting requirements;

  • Manage network security systems and devices, implement configurations and signatures, and troubleshoot issues;

  • Participate in lifecycle management and other security project efforts.

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 ($80,100 - $131,000)

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 will:

  • Identify and respond to events of more diverse scope, communicate findings, and modify response methods as appropriate;

  • Analyze security devices to provide recommendations to reduce false positive and improve detection of true positive events;

  • Mentor more junior members of the NSOC;

  • Interact with senior internal and external personnel;

  • Lead lifecycle management efforts and lead project initiatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 :

  • Knowledge of and experience with all aspects of current network technology including networking protocols, network infrastructure elements, and network applications, services, and related protocols.

  • Understanding of the cyber security environment, including network and host system security issues and concepts, compliance, and certification.

  • Knowledge of and experience with host and network based security issues from both a user and system administrator perspective.

  • Understanding of common network and host-based attacks, attack methods, and network defense architectures.

  • Understanding of the incident response process and how to apply it.

  • Understanding of log file analysis to detect security events and troubleshoot device issues.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast paced collaborative team environment.

  • Strong communication skills to effectively record and communicate findings and escalate critical incidents.

Additional Job Requirements for Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the cyber security environment, common network and host-based attacks, attack methods, and network defense architectures.

  • Understanding of host forensics, network forensics, network traffic analysis and log event time lining.

  • Ability to work under limited direction.

Education/Experience at lower level: Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 4 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with:

  • Security Information Event Management tools

  • Host and network log file analysis,

  • Linux or Windows command-line scripting

  • Network packet capture analysis

  • Malware triage,

  • Familiarity with intrusion detection/prevention technologies such as BRO and SourceFire,

  • Trouble ticketing and change management software.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

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Contact Details
Contact Name Gonzales, Andrea Jo
Email andreag@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81559
Organization Name NIE-ESS/Engineering & Security Services
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Req ID: IRC81559
Category: Information Technology