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Sr Cyber Threat Analyst

General Dynamics Information Technology

This is a Contract position in Rosslyn, VA posted September 16, 2020.

Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret/SCI


No Suitability Required

Public Trust/Other Required:


Job Family:

Cyber Security

Job Description:

Are you highly organized and able to support multiple priority efforts at the same time? Do you thrive in fast-paced programs? Can you prioritize tasks in order to allow your executive leadership team to focus on what’s hot? Will the risk of not delivering top-quality products on-time keep you up at night? Then GDIT is looking for you to fill an essential Senior Cyber Threat Analyst role supporting our cybersecurity program.

Serves as a Senior Cyber Threat Analyst in support of a major federal client. This organization provides services that analyze and produce enhanced cyber security and threat intelligence information to include threats and potential threats to the customer’s personnel, information, and information systems; provides timely and relevant intelligence to assist with mitigating cyber threats confronting the Department; supports evaluation, implementation, and operations of tools/technologies used in advanced analysis. Responsible for written and oral briefings to stakeholders and community partners across the Foreign Affairs community.

Key Personality traits that will do well in this environment:

– Inquisitive by nature; you know where to look to find answers

– You enjoy collaboration and sharing information with other highly technical people.

Environment you will work in: The intersection of Cybersecurity and data. No better place to be.

– Highly technical and fast pace environment.

– Temporarily Remote due to COVID-19

Daily Responsibilities:

– Gather, correlate, and analyze reporting on cyber threats to the environment

– Report on pertinent threats and events affecting the customer base

– Maintain awareness of the threat landscape, evolving trends and adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures

– Track and report on threats to government infrastructure, both domestic and abroad

Requirements: To fit into our environment you must have these core skills:

– Three years’ of experience in intelligence or technical analysis with a focus on cyber threat analysis and threat modeling, to include preparing and presenting results.

– Three to five years of experience with assessing APT threats, attack methodologies, forensics analysis techniques, malware analysis, attack surface comprehension, spear phishing analysis, research/validation of new APT TTPs.

– Experience utilizing Splunk to build advanced/complex queries to identify threat activity and support Hunt functions, to build dashboards to maintain persistent monitoring of high-priority IOCs, and to integrate alerting/reporting on network activity to identify existent and evolving targeting tactics

– Ability to handle a heavy workload involving flexible tasking of ad hoc, time-sensitive tasks

– Ability to adapt within a large organization

– Ability to handle immense data analysis from numerous sources

– Ability to collaborate with many different teams

– Ability to collaborate effectively with outside organizations, especially those in the US IC

– Understanding and experience with the Cyber Threat Framework (ODNI)

– Understanding of Kill Chain, Diamond Model, and MITRE ATT&CK Frameworks

– Ability to work across a large cyber program to improve an organization’s detection capabilities, as well as, develop mitigations, signature development, and assisting incident response procedures.

– Demonstrated expertise in deploying and maintaining tools to facilitate the flow of intelligence analysis and reports.

– Experience writing contract deliverables such as Event Bulletins, Cyber Digests, and Quarterly Summary Reports

– Understanding of Advance Persistent Threat Actors

– Understanding of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

– Understanding of evolving threat landscapes

– Understanding of core cybersecurity concepts central to user awareness and contributing to a defense-in-depth model to enhance customer information security

Highly desired skills:

– Understanding of Penetration Testing concepts

– Understanding of evolving TTPs, and utilizing predictive analysis to anticipate the enemy’s next move

– Data Science

– Scripting Experience

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:

Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Rosslyn

Additional Work Locations:

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.