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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301283

Cyber Security Analyst

ICF International seeks an experienced Cyber Security Analyst to support the research and development of new cyber analytic capabilities that will help the US protect and defend its networks and critical information systems. The successful cleared candidate will act as a Cyber Security Analyst to support a large federal cyber security analytic program.  Your work will contribute to the knowledge of how cyber-attacks work, how vulnerabilities are exploited, and the way hostile cyber actors operate.  Utilize your skills to help experiment and prototype future cyber capabilities for implementation at large-scale.

As the Cyber Security Analyst, you will work with our customers, developers, and researchers to evolve, automate, and enhance cyber security capabilities in defense of federal agencies.  This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!

This role is hybrid-remote with the expectation of a minimum of two days/week supporting the program based in Arlington, VA or Pensacola, FL and the remainder of the week teleworking.

What You Will Do:

  • Augment operational cyber analysts and act as a consultant for detection and/or threat hunting
  • Advise on data preparation, implementation of techniques, visualizations, and employment of analytics developed by ICF and customer partners
  • Assess current use of cyber tools by analysts and assess whether efficiencies can be made via alternate use of current or adoption of alternate tools
  • Problem-solve by identifying potential tools/processes to support needs by capturing areas of improvement that can be translated into functional requirements for future planning
  • Provide ad-hoc training to cyber analyst teams on tools that support or enhance current processes
  • Identify areas of technical training gaps and proposed approaches to methods (hands on, online modules, etc.) to improve the use of tools and data in support of the cybersecurity mission.
  • Participate in post-engagement review
  • Effectively communicate with leadership to ensure awareness of progress and/or challenges

What You Will Need:

  • 3 + years of IT and IA security experience
  • 3 + years of Cyber Security experience (e.g., Threat Hunt, Incident Response, Investigations, Technical Reporting, etc.)
  • 3 + years of experience using network security analysis/IDS tools
  • 3 + years of experience analyzing packet capture and NetFlow data with an understanding of current cyber threats and trends derived from multiple sources (e.g., open-source, intelligence products, etc.)
  • 3 + years of experience with different types of Malware including detection methods, attack vectors, and vulnerabilities used
  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience with query languages (e.g., SQL, KQL, etc.)
  • Experience developing advanced dashboards (e.g., Kibana, Splunk, etc.)
  • Experience with different cybersecurity frameworks and knowledge bases to identify tactics, techniques, and procedures of known actors
  • U.S. Citizenship required (required by federal government for position). SCI required.

What Would be Good to Have :

  • Practical experience with different scripting languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience with system vulnerability management
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems security
  • Knowledge of computer programming and scripting languages
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience
  • CompTIA Security+ or higher certification level preferred




Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$94,247.00 - $160,220.00

Arlington, VA (VA31)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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