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Security Operations Center Engineer

Booz Allen

May 13

Security Operations Center Engineer

The Challenge:

Are you ready to take a strategic role in cyber defense for the US? Do you want to use your experience based knowledge to protect critical warfighter infrastructure from the constant onslaught of cyber attacks? If you want a position that uses your extensive threat analysis skills to perform advanced threat identification and complex incident response, you want to be a SOC engineer.

As an engineer on our team, you’ll analyze logs, forensic data, and threat intelligence to find the advanced threats that are escaping detection. Using your deep understanding of your customer’s networks, combined with your cyber security experience, you’ll analyze patterns to understand attackers’ goals and stop them from succeeding. Once you find the adversary in the blind spot, you’ll advise the client on ways to close the gaps and harden their network. Let’s outsmart malicious actors and protect the nation.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with Splunk Fundamentals

  • Experience with basic incident response procedures and analysis

  • Knowledge of the basic functions and configurations of Bro(Zeek)

  • Ability to perform a Nessus scan and review the results

  • Ability to review Firewall configurations

  • Ability to review Linux hosts for indicators of compromise and hardening of Linux systems

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with correlating threat intelligence (INTEL) to determine the threat actor, the attack's scope, and the affected systems

  • Knowledge of Splunk Phantom

  • Ability to use Splunk to hunt for indicators of compromise and create Splunk Dashboards

  • Ability to review Suricata logs

  • Top Secret clearance a polygraph


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.