Position:  Network Defense Analyst, Junior
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Job Id:  2009-AS0003YJjp
# of Openings:  1

Network Defense Analyst, Junior
Incident Response Analyst – Cat 36
Schriever AFB
Colorado Springs, CO
HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD.  Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing small business with over 500 employees located around the U.S.
This position requires a Network Defense & Incident Response Analyst, Junior to conduct intrusion detection and incident response on customer networks and maintain situational awareness of enterprise- wide cyber security.
This individual will analyze event logs from network security devices (e.g., network and host-based security systems, firewalls, routers, switches, etc.) and mission critical servers for indicators of compromise and known attack patterns. They will draft computer network defense (CND) alert and notification messages to warn customers of threats and provide countermeasure recommendations to defend against identified threats. S/He will review data originating from or reflecting status of ongoing
intrusions or cyber security incidents and document the findings according to established procedures. They will analyze vulnerabilities against known exploits that do not have vendor-provided mitigation or remediation action in enterprise cyber-threat environment and disseminate guidance to improve network defensive posture They will assist in the response to cybersecurity incidents, including reporting all pertinent details utilizing internal and external data management systems.
Under direct supervision, this person will gather data for digital forensic analysis, collect potential evidence by analyzing content of compromised systems. They will document relevant findings, and/or identifying the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by an attacker and preserve forensic chain of custody for evidence when required. S/He will support the development, establishment, review and update of CND procedures, processes, manuals, and other documentation.
Education and Skills:
  • High-school diploma (or equivalent), plus 8 years of general experience OR an associate’s degree and 6 years of general experience or a bachelor’s degree and 4 years’ experience.
  • 4 years of related experience in Information Technology / Information Security fields
  • Must have a current DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification with Continuing Education (CE) - (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP)
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD 8570.01-MCSSP Analyst and Incident Responder certification (CEH, CFR, CySA+, GCFA, GCIH, SCYBER) within 6 months of hire
  • Experience with most MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts in 24x7 operational environment and respond quickly to emergencies as needed
  • Must be open to 25% travel; this may include air travel.
*Must be a US citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation
**Must have an active DoD Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related discipline
  • Experience with security analysis and solutions in a WAN/LAN environment
  • Experience with DoD DCO/CSSP, network, and system security policies and procedures
  • Experience with correlating security events across a WAN using SIEM tools, ArcSight preferred
  • Experience with other CND tools/applications, such as Network Security Manager, Bluecoat, Barracuda
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance. GCIA, GCIH, or GCFA certification preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • Experience with Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Experience with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Solid understanding of various development lifecycles
If you submit your information for consideration, the position is currently available under the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) program. If selected, your employment would be with HX5, but you may be contacted by one of our teammates on the contract.
HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:
- Medical/dental/vision insurance
- 401(k) plan with company match
- Paid holidays
- Accrued Paid Time Off
HX5 is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.

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