Position Description

Cyber Engineer (Insider Threat)
Location Reston, VA
Required Clearance Level Public Trust
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Would you like to perform rewarding work while contributing to the success of an established, growing company? Navstar is an award-winning organization that has a proven track record of successfully providing IT services and solutions both as a prime and sub-contractor on mission focused IT programs. Our employees are integral players in support of mission-critical programs focused on our National Security. 

Role Description:

  • Provide Cyber Security Analytics expertise to a government agency’s Insider Threat Team.
  • Identify Cyber Security threats and anomalies in OS, Network, Security SEIMs, and Application logs.
  • Provide Forensic Review of Logs.
  • Develop Insider Threat related Cyber Security Use Cases.
  • Collaborate with a multi department team with computer scientist, data scientist and cyber analyst
  • Respond to incidents and anomalous events.
  • Document findings and create reports.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze independently and piece together various threats with incomplete data. 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidate must hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 18+ years of experience OR Master’s degree with 10+ years of experience.
  • Familiar with incident response frameworks.
  • Recognize patterns in logs and be able to tie these patterns together for detection and identification of activities on endpoints and servers.
  • Understand log aggregation and analysis:
    • Familiar with Windows, Linux, and Mainframe logs.
    • Familiar with Network, security, and application logs.
  • Familiar with mainframe operations and logging and how various security incidents and events may appear within mainframe logs.
  • Understand and apply MITRE ATT&CK framework to observed activity.
  • Able to consider how a user could circumvent security measures.
  • Detect activity manually and transfer detection to automated analytic.
  • Must possess ability to demonstrate knowledge of the OSI layer and threats associated with each layer.
  • Technical experience with multiple fields of study including network security and engineering, digital forensics and incident response and familiar with tools related to those activities.
  • Evaluate datasets to devise meaningful transformations to data that solve customer problems.
  • Computer security expert able to identify solutions to problems and guide teams to develop solutions.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to work with relational databases and familiar with SQL.
  • Familiar with Splunk and SPL.
  • Familiar with Machine Learning Concepts and Anomaly Detection Methods.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with the Company’s vaccination verification procedures, is required for this position, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

About Navstar

For 20 years Navstar has provided high-quality Innovative Technology Services and Solutions throughout the Intelligence Community. We would not have achieved the success we have without the best AllStar team; this is not just a place to work, Navstar is a community. At Navstar everything we do revolves around listening to both our customers and employees, delivering the results they expect, and being a trusted partner as both a prime and subcontractor. We have proven track record of successfully providing innovative technology services and solutions on highly mission-focused programs; all while enjoying what we do at the same time. Security is our priority; together, we will make the nation a safer place.

Benefits at Navstar

  • Highly Competitive Health Care Premiums, including 100% employer paid for employee
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Generous PTO and Federal Holiday Paid Leave
  • Employer Paid STD/LTD
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K plan and Employer Match
  • Referral and Opportunity Referral Programs
  • Professional Development Assistance

Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, U.S. veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.