SOC Analyst I - Must have an Interim Secret or Secret Clearance

Full Time
Location: Monterey, CA
Flexibility: 100% Onsite
$33.72 - $48.20 per Hour

SOC Analyst I
Who is Epsilon:
Epsilon is an IT Services company that was founded in 2009 and has become an established leader in providing Information Technology services to both Federal Government and Commercial businesses across the United States. Epsilon is known for its solution-focused and innovative approach, aligning technology systems, tools, and processes with the missions and objectives of its customers.

Epsilon’s headquarters are in Weaverville, NC with other corporate offices in Greenville, SC, Crystal City, VA, and Denver, CO. We have employees in 30+ States across the U.S.

Why work for Epsilon:
In joining Epsilon’s team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to Epsilon’s business and customer initiatives, as well as influence our brand culture through people interaction and technology advancements.

Epsilon invests in our employees by promoting from within and enabling employees to elevate their knowledge and skill set in their profession by allocating $3,000 annually in Professional Development funds.  We also offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits through one of the largest national carriers, Paid Time Off (PTO) that increases with tenure and has a generous rollover, 11 company paid Holidays, and 401(k) with immediate contribution.
Where you’ll work:
You will be working onsite at SOC’s Monterey, CA location.

Our Customer’s Mission:
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is responsible for the overall security of enterprise-wide information systems and networks. The SOC's objectives are to protect, detect, respond, and recover from information security (IS) threats to the enterprise and associated systems. The SOC is chartered to prevent, detect, contain, and eradicate cyber threats through monitoring, intrusion detection, and protective security services to information systems. The SOC also conducts vulnerability assessments, analyzes cyber threats, monitors the email gateway, and collects information on and investigates and reports on all confirmed or suspected security incidents.

An average day:
As a SOC Analyst I, you will provide tier I cybersecurity support in a SOC environment by tracking and reporting cyber security threats, events, and incidents. You will be expected to perform threat analysis and investigate security incidents. In the event of an incident, you will be expected to identify the source of the incident, determine the scope of the incident and assess the impact of the incident. You are responsible for providing initial response and containment measures, as well as escalating incidents to higher tiers if necessary. This position will report to the Incident Handler Principle and work closely with other Tier I and Tier II personnel to effectively and efficiently provide optimum service to our customers. Additionally in this position you will:
  • Utilize the SOC checklist, reviews the latest alerts/events from various SOC sensors to determine relevancy and urgency.
  • Review open source, and other sources of, information to identify events that should be transitioned into the incident response process.
  • Create new incident tickets for alerts that signal an incident and require Tier 2 incident response review.
  • Handle incidents that have been tasked to Tier I.
  • Under supervision, may manage and configure security monitoring tools (SIEM, IDS, Firewall, Access Control Lists, etc.) to mitigate existing threats/vulnerabilities.
Basic Qualifications:
  • As a requirement of this position, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. In accordance with 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(2)(C), Epsilon will not consider candidates for this position who do not meet the aforementioned conditions.
  • Hold at least one certification as required by Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M and DoD Directive 8140.01, IAT Level II or higher OR have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience in network or UNIX/Linux system administration, software engineering, and software development; or a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field in place of the 1 year of experience.
  • Experience working with various security methodologies and processes, knowledge of Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocols.
  • Knowledge and experience configuring and implementing a diverse array of technical security solutions.
  • Experience providing analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language.
  • Experience with reverse engineering tools, a variety of operating systems and open-source computer forensic tools.
  • Working understanding of computer forensic techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience with the following desired: JIRA (Atlassian issue tracking system), Palo Alto Firewall, SNORT IDS, AlienVault SIEM, Barracuda Mail Spam / Virus Firewall, and HBSS.
Other Requirements:
  • Must hold an active DOD Secret Clearance.
  • Capability and desire to work in shift environment which includes rotating daytime, and overnight work hours of variable length.
   Epsilon is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. EEO/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets.

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