Advanced Analytics and Vulnerability Management Lead

Job Locations US-VA-RESTON
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Job Title: Advanced Analytics Team Lead

Clearance: TS/SCI with CI polygraph

Work Location: Reston, VA

Job Description: Illuminate Mission Solutions seeks exceptionally qualified individuals to serve as the Advanced Analytics Team Lead in support of a DIA contract. The Intelligence Community Security Coordination Center (IC SCC) is a federal cyber center with a mission to ensure the execution of defensive activities, coordinate security monitoring across the IC, and maintain awareness of security-related threats, events, and incidents.


Responsibilities will include: The Advanced Analytics Team Lead is responsible for managing a team of analysts conducting Cyber Threat Analysis and Cyber Network Defense fusion supporting the defense of the Intelligence Community Information Environment, combining cyber threat intelligence into actionable protection recommendations before and during incident and event scenarios. The Team Lead will work with a team of Senior and Junior Analysts to perform all-source cyber information gathering and dissemination, threat analysis and fusion, while directly interacting and collaborating with other National Cyber Centers, during steady-state operation. The Team Leader also conducts community-wide analysis from all sources of cyber threat information, providing a better understanding of the threat, to include the development of indicators to detect and mitigate the threat. They are responsible for reporting applicable findings to the IC CTI and CND communities, in addition to making recommendations on how to improve fusion capabilities. The Team Lead will also advocate for and administer an IC-wide system containing malware signatures and indicators of compromise; and help train others how to use that system.

Technical Responsibilities will include:

Administration of the IC’s primary instance of the Malware Information Sharing Platform

Certification Requirements:

DoD 8570 Certifications required within 6 months of hire: Security+ CE (or IAT Level 2 or 3 equivalent) and; CEH (or CNDSP Analyst equivalent)


Preferred Skills and Abilities:

Strong familiarity with the Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP)

Experience conducting all-source analysis, managing and tracking analytic production

Experience briefing executive level government civilian and military personnel, and experience collaborating/coordinating intelligence assessments with agencies across the IC.

Excellent overall understanding of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to include identification and patching

Familiarity with cyber related terms and technologies (ie. SSH, MD5, SHA256)

Great knowledge of cyber-attack/defense (ie. Buffer overflow, DoS, Phishing, IDS, IPS, Firewalls)

Understanding of common threat frameworks (Diamond Model, Kill-Chain, MITRE ATT&CK)

Understanding of the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

Familiarity with SPLUNK

Familiarity with the AGILE Development Process/SCRUM Process

Education Requirement:

Bachelor or Master’s Degree with 10 years of combined cyber and intelligence analysis experience; or, specialized training & 10+ years of cyber intelligence analysis experience or, equivalent

intelligence/academic experience.

Ideal candidate will possess interest in:

Researching and communicating the latest developments in vulnerabilities to the IC IE as well as ongoing nation and non-nation-state threat actor activity to the greater Intelligence Community

Developing solutions to ever evolving problem sets associated with the IC IE

Soft Skills:

Strong Written and Oral communication skills

Comfortable briefing to senior level government officials

Innovative thinker, ability to provide quick metrics

Strong organization skills

Ability to decipher highly technical data

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks

Experience using Office products to include Word and Excel



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