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Mid-level Cyber Security Analyst, HOUSTON, TX

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Mid-level Cyber Security Analyst

The Mission Systems Operations Contract (MSOC) is seeking a mid-level Cyber Security Analyst. This position requires the candidate to be motivated, self-driven and dedicated to increasing their experience/knowledge in the Cyber Security domains. The MSOC Mission Systems Security Center (MSSC) is a close-knit developing team of Cyber Security professionals, having strong communication skills is paramount for team fluidity. Team members ensure that security designs, controls, and procedures are aligned with information security standards and are appropriate to mitigate risk of exposure. Team members also identify security violations, determine cause, and implement procedures to prevent future incidents.

Our ideal Cyber Security Analyst candidate must have a passion to apply and continually improve their skill base. This position requires team members to think critically and investigate incidents using the “5 W’s” (Who, What, When, Where and Why). The Cyber threat landscape is constantly changing. MSOC will be implementing new technologies and equipment to monitor and interrupt potentially dangerous software from damaging our systems. The candidate must be adaptable and flex to an ever-changing environment. This includes the responsibility of managing and aiding in the implementation of additional tools for incident investigation, containment, and remediation efforts.


70% of Workload – Cyber Security Operations Center

Responding to security events and security alerts
Investigating security incidents and aiding in the incident response process
Creating detailed reports on security investigations
Managing and improving the SIEM and Incident Response platforms
Making improvements and suggestions to advance the overall security posture  
Offering remediation and mitigation solutions based on vulnerability discoveries
Managing internal policies and procedures
Developing internal toolsets

30% of Workload – COMSEC Facility Operations

Managing COMSEC Equipment
Loading Crypto Keys with Military type equipment
Communicating with the Flight Control Team on COMSEC Status
SCIF Operations


BS Degree in a related field plus 5 years of experience, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
Experience in analyzing log files and correlating security related events
An understanding of common security controls (Firewall, IDS/IPS, Antivirus, etc.)
Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems and the systems’ command lines
A foundational understanding of computer networking fundamentals and the TCP/IP model, along with common ports and protocols.
Ability to identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently using analytical skills
Strong communication skills
Basic understanding of tool development and scripting abilities
Familiar with Cryptographic Encryption/Decryption Devices


An understanding of exploits, common vulnerabilities, common network work intrusion methods, various attack patterns and tactics
Familiarity with Security Operation Center toolsets (SIEMs, Firewalls, Antivirus, Network Traffic Analysis, Incident Management, ETDR, etc.)
Background in managing and the use of different security controls (Firewall Rulesets, IDS/HIDS Detection Signatures, Antivirus policies, ETDR Policies etc.
Basic background in digital forensics for security investigations and data retention
Basic background in data analysis for security incidents
Basic background in reverse engineering malware

*Position requires an active minimum Secret level clearance. Successful candidates must be able to maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements.

*Position requires shift work as part of 24/7 operations center.  There are three shifts that Analysts rotate across every 4 weeks. Eligible for incentive pay for shift work and role specific certification.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR / Equal Opportunity Employer / JBKBR-R2058002 


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