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Defensive Security Analyst - Washington, DC



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Defensive Security Analyst Job Description

SpecterOps is looking for candidates to support Security Operations at a SpecterOps customer site working directly with client personnel and systems. Candidates will independently support the client engineering, managing, and monitoring Security Operations Center (SOC) systems. A successful candidate will have excellent technical skills focused in the security operations space, impeccable soft skills, and be a well-organized, self-directed individual with familiarity working for a service-based information security organization.

Salary Range: $110,000-$160,000 base salary annually, commensurate with experience.

Location: On site client physical location - Washington, DC


  • Top Secret Clearance
  • Have the following operating hours: Monday through Friday, 9AM - 6PM US Eastern Time on site at Washington DC location. Be available for after-hours or weekend work in urgent incident response scenarios
  • Established experience in operating in SOC environment, either through relevant experience or qualifications. is required
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining a SIEM
  • Knowledge of cloud architectures, particularly AWS
  • Provide expertise in a supporting capacity for incident response activities and digital forensics state preservation, including the capture and preservation of system logs, volatile memory captures, and hard drive (physical or virtual) image captures
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, and Bash
  • Conduct host forensics, network, forensics, log analysis, and malware triage in support of hunt operations
  • Interface with client contact(s) and staff in a constructive and professional manner
  • Utilize common forensic and incident response tools
  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences

Nice to haves

  • Experience in penetration testing
  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and have an ongoing desire to stay current with the latest technologies
  • Ability to train others on the use of forensic and incident response techniques and tools

What We Offer

  • Health/Dental/Vision: 100% covered for both the employee and their family
  • A flexible and generous time off policy
  • 401(k) with up to 4% company match
  • Equity and a potential bonus based on company performance
  • $225 monthly internet and cell phone stipend
  • $1,000 annual technology / marketing budget
  • $5,000 annual training/conference budget
  • In person and virtual employee events throughout the year
  • And of course, company swag!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.