Cyber Intelligence Analyst

Full Time
Linthicum, MD
Areas of Interest: All Source Intelligence
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Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Chinese Mandarin language, ILR 3/3 level of general proficiency (or equivalent certified language training standard) with a test date in the last 3 years
  • Formal training as an intelligence analyst in any discipline – graduate of US Govt intelligence analysis course: CAC, IBC, Kent School, IC 101, Analysis 101, Army, Navy, Air Force, etc
  • Experience applying Kill Chain analysis, Cyber Intelligence Preparation of the Environment (CIPE) modeling, or Diamond modeling of cyber threat activity
  • Certifications (any): CISSP, CEH, Security+, SANS certification(s), Network+, CCNA 
  • Advanced NETFLOW and PCAP Analysis 
  • Advanced Data Visualization proficiency leveraging COTS/GOTS tools
  • Technical Skills proficiency: Python language, encryption technologies/standards 
  • Intermediate malware analysis or digital computer forensics experience 
  • Any type of Cyber related Law Enforcement or Counterintelligence experience 
  • Existing Subject Matter Expert of Advanced Persistent Threat activity
  • Experience using COTS/Open Source tools: Novetta Cyber Analytics, Mitre ChopShop and/or ARL DSHELL
  • Analyst experience in Federal Cyber Center, NSA, or Corporate CIRT


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

 

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cyber Intelligence Analyst to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. 

 

Experience:

  • Strong technical skills proficiency in the following areas: network communication using TCP/IP protocols, basic system administration, basic understanding of malware (malware communication, installation, malware types), intermediate knowledge of computer network defense operations (proxy, firewall, IDS/IPS, router/switch) and open source information collection.
  • Candidate must have a thorough understanding of Domain Name Service records.
  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Threat Intelligence principles to include indicators of compromise (IOC) types, indicator pivoting and indicator attribution strength.
  • Strong understanding of US Intelligence Community and how cyber intelligence organizations work together for purposes of conducting cyber threat analysis
  • Strong proficiency and recent experience (within last 3 years) performing NETFLOW and PCAP analysis using common analysis tools (examples include Wireshark, Splunk, ChopShop, Dshell, Network Miner, Moloch, etc)
  • Candidate must be strongly proficient at sessionizing PCAP data, identifying and decoding protocols, extracting files, and applying standard filters such as Berkley Packet Filter (BPF).
  • Strong proficiency Report writing - a technical writing sample and technical editing test will be required if the candidate has no prior published intelligence analysis reporting
  • Strong or Intermediate ability to apply formal intelligence analysis methods, develop hypothesis, prove/disprove relationships, always ask why, defend your analysis, and apply attribution to cyber threat activity
  • Candidate must be able to make confidence-based assessments for purposes of attribution based on their technical analysis of network traffic, multi-source data, malware and system forensic analysis
  • Candidate must be able to identify analytic bias
  • Intermediate ability to build intrusion related data visualizations and perform analysis (i.e., using I2 Analyst Notebook, Netviz, Palantir, etc)
  • Intermediate ability to present technical information and analysis to groups up to 50 persons on a quarterly basis
  • Candidate will be required to brief smaller groups up to 10 persons on a weekly basis.
  • Self-starter with the ability to proactively engage and develop relationships with intrusion set subject matter experts and analyst counterparts across the US Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities

     
Company Overview:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.



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General Dynamics Mission Systems

The best people. The most advanced technologies.
In January 2015, General Dynamics combined Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems to form a new business unit called General Dynamics Mission Systems. GD Mission Systems connects users and protects their communications and information across the air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. 

General Dynamics Mission Systems offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering using an open architecture approach, General Dynamics Mission Systems solves our customers’ most complex challenges by partnering to address current needs and prepare for future requirements.General Dynamics Mission Systems develops products and communication networks that deliver vital information for military, homeland security and public safety professionals. As a prime provider of “network-centric” products and systems, we seamlessly and securely connect users – from the network core to the tactical edge – with the information they need to decide and act. Our world-class capabilities create high-value, low risk solutions for use on land, at sea, in the air and in space. 

Mission Systems Acquisitions: 
  • GD Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems are combined to form General Dynamics Mission Systems (Jan. 2015) 
  • Open Kernel Labs (Sept 2012) - IPWireless (June 2012) - Argus Systems Group (Aug 2011) - Fortress Technologies (July 2011) - Ascend Intelligence (January 2010) - Integrated Defense Systems (Feb. 2008) 
  • Maya Viz (April 2005) - TriPoint Global (Sept 2004) - Motorola's Integrated Information Systems (Sept 2001) 
  • GTE Government Systems (Aug. 1999) - Ceridian's Computing Devices International (Jan 1998)
Specialties
Communications / RF Networking, C4ISR, Cyber Security and Defense, Imaging Technologies, SATCOM Services and Products, Maritime Systems, Platform Integration, Training, Modeling and Simulation
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Company Industry: Defense & Space
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 10,001+