SOC Team Lead

Full Time
Ashburn, Virginia
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As the authors of the Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, Verizon knows a thing or two when it comes to Information Security.  We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and customer-focused technical Team Lead of our Security Operations Center.

  • Monitor notable events on SIEM platform and perform through analysis to determine whether an incident is warranted. 
  • Provide recommendations to tune existing SIEM use cases.
  • Mentor and coach junior security analysts.
  • Effectively monitor security incidents as well as make recommendations to improve customer security posture.
  • Perform QA functions to ensure quality ticketing practices across the team.
  • Attend weekly customer calls to discuss and review current incidents and investigations.
  • Pull reports and track metrics to review SOC’s ability to respond and detect incidents and improve false positive rates.


Must have:

  • Minimum 5 years direct technical experience in network security threat analysis
  • Ability/Experience to mentor and coach junior security analysts
  • Experience pulling reports, metrics, and trend analysis
  • Effectively monitor security incidents as well as making recommendations to improve customer security posture
  • Current experience detecting and responding to security events and incident response
  • Perform QA functions to ensure quality ticketing practices across the team
  • Demonstration of technical proficiency with:
    • One or more of the following operating systems: Microsoft, Unix, Linux, Sun, Solaris etc.
    • Strong TCP/IP networking and packet analysis skills
    • One or more of the following analytics tools: Splunk Enterprise Security, Arcsight, Qradar, Logrythm, Alien Vault, Nitro, RSA Netwitness or another commercial SIEM product
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members and senior management

Ideally You'll also have:

  • Linux or Windows Systems Administration
  • Bash, Perl, Python scripting
  • Experience with Security Orchestration and Incident Workflow tools such as Swimlane, Phantom Cyber, Archer SecOps or Resilient Systems.
  • SANS or other Security industry certifications such as GIAC, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GPEN or OSCP
  • Red Team Pen Testing
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (Snort, Bro, ELK, Squil, Mcafee, IPS, Sourcefire)
  • Strong System Administration skills including shell scripting, database programming, network administration.
  • Experience with endpoint protection
  • Malware Analysis (FireEye, Cuckcoo etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering


Equal Employment Opportunity
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.  Different makes us better.

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