The MITRE Corporation Cybersecurity Operations Lead - Chantilly in Chantilly, Virginia

Cybersecurity Operations Lead - Chantilly


Do you have security operations experience and strong leadership skills? We are seeking creative individuals that want to put their SOC experience to use leading MITRE’s cyber security operations support to a Northern Virginia sponsor. Be on the cutting edge of cyber security operations, leading research and development efforts as well as testing and fielding the latest security technologies to protect the network.

In this role you will have the opportunity to lead a multi-discipline team supporting a dynamic and meaningful work program. You will help engineer an enterprise-level Defensive Cyber Operations capability that provides the sponsor a unique, world-class capability to detect, analyze, and respond to adversary activity targeting U.S. Government networks. Additionally, you will serve as the senior technical advisor to the government’s CSOC leadership. In this capacity, you’ll have the opportunity to recommend industry best practices, brief senior leadership, and identify opportunities to mature organizational activities such as threat hunting, cyber intelligence, and incident response.

Additionally, as a cybersecurity engineer in MITRE’s Cyber Operations and Effects Technical Center, you’ll be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organization the performs internal research as well as engaging in cybersecurity missions across a wide variety of organizations. We work across MITRE’s R&D centers, in both the federal civilian and national security space, to provide cross-cutting solutions to some of today’s most complex operational cybersecurity issues.

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because at MITRE, people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Key Functions:

  • Perform cybersecurity engineering to improve the collection, transport, processing, and storage of cybersecurity data for analysis

  • Lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for the quality and timeliness of the team’s support to the sponsor

  • Advise government leadership on industry best practices and emerging technologies to address capability gaps

  • Support acquisition efforts and lead evaluations of cyber security products

  • Develop advanced analytics to detect cyber adversary activity

  • Oversee research and development activities that employ machine learning and data analytics with unique data sets


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Cyber Security Operations Center

  • Experience deploying and integrating tools, such as an IDS or other sensors, to support defensive cyber operations

  • Demonstrated experience leading diverse teams to accomplish complex and technical tasks

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to senior government officials in both written documents and presentations/briefings

  • Understanding of cyber threats and ability to leverage that information to drive engineering decisions

  • Security Certified

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Elastic Search or other data analytics platforms

  • Experience supporting government contracting and/or acquisition efforts

  • Experience with network monitoring tools, including Suricata and Bro

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices

  • Familiarity with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Pearl/Python)

  • Familiarity with Endpoint Detection and Response capabilities

Job Cyber Security

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Chantilly

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Aug 1, 2018, 10:56:27 AM

Req ID: 00050834