Threat Analyst - Arlington, VA
Location:Arlington, VA
Full-time or Part-time:Full Time
Requisition Code:201706-1208
Job Description
Catapult Consultants is now hiring Threat Analysts/Cyber Intelligence Analysts (multiple levels). These positions are part of Catapult Consultants' NEO Horizon program, formerly called United States Computer Emergency Readiness (US-CERT), responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities. The Threat Analyst will conduct a wide range of cyber/information security activities and analysis. Responsibilities and qualifications may change based on level. 

Specific Responsibilities:
• Conduct research, collect data and evaluate technical and all-source intelligence with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to networked weapons platforms and other information networks. 
• Analyze network events to determine the impact on current operations and conduct all-source research to determine advisory capability and intent. 
• Prepare assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information.
• Work closely with other technical, forensic and incident management personnel to develop a fuller understanding of the intent, objectives and activity of cyber threat actors and then correlate, assess and report threat data. 
• Produce results in a fast-paced environment with the ability to meet iterative deadlines, including producing high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations and findings for senior US government intelligence and network operations officials. 
• Develop, maintain and update analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active TS clearance required, TS/SCI clearance preferred. In addition, selected candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation for continued employment.
• Bachelor’s degree (Cyber Security, Information Technology or a related discipline preferred). Four (4) years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
• Experience learning and adapting technical specifications, system requirements and other application design information. 
• Proficiency with Network Administration and Network Security.
• Excellent problem solving skills, organizational skills and written and oral communication skills.
• Previous experience providing on-site consulting support for a technical project with a federal customer preferred. 
• Knowledge of Nessus, TripWire, SNORT and YARA signatures beneficial.

• None required.
Abilities Required:
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel while typing at a computer keyboard.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, or lift objects up to 10 pounds.
• The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The vision requirements include: close vision.
EEO Statement
Catapult Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in a dignified work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. It’s our policy to recruit, employ, retain, compensate, train, promote, discipline, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based solely on qualifications, performance, and competence. This policy reflects our belief that providing equal opportunities for all employees is a both our legal and moral responsibility, and good management practice.

All employees and applicants are treated without regard to age, sex, color, religion, race, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, current or future military status, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or familial status, disability or any other status protected by law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.