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Battelle Memorial Institute All Source Cybersecurity Analyst III in Huntsville, Alabama

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle's Cyber team is seeking a Mid-Level All Source Cybersecurity Analyst to work as a team member analyzing network traffic and internet metadata information, characterize and identify anomalies in network traffic, conduct Cyber Intelligence, Monitoring, and Reconnaissance (IMR) activities, identify vulnerabilities, identify indicators of compromise, and address cybersecurity issues inside and outside of a computer network. The position location is our Huntsville, AL office. Travel to Columbus OH, Chantilly VA, and/or other Customer locations may be necessary based on program or customer needs.

A Mid-level All Source Cybersecurity Analyst at Battelle is an expert in all-source cyber analysis. Additionally, Cybersecurity Analysts are experts in the OSI model, anatomy of an attack, network traffic characterization, and have working knowledge of various anomaly detection methods. This job is right if you have a passion for continuous research and solid understanding of networks, protocols, network flows, and cybersecurity in the form of TCP/IP, packet structure, protocol characteristics, troubleshooting anomalous network behavior, interpreting and applying internet metadata, and designing solutions with a team of experts operating in a variety of environment, e.g., mobile, deployed, fixed, cloud.

"From Silicon to Systems" - We are an elite, multi-disciplinary team, bringing together the brightest minds from physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics to develop unique cybersecurity solutions for government and industrial customers. Battelle has been trusted by elite government clients to solve some of the world's hardest security problems. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new cyber solutions.

We encourage new ideas with our large Internal Research and Development (IR&D) program where engineers work on projects they are passionate about. Inventors and innovators are rewarded by our industry-leading intellectual property compensation program. Our group works collaboratively with many parts of Battelle's larger organization on projects ranging from genomics to robotics.

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  • Work as a team member of multiple projects to identify anomalous behavior in network traffic.

  • Provide indications and warnings (I&W) to network defenders, based on internet metadata and internal network traffic analysis.

  • Interpret internet metadata and apply it to customer network traffic, providing “edge-and-beyond” analysis.

  • Characterize network traffic using custom analytic tools maintained by Battelle

  • Conduct large scale cyber ISR research and analysis

  • Perform open source research on publicly available information (PAI) and commercial data

  • Write reports to document observations, remediation, and recommended actions.

  • Collaborate with other Battelle teams, e.g., sharing analysis with other Battelle teams.

  • Ensure the veracity of the data being collected, and understand the various data sources.

  • Research emerging trends in networking technology and related exploits.

  • Provide technical and analytical briefings on assessments, testing, or experimental results to key stakeholders and leadership.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 5 years’ experience, Master’s degree in related field with 2 years’ experience, or PhD with 0 years’ experience, or equivalent related work experience

  • Hands on experience with commercial and open-source assessment tools, e.g., Elastic, Security Onion, Zeek, Suricata, Wireshark, Network Miner, Augury, Censys, Shodan, Virus Total, etc.

  • Display understanding in the analysis of network flow, logs, and PCAP

  • Understanding of networking and security concepts (e.g., TCP/IP stack, routing, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems).

  • Familiarity with IP networking concepts, e.g., virtual private networks, tunneling, layering, defense in depth.

  • Understanding of commodity networking applications, e.g., DNS, Active Directory.

  • Familiarity with scripting languages to facilitate tool application, e.g., PowerShell, Python, Bash.

  • Ability to communicate complex analysis to teammates.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to teammates. Interested in advanced intelligence analytic techniques.

  • Prior penetration testing or red team experience favorable, but not necessary.

  • Must be a sole U.S. Citizen and have the Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

  • Travel up to 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with PCAP network flow, Zeek log data, commercial network flow.

  • Experience with cyber threat intelligence data sources and analysis.

  • Display experience combining all source cyber threat intelligence into deliverable and actionable information.

  • Experience with applying frameworks to cyber security, e.g., MITRE ATT&CK, NIST.

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence or SIGINT background favorable.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

  • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

  • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

  • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

  • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

  • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

  • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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