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Cyber Security Analyst


Job Description

Job ID: 308020
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking an analyst with cyber security expertise to fill a cyber-intelligence role. This position is focused on the protection of critical infrastructures and is responsible for producing domain-specific, mission-related analysis for the national security community and private sector clients. The position entails the analysis of large network traffic data sets and the production of finished reports that will range from short vignettes to wide and encompassing strategic analysis products.

Responsibilities include working with analysts in the development of threat reporting that is appropriately documented; developing expert opinions and judgments on areas of responsibility; timely support to sponsor requests; and currency on emerging threats and relevant intelligence and open source reporting. The incumbent will be expected to research leads, understand the technologies and techniques used to analyze the data, evaluate hypotheses, and fuse intelligence reporting with network data to produce high quality reports. The incumbent will also be responsible for preparing portions of written deliverables, completing research tasks as assigned and drafting portions of intelligence products as well as presenting results to peers and senior executives. The incumbent will also prepare and give briefings to sponsors and customers, engage with customers, and provide timely feedback and trouble-shooting to customer requests.
- Analyzes problems associated with the mission
- Builds stable working relationships internally and externally
- Professionally applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine to complex issues.
- Identifies creative ways to solve problems related to the mission and works with other analysts and the program manager to implements the solutions
- Works with other analysts, managers, customers, and sponsors regularly, and creates a reputation for technical prowess and leadership skills.
- Works independently and with project teams easily.

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks.

Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree with 5+ years’ experience, Master's degree and 3+ years’ experience or PhD. Preference to candidates with additional years of relevant experience.
- Experience in the following areas:
- Principles and practices of network security monitoring
- Intelligence analysis
- Data Analysis
- Project Management/Leadership

Preferred Qualifications

- Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Computer Science or related field (technical degree preferred).
- Understanding or proficiency of the network protocols used in various critical infrastructure applications.
- Education or experience in computer science, network engineering, SCADA/process controls or analysis of big data.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308020
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing and Analytics
Group: Analysis and Operations

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.