Cyber Security Analyst

at Argonne National Laboratory
Published July 22, 2022
Location Lemont, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Basic Purpose

The Strategic Cyber Analysis and Research Team is seeking an experienced Cloud Architect that will help lead our cloud infrastructure design and research by strategizing, defining, architecting, and leading modern cloud solutions for our workforce development and research efforts. This individual will be able to assist with scoping projects, ensure timely deliverables, work through research tasking, and establish and maintain strong communication within the team and external partners.

To design, develop, implement, maintain, and document computer systems; and to generate and collect information to produce analytic and advisory reports, all with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Work may involve the use or creation of advanced hardware and software used for infrastructure assessment, modeling, and analysis. Responsibilities include assisting in all phases of projects and may require performing penetration testing and assisting the network administration security and operations teams responsible for securing and maintaining hardware and software systems. In addition, this individual will assist in documenting and analyzing of various cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities and consequences, including as they relate to critical infrastructure.

Helps analyze and research information and computer systems with a focus on assessing and documenting the risks cyber systems pose when used to support critical infrastructure. Understands advanced hardware and software tools used for analyzing, modeling and simulating, and assessing infrastructure, energy systems, and the environment. Participates in research activities including developing ideas, identifying publishing opportunities, and writing articles. Responsibilities include assisting on all phases of projects and research activities as well as writing proposals and reporting the status and results of projects and research.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of cyber security, operating systems security, networking, workstations, and security aspects of the associated software.

  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and other COTS products.

  • Knowledge of regulations and cyber security best practices including the NIST Cybersecurity framework and NIST 800-53.

  • Knowledge of software installation script development products.

  • Knowledge of software tools and their vulnerabilities, particularly those used in critical infrastructure.

  • Knowledge of programming client-server and browser-based applications.

  • Skill at designing and implementing software tools and systems that perform their intended function and satisfy user and sponsor requirements.

  • Skill at developing research ideas and pursuing cybersecurity research.

  • Skill at oral and written communication.

  • Skill at organizing project tasks and coordinating the completion of high-priority technical products within budget and time constraints.

  • Skill in analyzing computer networks and industrial control systems that support critical infrastructure.

  • Skill in analyzing, maintaining, and monitoring the security of computer networks and interconnected hardware and software.

  • Skill at providing training and oversight of systems administrators.

  • Continual practice of keeping abreast of current security news and technologies.

  • Previous experience in building and maintaining virtual environments within either Azure or AWS.

  • Previous experience in building virtual machines, virtual networks, and virtual private networks within Azure or AWS.

  • Previous experience in scripting and automation of cloning environments within Azure or AWS.

  • Previous experience in user access management within Azure or AWS.

Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process.

RD3: Bachelors and 8+ years;Masters and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years; or equivalent.

RD4: Bachelors and 12+ years; Masters and 7+ years; Doctorate and 6+ years; or equivalent.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Cyber Security 3

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

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