IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer with Security Clearance

at Cherokee Federal
Published September 20, 2023
Location Springfield, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer ***This position requires an active TS/Sensitive Compartmental Information (SCI) clearance.*** The IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer (User Activity Monitoring) plays a critical role in enhancing the security of Army systems by identifying and analyzing anomalous user actions on networks. This professional is responsible for recommending and implementing improvements, collaborating with various teams, and maintaining meticulous documentation to support modernization efforts. If you have a background in IT Cybersecurity, a keen analytical mind, and a Top Secret/SCI Clearance, we want you to join our team! Compensation & Benefits: Estimated Starting Salary Range for IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer: $130,000 - $145,000 Pay commensurate with experience. Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided. Benefits are subject to change with or without notice. IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer Responsibilities Include: * Assist in modernizing UAM collection by reviewing existing capabilities and recommending modifications, enhancements, and new techniques, along with processes, procedures, or technology changes to improve effectiveness. * Serve as an Army UAM analyst responsible for identifying anomalous user actions on Army networks. * Reviews and analyzes received network alerts to determine validity as potential insider threats and security incidents. Employs UAM, analysis, and correlation tools in the conduct of event analysis. * Coordinates with other entities to receive data from a number of networks to support analysis efforts. * Collaborates with the Insider Threat Hub, cyber defense, and information assurance (IA) staff members to leverage their expertise in execution of mission requirements. * Creates recurring status reports and maintains a tracking mechanism for actions taken. * Review and resolve received UAM audit events and alerts, present the Government findings with resolution recommendations, and document analysis results. * Write, review, and edit Incident Assessment Reports (IARs) and submit them to the Government for review and acceptance. * Use the Army's UAM case management system to establish a new case, track progress, update status, modify existing open cases, and close out active cases. Review and edit case information and data in the Army's case management system to ensure all required analysis findings are properly documented. * Assist Army units in resolving IAR findings. * Assist external agencies in reviewing and clarifying collected system user activity audit data. * Validate collected system event data against device log data or reports from other network-deployed tools when possible and include this research in the case management tool and IARs. * Performs other job-related duties as assigned IT Cybersecurity and Analytics Engineer Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities requested: * A minimum of a BA/BS in a technology-related field; ten years' experience as an IT Systems Architect or Engineer can be substituted for the degree. * Six years' experience in Project Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Software Engineering is required; 10 years' experience is preferred. * Top Secret Clearance with SCI is required. * Previous experience with User Activity Monitoring on networks is a plus. * Must have good analytical skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, and highly effective organizational, writing, and verbal skills. * Must be able to adapt to a changing environment. * Must be proficient in all MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. * Must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal Company Information: Cherokee Nation 3S (CN3S) is a part of Cherokee Federal - the division of tribally owned federal contracting companies owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses. As a trusted partner for more than 60 federal clients, Cherokee Federal LLCs are focused on building a brighter future, solving complex challenges, and serving the government's mission with compassion and heart. To learn more about CN3S, visit #CherokeeFederal #LI Cherokee Federal is a military friendly employer. Veterans and active military transitioning to civilian status are encouraged to apply. Similar Searchable Job Titles: * IT Security Engineer * Network Security Analyst * Systems Analyst * Cybersecurity Specialist * Information Security Consultant Keywords: * User Activity Monitoring * UAM Analyst * Insider Threats * Security Incidents * Top Secret Clearance Legal Disclaimer: Cherokee Federal is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit for information regarding our Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Statement, Accommodation request, and Presidential EO 14042 Notice. ***As required by our governmental client, this position requires being a US Citizen, lawful resident alien, citizen of American Samoa or other territory owning permanent allegiance to the United States.