Cyber Threat Hunter/Researcher/Malware SME

Location: Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia
Date Posted: 02-10-2019
Cyber Threat Hunter/Researcher/ Malware SME
Competitive Innovations, LLC is seeking a Cyber Threat Hunter/Researcher and Malware Analysis Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support of a major federal client.  The organization provides services that analyze and produce enhanced cyber security and threat intelligence information to include threats and potential threats to the customer’s information and information systems; provides timely and relevant technical analysis to assist with mitigating cyber threats confronting the Department; supports evaluation, implementation, and operations of tools/technologies used in advanced analysis. This is a full-time employee position with Competitive Innovations and includes a competitive benefits package.
  • Performs advanced analysis of adversary tradecraft, malicious code, and Advance Persistent Threat capabilities
  • Analyzes computer, communication, network security events and exploits to determine security vulnerabilities and recommend remedial actions
  • Conducts forensic, malicious code, and packet-level analyses to develop comprehensive technical reports stepping through complete reverse engineering of incidents
  • Recommends countermeasures based on the identified techniques, tactics, procedures, and behavior patterns used by adversaries
  • Develops alert criteria to improve incident response capabilities
  • Contributes to development, writing, and reviewing of SOPs
  • Delivers written and oral briefings to stakeholders and community partners across the Foreign Affairs community
  • Document and train team members how to apply advanced analytic techniques to solve complex problems
  • Top Secret security clearance (clearable to SCI)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Telecommunications, or other related scientific or technical discipline is desired.
  • 8-10 years of experience advanced technical analysis with increasing responsibilities.
  • 5+ years of experience in network security with a focus on computer forensics, static code reverse engineering, and advanced (packet) network analysis. Static code reverse engineering experience can be substituted by experience in similar skill in computer forensics, network analysis, mobile device forensics related to malicious code, network flow analysis, or other similar skill
  • 3+ years of experience in intelligence or technical analysis with a focus on cyber threat analysis
  • Experience analyzing emerging technologies for potential attach vectors and developing mitigation strategies
  • Ability to evaluate offensive and intelligence-based threat actors based on motivation and common TTPs
  • Experience with gathering open-source and controlled intelligence to develop predictive understanding of adversarial strategies, priorities, and overlapping interests
  • Demonstrated expertise in deploying and maintaining open source network security monitoring and assessment tools
  • Experience writing contract deliverables such as Event Bulletins, Cyber Digests, and Quarterly Summary Reports  
  • Good working knowledge of cyber threat analytics
  • Previous experience working in cross functional and interdisciplinary project teams to achieve tactical and strategic objectives
  • Experience with and knowledge of cyber threat and/or intelligence analysis
  • Expert written and oral communication skills to include experience with executive-level presentations
  • Knowledge related to the current state of cyber international relations, adversary tactics, and trends
  • Ability to work quickly, and a willingness to complete ad hoc, time sensitive assignments
  • Desired Certifications:  GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and/or Encase Certified Examiner (ENCE)
Competitive Innovations, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a solutions provider to government and industry, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  CI serves customers with critical requirements – including national and cyber security -- in information technology, management, mission support, training, and web solutions.  Founded in July 1999, CI is committed to the core values of integrity and service.  CI is a small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Kentico Gold Partner proudly serving both public and private sector customers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status. 
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