• Security Operations Center (SOC) Tier II Analyst

    Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 10:49 AM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts. 


    NikSoft is currently conducting a search for a professional and experienced SOC Tier II Analysts to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service. The candidate will have expertise in managing cybersecurity risks and incidents in a large-scale enterprise environment. 


    • Perform deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources and determine if a critical system or data set is affected.
    • Handle incidents as defined in Playbooks and SOPs, and advise on remediation actions.
    • Respond to Cyber Security Incidents, provide cyber threat analysis and reporting to support SOC and Program’s situational awareness.
    • Support a 24/7/365 Security Operations Center and monitor security tools and provide tier II response to security incidents.
    • Follow standard operating procedures for detecting, classifying, and reporting incidents under the supervision of Tier 3 staff. 
    • Support the Tour 2 shift Monday through Friday from 7am – 4pm (2 positions)
    • Support the W1 shift Saturday & Sunday from 7am – 7pm, plus 16 flex hours during weekdays (1 position)


    • Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience
    • Understanding of network protocols coupled with experience with web proxies, web application firewalls, and vulnerability assessment tools.
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with a high level of analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Positive attitude with strong oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of IP networking and network security including Intrusion Detection
    • Extensive Windows, Linux, Database, Application, Web server, etc. log analysis
    • Extensive experience troubleshooting security reports on Linux, Windows, routers, firewalls, applications, etc.
    • Experience scripting with PowerShell, bash/ksh/sh, Cisco, JunOS sh/csh, Perl, Tcl, Lua
    • Familiarity with common network vulnerability/penetration testing tools
    • Some experience with system hardening guidance and tools
    • Security documentation experience (DIACAP/RMF)
    • Some Splunk query-development expertise
    • Experience on an Incident Response team performing Tier I/II initial incident triage.
    • US Citizenship required; Must be able to obtain a sensitive clearance – Position of Public Trust
    • Desired Qualifications:
    • BA/BS degree preferred
    • Background or some experience in application development (HTML/CSS, HTTPS, Python, Java/Javascript,) a plus.
    • CISSP or other relevant security related industry certifications desired

     **US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred but not required), must successfully complete the government's security process (required)**




    NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



    NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit




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