Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for a Structured Threat Analyst to join their team. Daily job duties will include:
  • Supporting cybersecurity analyst, engineers, and leaders with threat and technical intelligence for use in daily operations, decision making, planning, education and general awareness
  • Facilitating education and training as required
  • Interfacing and collaborating with governmental and industry partners on threat intelligence, TTPs, and mitigation strategies
  • Conducting technical research into equipment and capabilities being employed and considered for use across the company
  • Providing professional advice to various audiences within the corporation including decision makers, technical architects and engineers
  • Conducting cyber forensics
  • Mentoring, educating and training the SOC and Incident Response Teams
  • Developing and sustaining strategic internal and external relationships
  • Active engagement in maturing cyber defensive capabilities across the organization

Performs forensics analysis of digital information and gathers and handles evidence. Identifies network computer intrusion evidence and perpetrators. Investigates computer fraud or other electronic crimes, crack files and system passwords, detects steganography and recovers deleted, fragmented and corrupted data from digital media of all types. Ensures chain of custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings in a manner suitable for courtroom presentation and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports. May be required to testify in court as expert witnesses. Investigates and analyzes all response activities related to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave. Collects data from a variety of Computer Network Defense (CND) tools, including intrusion detection system alerts, firewall and network traffic logs, and host system logs to analyze events that occur within their environment. Provides operations for persistent monitoring of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems. Interprets, analyzes, and reports all events and anomalies in accordance with computer network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events. Conducts network of software vulnerability assessments and penetration testing utilizing reverse engineering techniques. Perform vulnerability analysis and exploitation of applications, operating systems or networks. Identifies intrusion or incident path and method. Isolates, blocks or removes threat access. Evaluates system security configurations. Evaluates findings and performs root cause analysis. Performs analysis of complex software systems to determine both functionality and intent of software systems. Resolves highly complex malware and intrusion issues. Contributes to the design, development and implementation of countermeasures, system integration, and tools specific to Cyber and Information Operations. May prepare and presents technical reports and briefings. May perform documentation, vetting and weaponization of identified vulnerabilities for operational use.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 14 years of experience. Master's Degree and 12 years of experience. Ph.D. and 9 years of experience. A relevant professional certification can be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Solid background in addressing advanced persistent threats
  • Experience working within Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) structure and or Intelligence Community structures on cybersecurity/cyber operations
  • Proficiency in teaching/Instructing
  • Exceptional analytic and technical skills
  • Ability to apply cybersecurity tradecraft to nontraditional IT capabilities including: Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • Familiarity with data analytics including use of machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Cloud and cloud-based security and controls

Req ID:3790


Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265)

Travel Required:Yes, 25%-50% of the time


Relocation:Relocation assistance will be available

Education:High School Diploma/GED

Virtual/Telework Opportunity:Yes-May Consider Occasional/Part-time Teleworking for this position

US Citizenship Required for this Position:Yes

Clearance Type:No - Clearance Not Required to Start

Company Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries employs more than 42,000 people throughout the United States and around the world. We are America's largest military shipbuilder and one of the largest defense contractors for unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment. Our employees build, engineer and innovate complex products and solutions for our customers on a daily basis - we do the Hard Stuff, Done Right. Each year we hire thousands of business, engineering, IT professionals and tradespersons to accomplish our mission. Why not become part of something bigger than yourself, find your purpose, and join HII today.

EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.