Cyber Security Analyst

To design, develop, implement, maintain, and/or document information and computer systems, with an emphasis on cybersecurity. These systems may include advanced hardware and software and may be used for critical infrastructure assessment, modeling, analysis, and energy and environmental assessment. These systems may include servers (running varied operating systems), virtualization technologies, network hardware, or security appliances, and may exist on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid fashion.

Responsibilities may include assisting on all phases of projects and may involve penetration testing or other cybersecurity assessment techniques. In addition, this individual may assist in the writing and analysis of various cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities and consequences. The person in this position may also participate in the design and development of novel cybersecurity defense tools, techniques, and practices. The person in this position may also assist the network administration security team responsible for securing hardware and software systems and/or the operations team responsible for maintaining hardware and software systems.

Position Requirements
  • Skill in deploying, analyzing, maintaining, and monitoring the security of computer networks and interconnected hardware and software.
  • Design/review knowledge of cybersecurity, operating systems security, networking, workstations, and security aspects of the associated software.
  • Knowledge of software engineering principles.
  • Experience with software development.
  • Knowledge of software tools and their vulnerabilities, particularly those used in programming browser-based applications.
  • Knowledge of server applications and operating systems.
  • Knowledge of software installation script concepts.
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructures, tools, and platforms such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
  • Knowledge of virtualization concepts and experience with hypervisor administration.
  • Knowledge of computer networking and understanding of associated equipment and tools
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and federal cybersecurity regulations.
  • Knowledge of applying and assessing security controls against varied computing systems per written security plans and policies including penetration testing.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with critical infrastructure
  • Skill at designing and implementing software tools and systems that perform their intended function and satisfy user and sponsor requirements.
  • A successful candidate must keep abreast of current cybersecurity trends, threats, and defenses.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.


Ability to obtain and maintain a "Q" security clearance. Notification to prospective applicants for positions that require a "Q" or "L" security clearance: U.S. Citizenship is required. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by Argonne, and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment. Subsequent re-investigations may be required.

RD1: Bachelor's and 0 years or Master's and 0 years

RD2: Bachelor's and 5+ years, or Master's and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years.

Job Family
Research Development (RD)

Job Profile
Cyber Security 2

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

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