SOC Lead Analyst

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Information Technology


VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified SOC Lead Analyst to support the Symantec effort in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Additional Information:

  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: None
  • Available: within 30 days


  • Perform monitoring and analysis of various security solutions to include the SIEM solution to detect the presence of unknown or suspected cyber threats.
  • Work with other team members to plan for and develop a solution that will allow for the analysis of a 15% increase in the security events per day, annually.
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of additional security analysis tools in the SOC.
  • Work with personnel to develop and refine an operations "Run Book" that outlines the processes and procedures to be used for cybersecurity monitoring and event analysis.
  • Lead monitoring and event analysis activities to include: Identifying potential threat, anomalies, and infections; Documenting findings from analysis; Providing recommendations within the incident-management system; Performing triage of incoming security events; Performing preliminary and secondary analysis of events; Validating events; Escalating events as necessary, for appropriate action within the targeted response times listed in the Performance Requirements Summary (PRS) contained in the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP).


  • Expert knowledge of policies, procedures, and protocols of a government Security Operations Center specifically related to performing event analysis and reporting.
  • Experience using and analyzing events from numerous security tools and technologies to include some of the following and/or closely comparable security technologies: McAfee Nitro SIEM, McAfee IDS/IPS, Imperva web application firewalls, McAfee Enterprise Antivirus, BlueCoat, Symantec DLP, Mandiant/Fireeye, Guardian MDB Protect, Cisco firewalls, QualysGuard, AppScan


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous lead security analyst experience at a federal agency similar in size, scope, and complexity.


Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of 6-10 years of experience in SOC analysis to include a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience as a Lead Analyst or SME.



Bachelors of Sciences (Masters preferred) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Assurance, or related area.


Preferred Certifications:

Any of following SANS certifications: GCIH, GCFE, GCFA,GREM, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (CCFE)



VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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