SOC Analyst I

Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
Job ID
# of Openings
IT Security
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred


VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified SOC Analyst I to support the USPS project in Falls Church, VA.


Additional Information:

  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: none
  • Available: ASAP


Job Description

Performs deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources and determines if a critical system or data set has been affected. Handles incidents as defined in Playbooks and SOPs. Also advises on remediation actions.


Required Skills:

  • Will actively monitor security threats and risks, provide in-depth incident analysis, evaluate security incidents, and will provide proactive threat research.
  • Support a 24/7/365 Security Operations Center and monitors security tools and provides first tier response to security incidents
  • Follow standard operating procedures for detecting, classifying, and reporting incidents under the supervision of Tier 2 and Tier 3 staff. 

Certifications (one or more desired)

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)


  • 3+ years of related experience on a Computer Incident Response Team, Computer Emergency Response Team, Computer Security Incident Response Center, or Security Operations Center
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology discipline or equivalent experience required


Additional Provisions: 

  • Pass both a client mandated clearance process to include drug screening, criminal history check and credit check. 
  • Once candidate’s resume is approved and interview passed, the agency is responsible for providing drug screening. Failure to submit the drug screening results will delay the security clearance process. 
  • If a candidate is given an interim clearance, continuation of employment is then based on the candidate receiving a sensitive clearance. 
  • All candidates must be a US Citizen, or have a permanent residence status (Green Card). 
    Candidate must have lived in the United States for the past five years. 
  • Cannot have more than 6 months travel outside the United States within the last five years. Military Service excluded. (Exception does not include military family members.) 




VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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