Cyber Security Analyst in RICHLAND, Washington

Job Description

The Invitation:

Come and work for a billion dollar international research institution. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’ (PNNL) an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself and make a difference.

About us:

Our science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely and securely. Our discoveries not only change the way people think, they increase our nation’s energy capacity and improve our national security efforts, making the world a cleaner and safer place.

The Position:

The Cyber Security Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is looking for a Cyber Security Analyst with 1 to 3 years of experience. We’re looking for highly self-motivated individuals who thrive in understanding the state-of-the possible involving intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis, threat analytics, attack-path visualizations, incident response, malware analysis, and more. In this position, you will be a member of close-nit team that protects PNNL’s state-of-the-art computer and network systems against cyber warfare. Working at PNNL, you’ll have an opportunity to work with our national recognized Cyber Security Researchers in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and partnership.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is powered by the creativity and innovation of 4,300 exceptional scientists and engineers that are advancing the frontiers of science, and addressing some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment and national security.

You @ PNNL

Your key responsibilities and accountabilities would include:

– Interpret, analyze, and execute incident response actions for detected intrusion anomalies and events.

– Intercept and prevent internal and external cyber-attacks or attempts against PNNL systems.

– Conduct system, network, and software vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.

– Provide subject matter expertise on cyber security risks, threats, technologies, and potential impact.

– Prepares and presents technical reports and briefings.

– Weekend or evening “on-call” duties

– Contribute to design, development and implementation of countermeasures of cyber security systems

– Collaboration with external entities including law enforcement, and other U.S. government agencies.

– Partner with cyber security researchers on data analysis, prototype implementation, collaboration, and feedback.

Envisioning success:

Success in this role means delivering results through strong technical skill, communications, and collaboration with a relentless focus on what’s best for our users. Success means continually holding oneself to the highest of professional and ethical standards and demanding the same of co-workers. Success is walking into PNNL every work day with a belief that you can positively impact the research and development efforts at a national laboratory. You know that your work makes a difference with our clients and users.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 0-1 years’ experience.


Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ experience; or Master’s and 0-2 years’ experience.

Job level will be determined by the candidate’s unique experience and qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

– Ability to reverse engineer malware

– Advanced Security Certification (CISSP, CEH, EnCE, etc)

– Exceptionally strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer relationship skills are essential.

– Thorough understanding of the cyber kill chain or attack vectors.

– Keen ability to anticipate and recognize cyber security threats.

– Use practical knowledge to effectively remediate threats, and modify activities and priorities to anticipate and respond to changing conditions.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate hands-on experience in:

– Network protocols, uses, and potential exploitation by malicious software.

– Applying layered computer network defense techniques and network policy architectures

– Tracking malware infections across a wide enterprise

– Clearly communicating technical information in various forms to senior management, peers, and customers.

– Ability to implement and operate intrusion detection/prevention systems, network penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, packet generators and sniffers, firewalls, and router systems.

– Working independently and leading collective team efforts to develop theories, ideas, and concepts around cyber security methodologies.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology


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