Cyber Security Intelligence and Risk Analyst

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Cyber Security and Risk Analyst to independently and collaboratively perform risk assessments of cloud service offerings and assist with organizing and leading the cyber intelligence initiative for DOE/LLNL. This position is in the Cyber Security Program (CSP) within the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) in the Computation Directorate.

Essential Duties
– Assess and quantify cyber security risks.

– Develop utilities to automate detection, assessment, and categorization of cyber security intelligence using appropriate technologies such as Perl, Python, PHP, and Bash.
– Provide advanced computer programming and/or related technical support for CSP, while working with diverse teams and tight deadlines.
– Plan and/or execute project plans, meetings, and metric gathering.
– Analyze and interpret complex data to assess cloud service risks in relation to LLNL security posture.
– Design and implement new methodology and procedures to automate risk assessments.
– Apply National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards knowledge to cloud service assessments using Risk Management Framework.
– Provide advanced technical assistance, training, or mentoring to others in area of cyber security.
– Perform other duties as assigned.


– Bachelor’s degree in a Computer or Engineering related field or equivalent combination of education, technical training and related experience.
– Demonstrated ability to work independently to effectively handle concurrent technical tasks with conflicting priorities in order to implement research concepts in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
– Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to contribute to creative solutions to complex problems.
– Broad and in-depth knowledge of one or more of cyber security, nation state adversaries, and federal compliance and regulations.
– Advanced knowledge of cloud computing methodologies and risks, including basic understanding of FedRamp.
– Ability to travel off-site, including internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.
– Effective interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate, negotiate and influence all levels of personnel.
– Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL’s mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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