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613. Security Operations Center

Arlington, VA

SSi has principals that are an integral part of the organizations characteristic and are fundamentally essential to the shaping of everyday activities that connect to our broader mission and vision. As an organization SSi is committed to:
Foster a culture of innovative and out of the box thinking: 
We fundamentally understand that each employee has something unique to offer to the organization.  We foster a culture that nourishes innovation by empowering staff, leverages their passions, and encompasses a circle of trust where it’s all about thinking of new ideas and getting good feedback.
Invest in our Resources
Employees are essential, their physical and mental well-being are pivotal to the growth of our organization.  Our company culture, productivity, and overall employee happiness stem directly from how much training, responsibility, and empowerment they have within our organization. Our focus is on improving the growth of individual through education, allowing them to play central roles, so they can grow and add value to the company.
Provide solutions that are in the best interest of the customer and improve their strategic posture
We are in business to serve our customers and do what is in their best interest. Our philosophy is to offer services that are complete.  We strive to provide services that do more than meets the eye, to achieve more than superficial results and to help the business improve in areas that they may not have considered.
Give thoughtful considerations to our actions and their affects
We give thoughtful consideration to each other’s differences and opinions. We must give our individual best to get the job done right. Everyone is accountable for their behaviors, exercising rational judgment, and giving thoughtful consideration to their professional activities and decisions.

Sharp Solutions, Inc has an immediate need for a Security Operations Center (SOC) Metrics Analyst will work directly with the Cybersecurity Operations Manager and the customer to ensure that effective, measurable metrics are collected, analyzed, and presented on both an ad hoc and continual basis. The candidate will be responsible for implementing a metrics program to ensure the metrics collected are impactful and assist in driving sound management decisions. The ideal candidate will be familiar the Cyber Kill Chain methodology and how to correctly measure its effectiveness.

* Propose SOC metrics for government approval.
* Obtain and normalize data for usage
* Develop effectiveness and efficiency SOC metrics.
* Develop metrics to show return on investments.
* Develop Impact Metrics demonstrating the maturity of enterprise SOCs and/or to identify gaps.
* Develop a metrics scorecard to display the level of effectiveness of enterprise SOCs.
* Build dashboards using the NOSC infrastructure to support on-demand metrics representation.
* Track metrics initiatives and other projects for program PMO
* Report metrics and project progress in customer and/or regular PMO meetings
* Manage and/or assist with PMO projects


Candidates should also demonstrate the following: 
* Excellent analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills are required. 
* Experience designing and producing metrics, KPIs, and data visualizations. 
* Experience creating interactive metrics dashboards using Power BI, Tableau, or other data visualization tools. 
* Experience generating reports, charts, and graphs. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
* Exceptional interpersonal skills and written communication skills to frequently interact with all levels of the organization. 
* Excellent analytical ability to quickly gather facts, perform root cause analysis, and draw conclusions in collaboration with other team members. 
* Ability to work cross functionally within IT and the business. 
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills. 
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and fluid environment. 

In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.


Familiarity with the management, operational, and technical aspects of IT Security in a complex enterprise environment, and experience working in a 24x7 security operations center (SOC) environment in the areas of Digital Media Analysis, Forensics, Incident Response, malware reverse engineering and/or knowledge management, etc. 
* Familiarity with tools such as Splunk and its dashboard capabilities. 
* Familiarity with Cyber Kill Chain/Intrusion Defensive Chain/Mitre ATT&CK methodologies. 
* Experience in a SOC environment 
* Experience developing Key Performance Indicators 
* Experience in gathering requirements from customers. 
* Experience with maintaining; integrating; preparing; and extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) complex and/or large datasets for analysis. 
* Familiar with programming languages such as python, SQL, etc.

CERTIFICATION REQUIRMENTS:  (Must have one of the following)

 BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 2+ years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity 

Must be a US Citizen

SSi is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. SSi also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. VETS are encouraged to apply.

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