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Computer Network Defense Analysts (CNDAs) – All Levels

As a Computer Network Defense Analyst (CNDA), your responsibilities will include:

  • Use information collected from a variety sources (e.g., intrusion detection systems, firewalls, network traffic logs, and host system logs) to identify potential vulnerabilities, respond to cyber events that occur, and defend against events that might occur.
  • Help develop mitigations to strengthen network defenses and protect against attacks on network infrastructure devices or systems.
  • Your work may span the gamut of data transport possibilities, such as traditional wired networks, wireless transport (including Wi-Fi and cellular), collaborative platforms such as video teleconferencing, and the hardware and software that support it all.
  • You can advance your career as you develop increasing expertise in networking protocols and architectures, cloud security, Internet of Things protocols, and advanced network security.
  • Be part of a team, working together with government, military, and contractor personnel to develop shared understandings of intelligence needs, mission relevance, and areas of expertise.
  • Apply your innate curiosity and analytical talent to form hypotheses, critically assess and choose analysis techniques, then query, merge, enrich, evaluate, and pivot within data to attain and share insights.
  • Distill, document, contextualize and share your findings–including any new tradecraft that you develop–with teammates, stakeholders, and intelligence consumers.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Degree in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Up to 18 semester hours of military training/coursework in networking, computer science, or cyber topics is equivalent to an Associate degree.
  • Experience: Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering.  Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration.  If not credited toward education requirements, completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis Course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20- to 24-week courses will count as 6 months of experience; 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience). In some cases, foreign language proficiency may also be used to satisfy experience requirements; recent Interagency language Roundtable (ILR) scores are required to substantiate your proficiency level. The total of all experience equivalencies is capped at half of the required years of experience.
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Specific labor category determined by years of experience + educational degrees:

Level Qualifications:

  • Level 1
    • 2 years’ applicable experience with a bachelor’s degree, OR
    • 4 years’ applicable experience with associate degree
  • Level 2
    • 2 years’ applicable experience with a PhD, OR
    • 3 years’ applicable experience with a master’s degree, OR
    • 5 years’ applicable experience with a bachelor’s degree, OR
    • 7 years’ applicable experience with an associate degree
  • Level 3
    • 4 years’ applicable experience with a PhD, OR
    • 6 years’ applicable experience with a master’s degree, OR
    • 8 years’ applicable experience with a bachelor’s degree, OR
    • 10 years’ applicable experience with an associate degree
  • Level 4
    • 7 years’ applicable experience with a PhD, OR
    • 9 years’ applicable experience with a master’s degree, OR
    • 11 years’ applicable experience with a bachelor’s degree, OR
    • 13 years’ applicable experience with an associate degree
  • Applicants must possess a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph to be considered for the position.
  • Weeghman & Briggs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.