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CACI International Computer Network Defense Analyst (CDNA) Subject Matter Expert in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Computer Network Defense Analyst (CDNA) Subject Matter Expert

Job Category: Intelligence

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

Are you in search of a new and challenging experience supporting the United States Intelligence Community and Department of Defense cyber missions? Then NOW is the time to join CACI! We have an exceptional opportunity for a Computer Network Defense Analyst (CDNA) Subject Matter Expert (SME). In this role, you will be part of a passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting full spectrum cyber operations and providing thought leadership to shape future operations.

As the CACI CNDA SME, you will perform as our Lead Analyst responsible for assisting in growing CACI’s cyber operations and Next Generation Analyst portfolio. You will help develop solutions and assist in shaping requirements to solve our customers’ CNDA challenges by:

  • Providing insights and expertise regarding CNO mission execution

  • Recommending improvements to CNO mission execution

  • Identifying strengths & benefits of recommendations for improving mission outcomes

  • Leading tradecraft development and mentoring other exploitation analysts

  • Anticipating emerging technology, policy, and regulation impacts on mission operations and providing strategies, guidelines, and processes to mitigate risk

  • Author executive level briefings and point papers

What You’ll Get to Do:

As a Lead CNDA SME, you will 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. You will help develop mitigations to strengthen network defenses and protect against attacks on network infrastructure devices or systems. You 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.

You’ll 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. You’ll 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. You will distill, document, contextualize and share your findings--including any new tradecraft that you develop--with teammates, stakeholders, and intelligence consumers.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Clearance : Active TS SCI clearance with polygraph is required to start.

  • 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).

  • Experience : 11+ years of relevant experience in computer or information systems design, development, and/or analysis, including engineering hardware and/or software, programming, computer/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and systems administration.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience writing white papers and developing presentations

  • Experience in either DoD or IC organizations conducting cyber operations

  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of CNO tools & capabilities to support process improvement

  • Ability to apply advanced cybersecurity, information assurance, and communication technology principles, theories, and concepts contributing to the development of innovative CNO principles and ideas

  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and resourceful

  • Experience with continuous development & integration tools used in operational environments

  • Experience with Computer Network Operations (CNO) processes, procedures, and tools

  • Experience supporting the National Threat Operations Center (NTOC)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to business, management, and technical teams.

  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team to develop and implement strategic change.

  • Understanding of the Intelligence Cycle

  • Knowledge of and connections with the Industry Base supporting CNO efforts in the IC

What We Can Offer You:

  • We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive set of benefits, including tuition reimbursement and advanced training in job-relevant subjects

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. As such, any offers of employment may be contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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