Cyber Security Analyst Job at Iridium Satellite, Leesburg, VA

  • Iridium Satellite
  • Leesburg, VA

Job Description

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft, and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

What We’re Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst to join our team for a Space Development Agency (SDA) project! This person will be responsible for discovering vulnerabilities and risks on Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) equipment located both locally and remotely at sites in the US and non-US locations. This role will be responsible for ongoing vulnerability scans, monitoring network traffic, and autonomously ensuring hardware and software applications are updated. On the SDA Cyber IT Operations team, as a Cyber Security Analyst, you’ll be responsible for ensuring all of the necessary security updates are documented, applied, and reported in a timely manner. You will thrive/succeed in this role if you are able to work independently for specialized Cyber security tasks, and also as a team when new products or solutions are required to be evaluated and proposed to the customer.


This position requires an active/current Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)


What You’ll Do:

  • Work independently to evaluate, implement, and document Security systems for all identified systems
  • Lead efforts necessary to receive ATO (Authority to Operate) certification from various government customers
  • Play a key role in documenting and applying necessary controls to identified Systems to achieve self-certification required to meet 800-171, 800-172, and 800-53 compliance
  • Initiate automation, where possible, to effectively triage and address security alerts
  • Serve as an escalation point for security analysts and admins on the Government Special Services team
  • Actively identify areas of improvement within processes to ensure response activities align with best practices, minimize gaps in response, and provide comprehensive mitigation of threats
  • Engage with Admins and Engineers across various Iridium organizations to respond to and remediate events
  • Research, extraction, and dissemination of industry provided intelligence on threat actors targeting the Aerospace and Telecommunications industry
  • Respond to service requests and incident tickets within established SLAs
  • Maintain existing IT security elements; implement upgrades, replacements and new equipment as directed
  • Foster security awareness and ensure security controls are operating effectively
  • Maintain operational reports for Key Performance Indicators as well as weekly and monthly metrics.
  • Maintain proper Change Control and Configuration Management processes
  • Maintain all monitoring systems and travel to remote sites to perform scans and gather data not accessible from the home site

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology or Cyber Security field, or a combination of equivalent education and work experience/certifications
  • 8+ years of classified systems experience required
  • Network and/or Security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CompTIA)
  • Incident Response experience and/or ability to perform forensic analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiencies with security infrastructure
  • Experience implementing new security technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues to groups outside of your team or those who are unfamiliar with the topic
  • Have confidence and be able to easily build relationships with leadership and colleagues outside of your team
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions and come up with out-of-the-box solutions
  • Be proactive in providing feedback and be enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge with others
  • Capable of prioritizing your own tasks and potentially the tasks of others while making sure deadlines are met


Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Direct experience with Government customers in a classified environment
  • Cloud-based Security control methodologies in both classified and CUI environments


We’ll also need you to:

  • Be able to travel up to 50% including to military bases as well as remote locations within and outside of the US
  • Be able lift up to 50 pounds
  • US Citizenship required


Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Home office,

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