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Jacobs SOC Engineer- TS/SCI in Columbia, Maryland

Your Impact:

Come be a part of an exciting and ever-changing program that provides a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art solutions and hands-on assistance in designing, implementing, managing, and sustaining operations across various network environments for our customer.

We provide an environment that fosters and supports innovation and valuing “outside-the-box” thinking to solve complex problems. There are several training opportunities for team members that want to learn new technologies and stay current with their technical skill set. We are a highly technical group and nurture growth, with a technical culture of cross-trained teammates with opportunities to develop additional skill-sets.


  • Work with the customer to determine log management and SIEM needs and evaluate existing systems for improvements, gaps, and next generation architecture and design.

  • Designs and deploys new systems and upgrades existing systems as needed to meet customer needs and protect systems from emerging threats.

  • Identify gaps in malicious activity detection capabilities, create new signatures / rules to improve detection of malicious activity and test and tune existing signatures / rules to ensure low rate of false positives.

  • Assist in playbook development for alert triage and Incident Response, define and implement alert and threat detection metrics, statistics, and analytics.

  • Recommend new tools/technologies to improve network visibility, support Incident Response and Forensic operations as required to include static/dynamic malware analysis and reverse engineering, and author and maintain scripts for threat detection and automation.

  • Have direct hands on experience with tools such as Logstash, Podman, Docker, Splunk, Corelight, Security Onion, Windows Operating System, and Red Hat Enterprise License.

  • This position is a true “hands-on-keyboard” role in which you will be required to both independently, and as part of a broader team, install, configure, and maintain Splunk and other SOC related applications.


Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience deploying, maintaining, and configuring Splunk and other SIEM tools

  • Experience and in-depth understanding of Security Event Management

  • Experience designing infrastructure to meet customer requirements

  • Strong working knowledge of both Windows and Linux systems, with scripting experience

  • Experience administering and working within a virtualized environment

  • Ability to articulate technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems with various levels of stakeholders

  • Experience working with ticketing systems (i.e. Jira, ServiceNow, etc)

  • Experience working within classified enterprise networks

  • Experience creating technical documentation to include diagrams, both logical and physical

Required IAT Certs:

  • One or more of the following: CASP+, CISA, CISSP, GCIH

Required Vendor Cert:

  • One or more of the following: Splunk, Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, or any other related vendor certification. If not currently achieved, then must achieve within 6 months of hire

Clearance Required:

  • Active TS/SCI

Minimum Years of Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience working as an ISSE or within a SOC


  • Python and/or Ansible Scripting experience

  • Prior military experience

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