SOC Data Analyst

Company:
Location: Washington, DC

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Company Description


MindPoint Group delivers industry-leading cybersecurity solutions, services, and products. We are the trusted cybersecurity advisors to key government and commercial decision-makers and support security operations for some of the most security-conscious organizations globally. We design and implement innovative security solutions to identify and defend against today’s risks and tomorrow’s attacks.

We believe that helping organizations operate from the best security posture possible requires automation. Empowering our employees to excel and providing them with the means to do so enables us to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.

Unlike many IT consultancies, we’re not a body shop. Our client engagements are challenging and growth-oriented. Our relationship with you is for the long run because, in this business, your success is our success. That’s why we treat investments in employees as investments in the company itself, which is why we offer fantastic benefits (healthcare, generous PTO, paid maternity and paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement, to name a few).

But you’ll want to work here for reasons that can’t be written into an offer letter—the challenge, growth opportunities, and most important: the culture of a company that cares about you.

We are an established, profitable, and growing company that promises you the following:

  • A diverse organization.
  • A safe workplace with zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment of any kind.
  • A balanced work life. Seriously.
  • Potential of a flexible schedule, depending on the specific customer.
  • A leadership team focused on your professional growth and development.

Job Description


Mindpoint Group, LLC has an exciting opportunity to join our SOC team at one of our largest clients. This position is critical to the continued maturation of the client’s operational capabilities, and you will join an established and experienced group that is motivated to provide excellent services in defending federal infrastructure. We are seeking a Data Analyst to help our SOC team discover actionable insights from large data sets and make better decisions on our mission to detect and respond to threats more quickly and efficiently.

The Data Analyst will:

  • Lead ongoing research to identify, recommend, and implement new concepts in security operations center (SOC) operational analytics and organizational performance management
  • Identify and evaluate data sources to support the SOC data analytics function, and recommend the implementation of new data collection instruments to support the program’s continuous improvement
  • Implement automated data collection and aggregation from a variety of sources, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, case management and ticketing tools, and other in-house databases
  • Conduct analysis of SOC operations and value generation using a variety of statistical methods, such as queuing theory, probability theory, linear programming, and monte carlo analysis or other simulation techniques
  • Transform raw data and analysis into data visualizations and interactive dashboards using dashboard tools
  • Derive insights from data analysis, conduct root-cause analysis of operational issues identified by the data, and provide recommendations to remediate operational issues
  • Deliver presentations and briefings to federal senior executives, SOC management, and SOC team leads
  • Provide training on the use of interactive, self-service dashboards to senior executives, SOC management, and SOC team leads
  • Develop documentation on the requirements for analytics work products, data models, and the process for testing and distributing work products
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, solutions-oriented environment focused on client deliverables and analysis

Qualifications
  • Active Top Secret Clearance required
  • 5+ years of experience; 1-3 years of relevant experience delivering large projects with significant impact to multiple lines of business, requiring cross-team collaboration
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, or Statistics
  • Experience work in a Lean-Agile environment
  • Hands-on experience with current Business Intelligence tools like MS PowerBI or Tableau
  • Hands on experience with Python programming and using open-source libraries
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to analyze data and identify trends
  • Experience driving/supporting multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to connect business outcomes with operational and technological nsiderations
  •  Highly organized with critical thinking abilities at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and verbal) and navigate at all levels in the organization with the detail appropriate to the forum and audience
  • Excellent facilitation / presentation skills, experience with briefing senior leadership
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Linux, IP networks, APIs, SQL/NoSQL Databases and query tools to retrieve data from internal and external systems
  • Experience in managing large transformational data-driven projects in cybersecurity space
  • Ability to understand, interpret and track meaningful security operations center metrics
  • Experience with Splunk, Spark, Hadoop is a plus
  • Real-time algorithm development and implementation (responding to changing inputs in seconds)
  • Six sigma certification and/or operational excellence experience
  • Experience with a range of data analysis techniques: linear regression, random forest, clustering, NLP techniques, supervised and unsupervised learning, graph algorithms, etc.

Additional Information
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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