Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, MIS, or other IT/Cyber related degree Experience with intrusion detection systems, e.g.: Zeek, FireEye, SecurityOnion Experience with SIEM tools, e.g.: Splunk, Dashboard creation and maintenance of the platform Demonstrated knowledge of security controls and understanding of industry best practices and frameworks, e.g.: FIPS, NIST Working knowledge of security incident diagnosis, system vulnerabilities, penetration testing, security analysis tools, and system logging Demonstrated technical experience in computer and network security analysis and incident response
Would you like to work for a National Laboratory that conducts world-renowned research? Would you enjoy working on a diverse, beautiful, university campus? Can you imagine yourself in a mid-sized location that regularly ranks as one of the U.S. Best Places to Live?Â If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider a career with Ames Laboratory!
Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy federally contracted National Laboratory located in Ames, Iowa, on the campus of Iowa State University. We are dedicated to translating foundational science through applied research to create technological innovations. We create materials, inspire minds to solve problems, and address some of the most challenging issues facing our world today. We promote and believe in a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, and shared ownership in support of the Laboratory's collective success. We offer an exceptional benefits package including:
Medical, dental and vision insurance, Wellbeing program, Employee Assistance Program;
Retirement benefits including defined benefit or defined contribution plans;
Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;
Life insurance and long-term disability;
Flexible Spending Accounts;
Flexible work schedules and hybrid environments (office and telework combinations) are available with some positions.
Ames Laboratory is seeking candidates for a cyber analyst position within Information Technology. This position will support security systems and tools, perform analysis of cyber security vulnerabilities and threats, develop enhancements to monitoring and auditing processes, and respond to security incidents.
Responsibilities include assisting with risk assessments, creating and maintaining Splunk dashboards and alerts, and performing security audits of NIST 800-53 controls. All activities must comply with Department of Energy policies, procedures, and requirements in relation to cyber security.
The successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work independently or as a member of a team on multiple, simultaneous projects is important to success in this position. The ability to interpret and apply complex technical documentation is required. A proactive approach, with the ability to analyze situations, and solve problems will be important to the success of this position.
(To meet the requirements of the Department of Energy's COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Reentry Framework, Ames Laboratory is implementing a vaccine attestation program when the COVID-19 community level is medium or high, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When the community level is medium or high, upon hire, all new employees must attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status, and those who are not fully vaccinated or who decline to report their status will undergo recurring COVID-19 testing. The Labâs COVID Recovery team will monitor the COVID-19 community status level on a weekly basis and will communicate that status.)
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program â¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University 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, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.