Junior SIEM Analyst

Information Technology Fort Meade, Maryland Ashburn, Virginia Annapolis Junction, Maryland


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT Roadmap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world. 
Our consultants solve our clients’ most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know. Only apply if you have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. We Work with the US Government as well as Fortune 500 clients, and our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.  
As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Junior Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Analyst to join our team of qualified individuals supporting a Government client located in Ft. Meade, MD. The candidate will need to have experience working with SIEM tools and analyzing their results to provide multiple services to our customer.

Job duties:

  • Operate, manage and maintain SIEM and Log Aggregation applications
  • Analyze the tool’s output to provide recommendations for external action, recommendations for application tuning, and other operational improvements
  • Configure the SIEM application to integrate with other applicable systems, to include generating fault and performance events when appropriate.
  • Work with CyberSecurity team to inform and help to mitigate cybersecurity events identified in the SIEM system
  • Continually monitor and optimize the usage and configuration of the Syslog servers to ensure that entries are directed to the appropriate systems.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis of system issues to minimize impact and future occurrences
  • Act as a technical resource throughout development and maintenance lifecycle
  • Other Duties as assigned

Desired Skills: 

  • Solid experience (at least 2 years) with Splunk, to include configuration and modification of system rules to aid in automated analysis of collected information
  • Experience with syslog, rSyslog, and SyslogNG
  • 2 Years experience utilizing CyberSecurity mitigation strategies and security incident response procedures.
  • Database knowledge (Oracle primarily, but general database concepts apply)
  • General OSS system knowledge is helpful, to include EMS systems, Network devices and concepts
  • Experience in customer service relations and problem solving
  • Experience with documentation templates and automated documentation
  • Previous DISA/DoD experience a plus

Education, Certification, and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Requires one of the following certifications for DoD 8570.01 compliance: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH
  • Previous SIEM and CyberSecurity experience is a strong plus

Security Clearance:

  • Active/current DoD Secret Clearance or higher
  • Investigation/Reinvestigation completed within the last 5 years

Work Location:

  • Annapolis Junction, MD, and/or Ashburn, VA
  • Some work will be done at Ft. Meade, MD

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.