Cyber Security Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Seeking a penetration tester for an Intelligence Community (IC) customer mission system. The successful candidate will perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing following the customer’s prescribed scope statement with authorities derived from the customer’s Enterprise cyber security organization. The ideal candidate must display familiarity with Windows and Linux Mobile operating systems and be able to conduct network and security vulnerability analysis. Specifically, the candidate will analyze mission systems to help assess vulnerability to compromise from adversaries. The successful candidate must have prior experience with scope defined penetration testing using mainly open source tools. 

  • Penetrate desktops, servers, applications, operating systems, and security systems to gain root/admin access 
  • Provide black-box penetration testing utilizing tools and techniques to conduct cybersecurity evaluations for highly specialized network communication systems 
  • Modify open source exploits to bypass/evade antivirus, firewalls, hardened systems, and IDS/IPS systems 
  • Modify computer/system/network attacks, exploits, and Metasploit modules to create variations that evade detection 
  • Perform reconnaissance, privilege escalation persistence, lateral movement, and payload generation for multiple targets 
  • Hide digital artifacts and communications to evade antivirus, firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, Wireshark, and tcpdump 
  • Work independently to analyze, research, and solve technical problems 
  • Leverage existing business processes and document new repeatable business processes and procedures where necessary 
  • Research external information on cybersecurity events, incidents, threats, and technical vulnerabilities 


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Forensics 
  • Demonstrated 6 years experience in three or more specific areas to include: analysis, network engineering, networking security, technical collection, penetration testing, red teaming, hardware engineering, software reverse engineering, and computer exploitation. 
  • Proven proficiency with at least three (3) or more of the following: mobile security, telecom protocols, operating systems (Windows, iOS, Android, or Linux), software reverse engineering, forensics, network analysis, vulnerability assessment or malware forensics. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of software development and some demonstrated proficiency in scripting and/or programming languages and database development 
  • Proven ability to research and analyze data from a variety of sources and to present findings in clear and concise written reports  
  • Experience with Kali Linux and Metasploit tools 
  • Experience with programming/scripting: Python, Powershell, Ruby, C, JavaScript, etc 



  • MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Forensics, Network Security, or equivalent technical experience 
  • 4 years of exploit development, computer/network security, or network traffic analysis using analytical tools 
  • Expert knowledge of networking components/devices and various OS/applications in Linux and Windows environments 
  • At least one of the following certifications: CISSP, OSCP, CEH, CEPT, GPEN, EnCE, GASF, GSFE, or BLCE

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Salary Range

Salary Minimum: $72,500
Salary Mid: $145,000
Salary Maximum: $181,300

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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