Threat Analyst SME

Job Locations US-MD-Government Site
Requisition ID
Position Category
Data Analytics / Intelligence
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


This Cyber Threat Analyst position supports the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and participates as a team member performing threat analyses based on knowledge of cybersecurity and concepts supporting intelligence analysis requirements for all-source cyber analysis and reporting. Contributes to development of analytical threat models and provides functional guidance and direction to threat studies team in overall conduct of project(s). Leverages scanning tools (i.e., VirusTotal) to conduct suspicious file scanning; performing queries, pivoting on indicators, and malware analysis on characteristics (Message-Digest Algorithm 5 (MD5), Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA1), file size, file name, file paths, etc.). Work activities are performed under general guideline and direction. Supports team performing expert-level research and analysis of intelligence and related data support of threat studies. Provides advice, guidance and direction to threat studies team. Prepares, submits and presents reports and issue papers to customer representatives. Requires knowledge of advanced threat analysis technology in such areas as telecommunications, computer science, electronic warfare. Requires a detailed knowledge of Department of Defense and service level (Army, Navy, Air Force) intelligence communities, including collection methods and production resources and responsibilities. Requires skills and abilities in supervising the handling classified information. Requires strong knowledge of technology related to cybersecurity. Provides leadership, guidance, and direction to less-senior analysts. Uses Jira to to track analysis tasks and communicate status. Uses Columbo, the DAD, and Splunk to ingest, manage, and fuse multiple intelligence streams and perform analysis. Uses Goldrush as required in place of Jira. May leverage tools such as Looking Glass, Dark Cubed, etc. to obtain, fuse, and analyze cyber threat intelligence.



  • BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7 experience in cyber threat intelligence
  • Experience conducting in-depth research in classified and commercial databases and producing written products showing Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) pattern analysis 
  • Experience with SIEM technologies 
  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber adversaries and their techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) 
  • Knowledge of threat modeling and adversary tactics and techniques frameworks, including MITRE ATT&CK matrices, Cyber Kill Chain, STRIDE, or PASTA 
  • Experience with Department of Defense Cyber Operations 
  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance required 

Preferred Additional Skills 

  • Sec+, CISSP, GCTI or other relevant certification 
  • Cybersecurity consulting experience a plus 

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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