Security Operations Center (SOC) Lead

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Project and Program Management
Public Trust
Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton is seeking a Security Operations Center (SOC) Lead to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will support the United States Secret Service (USSS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) in maintaining its information technology (IT) enterprise.  The candidate will be part of a team that supports the USSS’s protective and investigative missions. 


Day to Day Work Responsibilities: 

  • Managing SOC staff to perform monitoring, threat hunting, analysis, resolution, and reporting of security incidents and vulnerabilities across all USSS IT Infrastructure systems and applications and quickly escalate issues based on impact.
  • Lead role managing major data center or IT Security Operations Center supporting a broad range of IT capabilities.
  • Use IT tools to monitor security incidents and vulnerabilities.
  • Perform threat hunting across complex IT architectures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities that include data, systems, infrastructure, analytic expertise, and mission readiness service.
  • Knowledge and understanding techniques and procedures for implementing the requirements of the DHS Information Security Program in accordance with DHS 4300A Sensitive Systems Handbook for sensitive systems and systems that process sensitive information.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10-12 years’ experience or Master's degree and 8-10 years experience or a high school diploma/equivalent and 14 years relevant experience. 
  • U.S. Citizenship and must have the ability to obtain a DHS Entrance on Duty (EOD) clearance.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate experience working independently to resolve complex issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the USSS mission and organization.

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.

Target Salary Range

$104,000 - $166,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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