Cyber Watch Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Mission


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.


Peraton is currently seeking to hire a Watch Analyst for its' Federal Strategic Cyber group in Arlington, VA. 


This position is part of DHS Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) 24/7 SCIF/Operations Center, which is the hub for staying on top of threats and emerging risks to our nation’s critical infrastructure. Through this operation center, the federal government coordinates situational awareness and response to protect national cyber and infrastructure security.


Location: Arlington, VA (on-site)


Position Description:

  • The Watch Analyst will gather information from multiple sources and varying levels of classification to provide accurate, timely, and actionable information to our government leadership, law enforcement, federal stakeholders, and partners.
  • Analysts must be detail-oriented and have strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data, synthesize information, and produce various levels of reports.
  • Provides initial triage and analysis of cyber, physical, and communication incidents to identify the severity of impact to critical infrastructure to determine the level of reporting or briefing required, coordinates incident operational data collection and analysis, and monitors the event through completion.
  • The candidate should be an experienced Operations/Intelligence/Cyber practitioner with the ability to work in a time-sensitive operational environment. Analysts must maintain strict adherence to security protocols and confidentiality requirements in handling sensitive information.
  • Analysts must be able to multitask, make quick decisions, and utilize critical thinking skills in an often fast paced and time sensitive environment.
  • Understand the operation of all communications, information technology, and software utilized to perform daily functions.
  • Monitors classified databases, the ticket management system, subscription-based alerting services, cable and local news, social media, and other open sources for threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure and global operations impacting national security.
  • Other services and support as needed or directed by the government client.
  • The candidate will work at a 24x7x365 Classified Operations and Watch Center.
    • Shift 1: M-F 0600 – 1400
    • Shifts are assigned based on the needs of the team and may include rotating assignments.
  • Shift 2: M-F 1400 – 2200
  • Shift 3: M-F 2200 – 0600
  • Shift 4: F/S/S 0600 – 1800
  • Shift 5: F/S/S 1800 – 0600





Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years related technical experience, with at least one (1) year of specialized operations center experience. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have broad expertise in research, analysis, and writing skills. 
  • Must be flexible and able to work within a 24x7x365 operations support environment. 
  • Experience with open-source analysis and alerting systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office automation solutions.
  • Must have experience/expertise in one or more critical infrastructure sectors (as defined by HSPD-7 and the NIPP), cyber and/or emergency management. 
  • Must have Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure, emergency management operations, and background knowledge of one (1) or more critical infrastructure sectors.
    • Must complete FEMA IS-100.c, IS-453, IS-520, IS-545.a, IS-551, IS-700.b, IS-800.d, IS-860.c and IS-1300 before first day on the contract.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active Top Secret security clearance required.
    • In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation for continued employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SharePoint, Remedy Service and Knowledge Management System, and ServiceNOW.
  • Has the ability to read technical cyber reporting, including IOCs and TTPs, and be able to extract the important information to provide clear and concise reporting for a non-technical audience.
  • Experience in drafting and publishing national level reporting.
  • Experience with email triage and requests for information (RFIs).
  • Experience as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst in a Joint Operations Center and/or Fusion Center.
  • Experience with cyber incident management and analysis.
  • Obtained Cyber certifications (i.e., CompTIA Security+)



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.




Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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