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Cyber Security Analyst

Richardson TX


Parsons provides complex, solution-oriented services for the defense, intelligence, security, and smart cities markets. Our purpose is to Deliver a Better World. We do this with digitally-enabled defense, security and infrastructure solutions. These solutions respond to opportunities created by disruptive technology, expanding global population, urbanization, aging infrastructure and security challenges.


The Opportunity: 
Does the idea of defending computers and the information they contain excite you? Are you passionate about new technology and cyber security?  If you’re a proactive IT professional that enjoys the hunt for indicators of compromise and analyzing software for possible infections, then this role may be the perfect for you. 

Parsons Corporate Security is searching for a Cyber Security Analyst to support our DETECT Team in our Security Operations and Engineering team. In this role, the Cyber Security Analyst will work collaboratively to detect and respond to information security events and incidents, maintain and follow procedures for security event alerting, and participate in security investigations. The Cyber Security Analyst will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification and analysis of security events and incidents that occur on the network or endpoint. The Cyber Security Analyst should have familiarity with the principals of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principals such as defense in depth



  • Investigate all security alerts received while making use of all tools and log files possible to determine if the alert is a false positive, a security event, an actual attack, and/or a security incident.
  • Escalate any security incident to the RESPOND team while maintaining appropriate records of security monitoring and detection activities. 
  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify security issues for remediation. 
  • Creates, modifies, and updates Security Information Event Management (SIEM) rules.  
  • Recognizes potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises through reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.  
  • Evaluates/deconstructs malware (e.g. obfuscated code) through open-source and vendor provided tools. 
  • Communicates alerts to leadership regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.  
  • Prepares briefings and reports of analysis methodology and results.  
  • Creates and maintains standard operating procedures and other similar documentation.  
  • Consolidates and conducts comprehensive analysis of threat data obtained from classified, proprietary and open source resources to provide indication and warnings of impending attacks against networks.  
  • May attend meetings and conference calls as required. The Cyber Security Analyst will take notes as appropriate and report pertinent information to the rest of the SOC as appropriate  
  • Will perform other duties as assigned by management. Other duties can even include duties normally assigned to different teams, such as Cyber Threat Briefs, Work Instructions, etc.


4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum) and at least 2 - 5 years of progressive experience in security or similar IT infrastructure experience.  Additional experience may substitute for the degree. 




Security+ or other Security Certification desirable but not required.


  • US citizenship required. 

  • Exposure in cyber security is desirable.  

  • Knowledge of IT security standards and procedures.  

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and traffic analysis 

  • Working knowledge of IDS/IPS system and Antivirus Endpoint Solutions  

  • Foundational knowledge of malware analysis/reverse engineering concepts 

  • Understanding of attacker methodology and penetration testing concepts 

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to de-construct problems (hunting anomalous pattern detection)  

  • Communications skills to effectively summarize and present findings

  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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