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Parsons Corporation SOC Security Analyst in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

SOC Security Analyst- Colorado Springs, CO

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night will prevent you from getting the job done

You have a rare and valuable quality: persistence. You do whatever it takes to get the job done, including exercising admirable patience, putting in the time, and adopting Plan B or Plan C if Plan A isn't working. Our organization will value and reward your determination. Don't give up until we get in touch!


The Security Analyst performs in-depth analysis for preventative Cyber Security measures. This position requires knowledge and experience in areas including security threats and tools, attack methodologies, operating systems, networking, and vulnerability management. You will determine and pursues course of action necessary to obtain desired results and makes recommendations and changes to departmental policies and procedures. The focus for the Security Analyst is the corporate network but may also contribute to the cyber security of classified environments.

  • First line of defense to ensure attackers are stopped at the door

  • Protect enterprise information, intellectual assets and business operations from accidental or intentional disruption, disclosure or destruction

  • Conceptualizes, designs, and/or builds secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development per reference architectures, configuration standards, compliance requirements and cybersecurity best practices.

  • Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.

  • Manages the collection and analysis of information from various application, endpoint and network sources to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation

  • Conducts assessments of threats and vulnerabilities; determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy; assesses the level of risk; and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and nonoperational situations.

  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies and procedures that affect cybersecurity operations and ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations (e.g. NERC CIP, Sarbanes Oxley).

  • Threat Hunt possible vulnerabilities through reading various blogs and available Vulnerability Management Scanning tools

  • Working knowledge of drive encryption and trouble shooting

  • Participating in Red Team/Penetration testing exercises to explore possible gaps in infrastructure

  • Ability to understand hacker methodology and anticipate attack vectors

  • Identify tool gaps to improve detection/prevention activities

  • Auditing security posture from both a physical (proper tools deployed and up to date) and policy standpoint.

It's 'all for one and one for all' in our organization

Supportive team effort is the way to go. Our inclusive workplace demonstrates that when you support each other, there are fewer errors, issues are resolved with comradely communication, and work is shared when necessary to get the job done. It's a wonderful arrangement, and every member of our diverse staff feels the strength of this unity. We include, respect, and look to promote every deserving individual. If you can give and receive support, you'll find a like-minded group with us.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, or another closely-related IT discipline.

  • At least 3 years' experience in cyber security analysis or incident response in a Security Operations Center environment

  • Familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01B, and with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host-based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages. Host based forensics and malware analysis experience desirable

  • Familiarity with organization and operations of a SOC environment


The following certification is required:

  • CompTIA Security One of the following certifications is desired:

  • AWS CCP: Certified Cloud Practitioner

  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker

  • GIAC: Certified Intrusion Analyst

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


  • Good interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications and briefing skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and network protocols.

  • Experience using real-time network monitoring using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

  • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth)

  • Knowledge of application vulnerabilities.

  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities

  • Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack's relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.

  • Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.

  • Skill in the use of penetration testing tools and techniques.

  • Skill in using network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities

  • Skill in conducting application vulnerability assessments.

  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain a government security clearance

We foster great, team-spirited collaborations

Our organization is truly a diverse community that's open for everyone to participate in making a difference. If you want your insights and ideas to be heard and possibly enacted for your advancement and ours, you'll feel at home here. We value diversity in all its forms, and so here, you will find no limits to your professional growth. We welcome you into the process of exchanging ideas with work that is both stimulating and profitable.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today. With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain-land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , and LinkedIn .

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $100,000.00.Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.