Security Analyst

  • Job Tracking ID: 83067-273797
  • Job Location: Herndon, VA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 25, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: June 11, 2018

Job Description:

Company Overview:

As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects. Our team is helping the world’s leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation.

The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at iDirect! Imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: The sky is truly the limit!

Job Description:


The Security Analyst, reporting directly to the CISO, is directly responsible delivering on the portfolio of security initiatives, leading annual penetration test and planning remediation, developing processes and procedures to maintain resiliency and availability for our systems and data, ensuring changes conform to security standards, and leading incident response activities. The Security Analyst will define, monitor, troubleshoot, and remediate security-related concerns on systems, applications and networking equipment. This position also monitors, analyzes and leads the planning activities to ensure adequate commissioning and decommissioning of all equipment on the iDirect network. An understanding of incidence response, incident handling and compensating physical, technical and administrative controls is required.


  • Monitor security systems reports and provide analysis and remediation for anomalous network and system activity; Provide metrics and show how those numbers are being driven down.
  • Create technically detailed reports based on attempted intrusions and events.
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise with tools and processes used in security incident detection and handling.
  • Recommend modifications to systems and software to ensure alignment with organizational risk tolerance.
  • Evaluate threats, vulnerabilities and risks while supporting real-time security monitoring operations.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures and make recommendations for security policy improvements.
  • Review all networkhardware, systems, software, and facilities security design during planning, implementation, testing, and maintenance.
  • Lead the planning, design and implementation of the preventive, detective and corrective controls to support monitoring, problem identification, data analysis, and resolution for security related incidents.
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise with Enterprise network monitoring and vulnerability management systems.
  • Effectively advise and collaborate with all team members (technical and non-technical) using excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage security awareness training and corporate compliance reviews for ISO27001 and ISO9001.
  • Manage and reduce vulnerabilities to be to an acceptable level of risk.
  • Direct and/or work with third party vendors for annual external assessments, security reviews and audits

Experience and Skills:


  • Major security certification is desirable
  • Experience with CI/CD, Test-driven development and continuous improvement is desirable
  • Experience with Agile and Lean is desirable
  • Cloud technology and architecture experience is desirable
  • Self-motivated with outstanding organization and attention to detail
    • Proven experience achieving measurable outcomes
    • Experience working with teams in different time zones and coordinating duties to coincide with global operation schedules
    • Working knowledge of Enterprise LAN/WAN network architecture, TCP/IP, protocols, and best practices
    • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years direct experience as a Security Analyst or Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years direct experience as a Network Engineer
    • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Must have the ability to work well as a collaborative team member to achieve team goals
    • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
    • Must be able to work with teams to solve problems

iDirect is an Equal Opportunity Employer