Leidos Cyber Metrics Lead/Data Scientist in Ashburn, Virginia
The Leidos Intelligence Division is seeking a Metrics lead to support a mission critical contract. The Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) Metrics Lead will work with the customer to ensure that effective, measurable cybersecurity metrics are collected, analyzed, presented both formally and informally, and continuously improved upon. The candidate will be responsible for implementing the NOSC metrics program to ensure the metrics collected are impactful and assist in driving sound management decisions. It is preferred that the candidate has a strong background in Cybersecurity Analyst work supporting 24X7 operations with experience in data security technologies, incident response, forensics, and digital media analysis and process improvement.
The candidate should be familiar with the Cyber Kill Chain methodology and how to correctly measure its effectiveness.The metrics lead should be a forward thinker and bring innovation to help the customer streamlines processes and delivery of metrics to stakeholders.
Propose NOSC metrics to track performance, identify issues, and help inform our customer to make decisions.
Identify, obtain and normalize data for presentation to the customer to assist customer decision-making
Maintain awareness of emerging analytics and big-data technologies
Develop and use advanced statistical concepts, algorithms, querying, and automated processes to clean, model, integrate, and evaluate complex datasets and business problems for practical application.
Develop information tools, algorithms, dashboards, and queries to monitor and improve cyber operations performance
Develop NOSC metrics which capture effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment
Develop impact metrics demonstrating the maturity of enterprise SOCs and/or to identify gaps.
Develop a metrics scorecard to display the level of effectiveness of enterprise SOCs.
Build dashboards using the NOSC infrastructure to support on-demand metrics representation.
Track metrics initiatives and related work for program PMO
Report metrics and project progress in customer and/or regular PMO meetings
Manage and/or assist with PMO projects
BS or higher in IT-related field, Business Analysis/Intelligence, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Economics and 8+ years’ experience in relevant work experience developing and managing metrics for a large organization, or a Master’s degree and 6+ years of relevant work experience. Senior-level security certification is required, e.g. CISSP, GCIH, Tableau Desktop Certified Associate, Tableau Desktop Certified Professional, etc.
Candidates should also demonstrate the following:
Ability to design and develop methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze structured, unstructured, diverse and/or large data sets from disparate sources
Familiarity with the principals of related disciplines such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, predictive modeling, statistical analysis, and hypothesis testing
Experience in gathering requirements from customers
Experience designing and producing metrics, KPIs, and data visualizations for a medium or large organization
Experience creating interactive metrics dashboards using Power BI, Tableau, or other data visualization tools
Experience generating reports, charts, and graphs for presenting and explaining metrics information and analysis
Experience with maintaining; integrating; preparing; and extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) complex and/or large datasets for analysis.
Ability to identify meaningful insights from all types of measures, metrics, KPIs, etc., and interpret and communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels
Strategic vision and analytical thinking
Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
Familiarity with standard project management methodologies, e.g. PMI, Agile
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
Exceptional interpersonal skills and written communication skills to frequently interact with all levels of the organization, including senior NOSC federal leadership
Excellent analytical ability to quickly gather facts, perform root cause analysis, and draw conclusions in collaboration with other team members
Ability to work cross functionally among IT, PMO, and the business
Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and fluid environment
In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security NOSC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.
Familiarity with tools such as Splunk and its dashboard capabilities
Familiarity with Cyber Kill Chain/Intrusion Defensive Chain/MITRE ATT&CK methodologies
Experience in a NOSC, NOC, or SOC environment
Familiar with programming languages such as Python, SQL, etc.
Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.