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Hours Full-time
Location Herndon, Virginia

About this job

The Sr Cybersecurity Analyst contributes to the success of our mission by finding, responding, and recovering from a wide range of cybersecurity attacks. This position requires direct communication with SNC senior leaders, and is a position of high trust within the organization. The Sr Cybersecurity Analyst will work with the Cybersecurity team to execute the strategic vision for the Security department, and they will assist in maturing a proactive threat hunting based on a proactive defense program.

As SNC's corporate team, we provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications.

The Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst provides a rapid response to any cyber threats against the organization. This person will work as part of a team of geographically dispersed analysts who support the analysis and investigations of cyber related incidents to include forensic level of data.

Job location is any SNC office (Herndon, VA, Englewood, CO, Sparks, NV, Dayton, OH, Dallas, TX, Hagerstown, MD to name a few).


  • Assist with sensitive investigations and be able to work with minimal supervision as needed.
  • Proactively review logs and other indicators to detect malicious activity.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Knowledge of various querying and programming languages such as KQL, SQL, PowerShell, and Python.
  • Be able to interpret malware analysis output to determine indicators.
  • Investigate and respond to cyber security incidents and implement forensic investigations.
  • Research and evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • A higher level degree may substitute for experience
  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Demonstrated experience supporting, troubleshooting, and administering a variety of networks, OSs, and applications.
  • Strong knowledge and experience administering a variety of current Microsoft platforms.
  • Expert knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques
  • Advanced understanding and familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.


  • SANS certifications (GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, or equivalent) • CISSP
  • Master’s Degree in Information Security • Knowledge of DoD, government contracting and/or public auditing, policies, standards, and procedures
  • Proven track record of maintaining the confidentiality of high-sensitivity projects and data.
  • Ability to perform critical incident response.
  • Incident Handling experience for Cloud environments to include Azure and AWS

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies.

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and .


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination.  Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.