Are you an exceptional Security Analyst or Engineer who likes working on truly challenging problems? Are you passionate about being on the cutting edge of security technology? Do you dream of having mountains of data and telemetry at your fingertips to search for threats and protect the next generation high speed network? Do you love sharing your accomplishments and giving back to the community? If so, consider joining the Security Group (SEC) for Berkeley Lab's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely-regarded as a technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in the world.
We're a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.
What You Will Do:
Integrate knowledge of network protocols, services, threats, vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, hardware capabilities, and other information to build a security environment that reduces and mitigates risk while allowing ESnet's open science mission to succeed.
Serve as a core member of ESnet's Security Group performing varying security duties including threat awareness, proactive network traffic analysis, development/management of security services, incident response, and resolution of security incidents.
Analyze logs, alerts and diverse data sets to search for threats both in the data center and on the WAN.
Successfully lead projects, gather broad stakeholder input, define needs, find solutions, and communicate progress regularly.
Promote a strong security culture through technical security consulting with other ESnet staff.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or a Master's degree and 6 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), signature development, or network/packet level examination using tools such as tcpdump or wireshark.
Project leadership experience, specifically in gathering requirements, developing technical project scope, finding solutions, and reporting progress and challenges.
Strong understanding of TCP/IP networks, at multiple layers.
Competency with Linux or BSD, including scripting and/or automation with tools such as python and ansible.
Exceptional analysis and troubleshooting skills.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, capable of communicating via multiple mediums and to various audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team with patience and fortitude.
Demonstrated experience in system administration and/or network administration (design, implementation, and maintenance) and the ability to apply that experience to security system architecture and design.
Enjoys threat hunting and has a curiosity to dig into logs and/or SIEM tools.
Demonstrated experience and a desire to write technical documentation.
Enjoys DevOps and has experience building or using CI/CD pipelines.
Experience using "Big Data" tools for security analysis and has a data science mindset.
Demonstrated experience working with federal security policies/guidelines and mapping to technical solutions.
Experience hardening container deployments (e.g., via Kubernetes) or cloud infrastructure; familiarity with security tools for containers and the cloud.
For full consideration, please apply by December 14, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position has the option of working remotely, but limited to individuals residing in the United States.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91523
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.