Intelligence Specialist III

Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Fort Meade

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No remote/telework allowed
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


This is an exciting new program and our Intelligence Analysts will have the opportunity to:


  • Focuses on how intelligence is collected rather than on the foreign intelligence issue itself.
  • Evaluates which systems produce the most valuable and relevant information and identifies collection gaps.
  • Documents the government or military's intelligence information needs and collection methods and communicates them to other intelligence collector organizations.
  • Advises senior decision makers on the application of assets, technical solutions, formulation of intelligence policy, and allocation of resources to affect the collection against the nation's foreign intelligence requirements.
  • Provides support in areas such as Human Source Intelligence (HUMINT), Counterintelligence Criminal Analysis, and Open-Source Intelligence, including collection management, analysis, and tasking.
  • Applies expertise in counter terrorism, subversion, sabotage, and espionage threats posed by various entities within the area of operations; as well as familiarity with threat analysis, operations, and related systems, such as the Migration Defense Intelligence Threat Data System (MDITDS), Intelligence Information Report (IIR) production, Virtual Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Analysis and Processing System (VCHAPS).
  • In carrying out these tasks, drafts memoranda and reports, works with sophisticated databases and computer systems, and participates in diverse committees and working groups.

Basic Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI with polygraph
  • 2 years of experience as an instructor in threat analysis or 3 years of experience in a leadership position, with 4 or more direct reports, in an organization such as a Security Operations Center, a Cyber Emergency Response
    Team, a Cyber Protection Team/Blue Team or a Red Team/Cyber Mission Team
  • Demonstrated experience training and developing subordinates on foundational areas such as network and host analysis, JQR, Mission qualification, and KSA’s related to their assigned work role
  • Individual should meet DODM 8570.01 IAT Level III position requirement


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university and 6 years of experience in the degree fields OR
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA) Certification or GIAC, Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) Certification with 10 years of experience in both Host analysis and
    Network analysis OR
  • 12 years of experience as a Threat Analyst with experience in both Host analysis and Network analysis OR
  • 12 years of experience in Offensive Cyber Operations as an Interactive Operator on-Network (ION) or Exploitation Analyst (EA)


Demonstrated Experience:

  • Correlation of data from multiple sources, including host, network, user, and intelligence reports to uncover threats
  • Collection, aggregation, and interpretation of log data from various sources
  • Configuration, management, and optimization of Network Intrusion Detection Systems and Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems to include fine-tuning security rule sets for tools such as Suricata, Snort, Yara, and Sigma
  • Deep packet inspection and identification of malicious traffic using packet analysis tools, such as Wireshark or Network Miner
  • Threat hunting to identify advanced persistent threats and zero-day vulnerabilities using various threat hunting methodologies
  • Provide input into DCO mission products such as pre-mission planning briefs, situation reports, post mission documentation, after action reports and lessons learned at the conclusion of events such as operations, exercises, and training
  • Integration and management of SIEM and SOAR platforms, such as Elastic, Splunk, Sentinel, and other open-source or government provided solutions


Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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