Senior Network Defense Engineer

Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI


Fort Huachuca

Secondary Location:


Telecommute Options:

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.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Analyzes, maps, protects, or discovers vulnerabilities, intrusions, and threats in various computer network systems
• Conducts computer and/or network security, target development, and understands all aspects of computer/network security to include firewall administration, encryption technologies, and network protocols
• Reports events or incidents that occur to mitigate immediate and potential network and host threats
• Perform Incident Response through analysis of malicious data-sets and publicly known exploits or vulnerabilities for the creation of custom detection and prevention methods. Perform log analysis and event correlation to identify anomalous traffic. Upon discovery of anomalous traffic, initiate incident response in accordance with the Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP).
• Perform computer forensics to assistance with internal investigations in accordance with DoD standards and industry best practices
• Provide cyber threat summaries, to include all incident response activities directly affecting CND or supporting activities.
• Monitor other service, DOD, and industry Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Alerts, Warnings and Advisories, and use information gathered to protect associated systems


Basic Qualifications:

• Active Top-Secret/SCI
• Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 3 years with PhD
• Cyber Security Service Provider Infrastructure Support (CSSP-IS) Certification
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE): Core Infrastructure, or equivalent
• Possess DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II Baseline Certification
• Must posses an active, OR have the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire date, an ITIL Foundations Certification



Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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