Sr Cyber Threat Hunt Researcher

Cyber Security
Top Secret



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Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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.


Peraton is seeking a to hire an experienced Senior Cyber Threat Hunt Researcher to become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program to provide leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. 


Location: Beltsville, MD and Rosslyn, VAIdeally, looking for someone that is able to support a hybrid and flexible schedule, in the event of significant cyber incident a continuous on site presence will be required.  


 In this role, you will:  


  • Provide static and dynamic malware analysis support in a 24x7x365 environment.
  • Contribute to Shift Change Document.
  • Conduct advance analysis and recommend remediation steps for cybersecurity events and incidents.
  • Publish after-action reports, cyber defense techniques, guidance, and incident reports.
  • Respond to and assist with the resolution of any suspected or successful cybersecurity breach or violation.
  • Share knowledge and intelligence gained from cybersecurity events with stakeholders.
  • Assist with training junior level analysts.
  • Perform analysis of network and host logs.
  • Perform network searches, artifact collection and timeline analysis using a variety of EDR tools.





  • Bachelors degree and 9 years of relevant experience; another 4 years relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • At least ONE of the following certifications: 
    • CASP+ CE; CCNA Cyber Ops; CCNA-Security; CCNP Security; CEH; CFR; CHFI; CISA; CISSP (or Associate); CISSP-ISSAP; CISSP-ISSEP; CySA+; GCED; GCFA; GCIH; SCYBER; Security + CE
  • Ability to resolve highly complex malware and intrusion issues using computer host analysis, forensics, and reverse engineering.
  • Ability to recommend sound counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications which exploit customer communication systems.
  • Has knowledge in development of policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the entire computer network.
  • Experience with Debuggers, Disassemblers, Unpacking Tools, and Binary analysis tools.
  • Experience with static and dynamic malware analysis tools and techniques.
  • Ability to identify remediation steps for cybersecurity events.
  • Experience with Splunk and EDR tools such as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE), Tanium.
  • Ability to analyze a variety of Operating System log types.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active Secret security clearance and be able to obtain a final Top Secret security clearance. 




  • Understanding of Security Operations Center processes and workings.
  • Basic knowledge of host and network forensic analysis.
  • Knowledge of IOCs and APT threat actors.
  • Experience with ServiceNow Ticketing Software.

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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