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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Analyst, Early Career in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308312

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Cyber Security

Job Description

The Cyber Security Analyst designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks. Conducts risk assessments of information security governance, compliance, risk processes, measurements, and metrics. Defines information security controls to lower risk. Integrates new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration and testing issues.

PNNL is seeking to hire a dynamic individual with strong credentials in computer science/mathematics and cyber security of information technology (IT) or operational technology (OT systems. This position requires the incumbent to have both an understanding of fundamental computer science and cyber security principles and hands on ability to conduct assessments, testing, and development. The analyst produces and/or integrates solutions driven by network security and cryptographic system analysis, reverse engineering, malicious software analysis, threat profiling and risk assessment, including penetration testing and security auditing.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will conduct assessments and develop solutions for cyber security problems for IT or OT systems. They will collaborate, assess and recommend defensive controls and next generation defensive technologies by applying, leveraging and influencing industry best practices. The Cyber Security Analyst will possess unique knowledge of the cyber security space, applying security principles and understand the application of risk mitigation strategies. Activities may consist of:

  • Applying reverse engineering analysis technologies (e.g. IDA pro, OllyDbg)

  • Network design development assessment

  • Assessment documentation and report creation

  • Scripting and code development to meet project needs

  • Performing security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, and vulnerability testing and scanning.

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks.

Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree should be in Computer Science or related field, Electrical Engineering, or Cyber Security

  • Experience with C++, Python/Ruby, and PowerShell

  • Knowledge of network security and networking protocols with IT and OT

  • Experience with common penetration testing tools and frameworks such as Metasploit, Cobalt Strike, and Burp Suite

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems

  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables

  • Ability to work with compressed timelines and deliver quality results

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Keywords: GHC, Grace Hopper Conference, TAPIA

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Opening Date: 2019-08-13

Closing Date: 2019-08-26