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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Analyst in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309009

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Operations & Analysis

Job Description

  • Provide oversight on security operations for PNNL-developed technologies, while staying abreast of world-wide events that are indicators of developing trends for situational awareness

  • Conduct technical analysis related to various subject matters in support of national defense including cyber, operational information, geopolitics, world events, etc. primarily in the areas of threat assessment, situational awareness, and internet characterizations. Perform data fusion from disparate data sets, and data analysis using advanced tools (such as data visualization, data management, link and node, OLAP, etc.). Team with technical peers to produce high quality technical products as defined. These products/tasks will include analysis of disparate sources of information on various subject matters, providing Internet characterizations and situational awareness to project clients; products include reports, briefings, demonstrations, and presentations for both policy and technical audiences

  • Provide complete picture of PNNL project tools, capabilities, and nuances to both technical and non-technical audiences, maintaining proficiency in current and emerging analytical software products to conduct analysis that enhances the analytic workflow – includes but is not limited to the PNNL-developed visualization tools suite

  • Support U.S. government and contractor intelligence analysts in development of all-source intelligence products that convey detailed assessments and projections of threats to U.S. Government assets

  • Coordinate business development through requirements definition, procurement, setup and operation of unique data analysis centers for various government clients in support of the Intelligence Community (IC). Interface with senior technical levels of the U.S. government (intelligence agencies, military commands and National Laboratories), manage tasks, mentor junior technical staff, and provide direction to administrative and support staff

  • Must be able to manage tasks and mentor junior technical staff within the project and provide direction to administrative and support staff

  • Must be able to comfortably interface with peers, high level government officials, and other government and military analysts alike, providing technical and programmatic insight at a moment’s notice. Work location is in off-site sponsor spaces and requires daily contact with federal employees and other contractors

  • Must be self-confident, able to relate concepts with conviction and humor, be open and approachable, and an engagingly good listener

  • Must be able to receive overall programmatic direction and maintain professional demeanor – be responsible, self-motivated, and autonomous

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5-8 years of technical experience in a national security related field or an advanced technical degree plus 3-6 years of experience. Advanced Degree preferred.

  • Must have experience providing briefings in front of users and/or high-level officials.

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in one or more of the following:

  • Build real-world situational awareness from cyber technical data

  • Intelligence Analysis, Data Fusion Methodologies, and Data Visualization Techniques

  • Analytic workflow

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in and support operations in a classified environment

  • Foreign language skills desired

  • Preferred former military analyst experience

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.

Additional information:

** No dual citizenship, and have no foreign national immediate family members

** Work location will be primarily the Washington D.C. area, with travel determined by project need

** This position may require exposure to content which may be considered abnormal or graphic in nature

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Operations and Analysis

Opening Date: 2019-02-27

Closing Date: 2019-05-28