By Light Professional IT Services

  • Vulnerability Management Analyst (TS/SCI)

    Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    By Light is hiring a Vulnerability Management Analyst to join our team supporting a DOD customer. This position will support the analysis of software/hardware vulnerabilities and the impact those vulnerabilities will have to DOD systems. The Analyst will determine priority level for vulnerability fix actions and contribute to the mitigation strategies that can be implemented prior to the release of a vendor fix action. 


    By Light provides a broad range of hardware, software, engineering, and IT integration services. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we support defense, civilian, commercial, and health IT customers worldwide. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k), and profit sharing.


    • Establish communications with vendors for the release of newly identified vulnerabilities and to ensure they understand the specialized requirements of DOD information systems.
    • Leverage a specialized understanding of vendor products and fix actions to develop mitigations orders for the identified vulnerabilities.
    • Compile daily, weekly and annual vulnerability metrics associated with affected and non-affected DOD products. 
    • Utilize tracking tools to upload information for DOD component consumption and vulnerability compliance tracking.
    • Create situational awareness products to provide DOD components with detailed information related to vulnerabilities and appropriate mitigation strategies. 
    • Identify, analyze, and develop mitigation or remediation actions for system and network vulnerabilities.
    • Prioritize identified vulnerabilities based upon severity, potential operational impact, and other factors for DOD.
    • Conduct open source research to identify and analyze known and unknown vulnerabilities.
    • Analyze issues affecting DOD components with vendor provided fixes and contact the appropriate vendor for a defined and attainable solution.
    • Provide notification of potential threats by tracking vulnerabilities and exploits, propagation of worms and viruses as they migrate throughout DOD and globally.
    • Develop, document, and convey IAVM operational requirements to enhance capabilities to identify, track, and remediate system and network vulnerabilities as well as for a real-time patch management capability.
    • Monitor the progress of internal and external organizations to ensure IAVM operational requirements are fulfilled for Government review.


    • Understand the lifecycle of the network threats, attack vectors and methods of exploitation. 
    • Have specialized knowledge in computer network theory and understand IT standards, including the OSI model, and the methods of exploiting those standards.
    • Previous tools experience working with ArcSight, Splunk, PCAP, JIMS or equivalent toolsets.
    • Technical understanding in some of the following areas: network communication using TCP/IP protocols, basic system administration, basic understanding of malware (malware communication installation, or malware types), or intermediate knowledge of computer network defense operations (proxy, firewall, IDS/IPS, router/switch, or open source information collection)
    • Experience in an Operations Center providing Senior Leaders specified reports based on information received from supporting units.
    • Have working knowledge of threat and vulnerability analysis, routing protocols, routing, intrusion detection systems, intrusion protection systems, Domain Name Service, or network traffic analysis.
    • Critical/logical thinking skills
    • Experience working with the Intelligence Community and priority intelligence requirements
    • Advanced communications and presentations skills (verbal and written) enabling precise conveyance of information across all CC/S/A/FA with command and proper enunciation of the English language

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Currently possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+ or equivalent).
    • ITIL v3 Foundation certified.

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • Current TS/SCI security clearance and eligible for C/I Polygraph.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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