Entry Level Security Operations Specialist

WMC Global - Fairfax, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkills
Job Description:POSITION OVERVIEW:
Our Threat Operations team is leading the charge in
mobile threat intelligence and threat takedown and
bringing its collections and investigative techniques to
safeguard the mobile messaging ecosystem. To prevent
consumer harm, our team specializes in identifying the
sources and methods of digital threats, shutting down
related in-market threat delivery mechanisms, and
creating barriers to entry for threat propagation. Our
Entry Level Security Operations Specialist focuses on
campaign identification and takedown of digital attacks
targeting major telecommunications providers, banks, and
brands—in addition to their customers—within the United
States and abroad.
As a Security Operations Specialist, you’ll become part
of a passionate, team-oriented environment, helping
support our threat mitigation work through forensic
investigation, analysis, and enforcement, as well as
identify and collaborate on new tools and techniques to
enhance our open-source intelligence (OSINT)
capabilities.
Please note that this position is for a role in
nongovernment-related, open-source digital threat
intelligence. As such, you will be unable to maintain a
security clearance in this role.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Monitor text message campaigns to identify high-risk
customer experiences (i.e., phishing, malware,
counterfeit offers, scams, and predatory or
deceptive offers)
  • Identify trends and patterns to track threat actors
and evolving risks
  • Apply detail-oriented analysis to investigations,
tying together seemingly disparate threat actors,
properties, and campaigns
  • Investigate promoted businesses and schemes to
identify individuals responsible for high-risk
threats
  • Work with industry technology and content providers
to help clients secure themselves against threats
  • Gather and record key indicators and information
about the threat infrastructure of live campaigns
  • Identify trends and attack patterns to track
campaign changes, evolving risks, and emerging
threats
  • Collaborate across teams to achieve company-wide
goals

ANCILLARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Conduct in-depth OSINT investigations to map
associated digital properties and business schemes
  • Identify and recommend new investigative tools,
resources, and processes to better track threat
actors’ activities
  • Work with internal developers to adapt products and
data acquisition techniques to address evolving
market issues and client needs
  • Establish and apply internal standards consistently
to accommodate new information

JOB COMPETENCIES/SKILL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Attention to detail and excellent memory
  • Honed critical thinking skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to consistently meet established deadlines
  • Excellent listening skills and written and oral
communication skills
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft applications
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Inquisitive, an investigative mindset
  • Comfort with information exchange, asking questions,
and seeking feedback and constructive criticism
  • Ability to think on his or her feet and thrive in a
fast-paced team environment
  • Positive attitude and spirit of cooperation
  • Strong sense of responsibility and personal
integrity
  • Ability to maintain focus working on repetitive
tasks

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (greater preference in
an analytical field of study)
  • One or more security certification is a plus
  • Experience: 1-3 years in a related position, may
substitute experience with increased educational
training and certifications
  • 3+ years’ experience using digital services and
technologies (mobile device, Android operating
systems. iOS, etc.)
  • 2+ years of knowledge of OSINT research tools,
techniques, and best practices
  • 1+ years' experience in a customer service role
  • 1+ years’ experience using data visualization tools
(greater preference of Splunk and Tableau knowledge)
  • Experience with programming languages is a plus