Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Junior

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4190
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Junior to join our rapidly growing team! Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about it's employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


Key Responsibilities: Process, analyze and research on latest and emerging cyber threats to provide actionable threat intelligence that includes adversary indicators of compromise (IOCs), technique, tactics, and procedures (TTPs), behaviors, exploited vulnerabilities, and trends to help defend the client agency. Work independently with guidance, and/or with other teammates, to write succinct briefings, presentations, and reports to convey analysis, threat trends, threat actor profiles, indicator bulletins, vulnerability details, and defensive strategies.


This position allows for 100% remote work.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients.  Additionally,  in alignment to the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in cyber threat intelligence, intelligence analysis, or data science and analysis
  • Experience with collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders to gather data, intelligence, analyze, vet, and enrich the intelligence, create joint reports, and share with relevant entities
  • Experience with Threat Intel Platforms (TIP) such as MISP or other threat data repositories
  • Knowledge of cyber threats, open-source research, and nation state actors
  • Write succinct briefings, presentations, and reports to convey analysis, threat trends, threat actor profiles, indicator bulletins, vulnerability details and defensive strategies
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Assurance, Engineering, Business, or other related discipline is preferred. Equivalent years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  • Successfully complete Federal government Public Trust review process

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting Security/Cyber Fusion Center (SFC/CFC), Security Operations Center (SOC) operations
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, cyber threat and/or analysis center, promptly responding to critical mission needs as needed
  • Knowledge of threat intelligence research and data enrichment including performing WhoIs/DNS lookups and querying existing threat repositories and new sources for additional data correlation
  • Ability to adopt adversary perspective analyzing targeted cyberspace to predict adversary courses of action in support of tactical to operational planning efforts
  • Knowledge of current and emerging cyber adversaries and their TTPs
  • Knowledge of threat modeling and adversary tactics and techniques frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK matrices, Cyber Kill Chain, STRIDE, PASTA, etc.
  • Current cybersecurity certification in one or more of the following GCTI, GSEC, SEC+, CEH

About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide.  We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination on or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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