IBM Jr SOC Analyst in ROCKET CENTER, West Virginia

Job Description

IBM Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the high-reaching edge in the cognitive era.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

As a Jr SOC Analyst, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring and auditing client systems to ensure the protection of those systems, information resources, and data within

  • Monitoring, tracking, and analyzing networks/systems for potential security violations/anomalies and respond to all such incidents

  • Working with all teams to investigate potential security violations, respond, and report accordingly

  • Performing continuous monitoring duties such as vulnerability assessments, manual configuration reviews, and event analysis.

Relocation to the Rocket Center, West Virginia office (near LaVale, MD/Keyser, WV). United States Citizenship, and your ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance is a requirement.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Mentorship. 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, mentorship and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Career growth

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in you, our workforce, through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding your dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career dreams

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

Corporate citizenship

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in.



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Cyber security operations and maintenance environment – 1 Year

  • Security Event Log monitoring – 1 Year

  • Network/System traffic/event analysis –1 Year

  • Vulnerability Management – 1 Year

  • Vulnerability Scan Tools – 1 Year

  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Monitoring –1 Year

  • Analytical and Correlation Tools – 1 Year

  • STIG Validating – 1 Year

  • Security+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance or Above

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Understanding of firewalls and intrusion prevention/detection systems including the ability to demonstrate a mature understanding of networking best practices

  • Understanding of security compliance related to DoD, NIST, and related security and risk management regulations

  • Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • PERL, PHP, Python and/or other scripting languages

  • Experience with the following specific tools: Splunk, Cisco IPS, DLP, Nessus, IP360, AirTight Manager, Panorama (Palo Alto), CSAM, ePO, PulseSecure, SCCM Reports, Cylance, Service Now, Blue Coat, FireEye

  • Associates or BS degree in Cyber, Computer Science, or related field

  • DoD 8570 Compliant Security Certification such as Security+, CISSP or CISM.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.