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Security Analyst

SemanticBits · May 1st 2020

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SemanticBits is looking for a Security Analyst to keep our business, users, and data safe by assuring the security of our applications and platforms. This position requires collaboration within the security team and our delivery teams to ensure compliance with security requirements. This role is heavily focused on compliance, policy, and documentation and will support security engineers with system hardening and penetration testing. The ideal candidate will have experience with either Federal Government Security Control Assessment (SCA) or the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standard.


  • Document System Security Plan and Contingency Plans for related projects

  • Responsible for documenting and evaluating security policies

  • Ensure security systems are up to date and create documentation and planning for all security-related information; including incident response and disaster recovery plans

  • Review policies and procedures for compliance with applicable standards and identify areas of improvement for finding remediation

  • Interact with senior level management, including the ISSO

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Assurance, Network Security Computer Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • CISSP certification

  • At least 5 years of experience in the following;

  1. NIST 800-53 security controls

  2. Penetration Testing

  3. System Hardening (blue team)

  4. Programming/Scripting (java, node, python, etc)

  5. Incident Response

  • Strong knowledge of and ability to perform the below tests:
  1. Penetration testing

  2. Static Analysis/Static Application Security Testing

  3. Vulnerability Assessment/Scanning

  4. Dynamic Analysis/Dynamic Application Security Test (DAST)

  5. Malicious Software Analysis

  • Strong foundation in one or more of the following:
  1. Data management security

  2. Authentication

  3. Applied cryptography

  4. Linux security

  5. Network & Cloud security

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux platforms

  • Advanced knowledge of application mobile security tools

  • Strong technical acumen securing software and hardware

  • Understanding of software development and working experience with any one of the higher level programming languages or scripting

  • Familiarity and experience with security technologies such as security engineering, security architecture, cryptography, data security, risk management, identity and access management, communication and network security, security assessment and testing, software development security, security operations

  • Familiarity and experience with popular open source security projects such as OWASP ZAP and Snort

  • Thorough understanding of issues documents in the OWASP Top Ten and CWE Top 25

  • Demonstrated ability to exploit and mitigate application-level vulnerabilities

  • Strong understanding of cryptography as applied to web application security (encryption, hashing, PKI management), including analysis and implementation

  • Experience using Linux/Unix at the command line for tasks related to web application development and deployment (DevOps)

  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice To Have:

  • Strong engineering background

  • Application architecture experience

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.

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