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TS/SCI Cyber Threat Hunter x 2
Dulles, Virginia
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on February 25, 2020
Job Id #36364 Posted June 7, 2019

Active TS/SCI clearance required

We have an immediate opening for a Cyber Threat Hunter to support the customer team. The ideal candidate for this job will be an experienced information security practitioner who is goal-oriented and strives to exceed expectations.

Job Description 

•    Proactively drive hunting and analysis against the dataset available
•    Leverage internal and external resources to research threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence on various attackers and attack infrastructure
•    Use Big Data Analytics platform to identify threats, determine root cause, scope, and severity of each and compile/report findings into a finished analytical product.
•    Recommend system tuning/customization and data collection improvements to client
•    Work with our Threat Intelligence and Malware solutions to identify threats, develop or recommend countermeasures, and perform advanced network and host analysis in the event of a compromise
•    Work with the team to improve and expand the toolset
•    Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture


•    Demonstrated to advanced operational experience as a Cyber Threat Hunter
•    Demonstrated to advanced experience with computer networking and operating systems
•    Demonstrated to advanced experience of current threats, vulnerabilities, and attack trends
•    Critical thinking and problem solving skills
•    Demonstrated to advanced experience working directly with customers to transfer Threat Hunting knowledge
•    Possess good time management and written and oral communications skills
•    Experience with some/all of: Hadoop, Apache NiFi, Kafka, Storm, Metron, Spark, Ambari, Kibana/Zeppelin, ThreatQ, FireEye Malware analysis
•    Familiarity with: Netflow data, DNS logs, Proxy Logs


•    Security+, Network+, A+, GSEC, GIAC, CISSP, Metron User


•    Minimum 6 Years, with a B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics or 4 years with MS/MA in Engineering, Science or Mathematics or 2 years with PhD in Engineering,

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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