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Incident Response Analyst

Requisition ID:  215450


Are you passionate about information security and eager to jump start your career?  Do you download security tools and figure them out in your spare time?  Are you curious about reverse engineering and hunting for attacker activity?  If so, then we have the perfect position for you. We are building the next generation computer Security Operations Center (SOC) for our global enterprise, and you can be a critical part of this creative, fast-paced, and exciting team. We are seeking information security specialists who have expertise in network security monitoring and incident response.


The ideal candidates will have an open mind, bring a fresh perspective to the SOC team and be passionate about protecting, defending and responding to information security related events.


Why Bechtel SOC?

  • Use of bleeding edge tools, and analysis techniques
  • Opportunity to work with some of the best-in-the-industry Incident Response personnel
  • Great learning environment; continued learning is encouraged and supported


As an Incident Response Analyst you will assist the team responsible for situational security awareness by pulling together information from a variety of systems and normalizing and correlating the information. The team provides real-time (or near real-time) detection and reaction services for information security incidents within the Bechtel enterprise.


Must be a US Citizen.


Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide detection and response to security events and incidents within the Bechtel Enterprise Network
  • Thorough investigation of security alerts generated by our detection mechanisms (IDS, user reported, custom alerts, etc.)
  • Utilize industry standard network and host forensic tools in order to fully understand the scope of an incident
  • Work the full ticket lifecycle; handle every step of the alert, from detection to remediation
  • Handle user reported cases of potential phishing, and spear phishing campaigns
  • Research, and analyze wide variety of commodity and APT based malware and techniques
  • Search our existing infrastructure for signs of malware, and malicious events not detected by our existing security controls
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain SOC policies, processes and procedures


Incident Response Analysts will be working with enterprise forensic capable systems, log analysis systems, and network collection systems to facilitate response to incidents on a global scale. You will work with industry respected malware, network and Incident Response analysts to coordinate a best in class response to computer related incidents.


Shift hours:  Sunday through Wednesday, 10:00 pm PDT to 8:30 am PDT


Basic Qualifications:

Skill Level 1:

  • At least 3 months of experience with at least two of the following:
    • Network traffic tools, techniques and analysis
    • Host forensics tools, techniques and analysis
    • Malware reverse engineering tools, techniques and analysis
    • IDS & IPS technologies, both signature and behavior based
    • Windows event log analysis


Skill Level 2:

  • At least one year of Scripting/Coding experience in Python, C, or JavaScript
  • At least one year of experience of Host Forensics, Malware Reverse Engineering, or Network Forensics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related degree

Required Skills:

  • Passion for all things Information Technology and Information Security
  • Natural curiosity and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Strong analytical, documentation, and communication skills
  • Experience with trouble ticketing and change management tools
  • Must be able to computer


Preferred Skills:

  • SANS Certifications, ideally GCIH, GCFE, GREM, GCFA
  • Knowledge of Regular Expressions
  • Experience with SIEM (Security Information Event Management) tools such as ArcSight or Splunk


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.