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Cybersecurity Intelligence Officer/Linux System Engineer - ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 09/01/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

The LLNL Counterintelligence (CI) Program has an immediate need for an individual interested in researching and conducting cybersecurity threat assessments, developing protective technologies, and analyzing government computer networks while working on a national counterintelligence team committed to the protection of LLNL’s employees and cutting-edge technologies, in support of LLNL’s national security missions. This position is in the Computing Directorate’s Information Technology Operations Division in support of the CI Program.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Adapt tools for applying standard cybersecurity and analysis practices to the CI mission.
  • Perform Linux and/or Windows installations, configurations, upgrades and ongoing maintenance activities on bare metal hardware and virtual environments, installation of software releases, patches of the operation system and utilities, third-party products, and opensource software.
  • Implement, support, and maintain multi-platforms, including Splunk, Nagios, Solar Winds and other performance/monitoring technologies and utilize tools to monitor and support systems.
  • Evaluate technical cyber intelligence and complex structured and unstructured data to identify malicious and foreign cyber threats targeting government personnel, technologies, and networks.
  • Research, identify, investigate, analyze, and author documents regarding complex cyber events.
  • Report changes, trends, and implications of evolving CI-cyber issues and make them actionable and useful to Intelligence Community (IC) partners and leadership.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities at the SES.3 Level

  • Develop and deploy new tools or techniques for advancing threat analysis capabilities.
  • Serve as liaison and work cybersecurity investigations with CI analysts and interagency partners.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, architecting solutions in the computer science and information technology space to provide new capabilities to the CI team.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices regarding network protocols.
  • Experience performing Windows and/or Linux system administration in a complex server environment, including installation, performance tuning, networking, security, troubleshooting, monitoring, backup/archiving and hardware replacement.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Splunk, Tenable Security Scanner, Nessus, Puppet/Chef or equivalent, Nagios, RHEL 7 and REHL 8, RHN Satellite, PKI authentications, Active Directory, Scripting, GIT, BIND, DNS, Perl, CSH/BASH, or PowerShell.
  • Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with conflicting priorities, to approach difficult problems with creativity, and to work independently.
  • Experience providing effective customer support in a diverse user community with widely varying levels of computer literacy.
  • Proficient verbal, written, and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and explain technical information.

Additional Qualifications at the SES.3 Level

  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Substantial experience addressing complex cyber security or computer forensics topics.
  • Substantial experience with software engineering tools and techniques such as compilers, malware/software analysis, reverse engineering, cryptography, red-teaming, and/or systems programming.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Federal level certification/training in investigations and/or forensic analysis.
  • Knowledge of investigative skills, to include case documentation, preservation of evidence, interviewing techniques, and liaison experience with other government agencies.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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