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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Analyst/Engineer

Entry Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 10/13/2021

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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Cybersecurity Vulnerability Analyst/Engineer to conduct comprehensive scanning of LLNL networks, devices, computers, web applications and cloud-delivered services.  This position is within the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) of the Computing Directorate and matrixed to the Cyber Security Program (CSP), in support of the Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) Program.

This position will be filled at either 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

  • Perform network, system, web application, client application and cloud application vulnerability assessments on internal and external systems as well as systems on air-gapped networks.
  • Provide vulnerability assessment support including troubleshooting and resolution of issues.
  • Develop methods, tools, and procedures to improve vulnerability assessment capabilities and automate various complex tasks.
  • Manage existing processes, systems, and tools exercising a high degree of responsibility.
  • Serve as a vulnerability team technical point of contact and interact with internal and external personnel.
  • Respond to incidents, triage cyber security events, and threat hunting activities, as a CSOC team member.
  • Support systems and cyber operations during off-hours as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities of customers and stakeholders, ensuring deadlines are met, while leveraging team member skills.
  • Perform technical assessments, document actions, findings, and make remediation recommendations.
  • Develop new processes, techniques, and procedures for performing vulnerability assessments.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of computer and network technologies and Windows, Linux/UNIX and/or Apple hardware and operating systems.
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages, such as: C, C#, Python, Java, PowerShell, or PHP.
  • Experience with NMAP, Wireshark, Tenable, Nessus, Qualys, Rumble, and Burp Suite Pen Tester or other cybersecurity tools.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills to prepare, present and document technical information.
  • Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with conflicting priorities, to approach difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity and to change focus when necessary.
  • Ability to work off-hours and on-call to respond to incidents (intermittently, either as-needed or as part of a rotation).

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Vulnerability assessment and technical experience with Linux or Windows operating systems, networks, and/or related hardware.
  • Experience providing innovative approaches and apply new technologies to broadly defined tasks and projects.
  • Broad experience applying effective analytical and problem-solving skills to moderately complex problems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Vulnerability assessment experience, including cloud services, such as: AWS/Azure; knowledge and experience using SPLUNK.
  • Current Cybersecurity certification such as GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), or CISSP.
  • Knowledge of LLNL’s Cyber Security policies, processes, and requirements.


Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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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