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Senior Cyber Security Analyst


Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan in the nation and helps families save for higher education and disability expenses through a variety of investment programs.  As an independent state agency, we are focused on our mission to make education accessible and affordable for everyone while providing meaningful work to our diverse and collaborative team.  If you want to make a difference with us, learn more about working for us by visiting our Careers page.

We are hiring a Senior Cyber Security Analyst to implement and monitor application and cloud security controls. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to contribute your skills to our robust security program and work on a high-performing, collaborative team that helps our customers securely save for their financial future.

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  • Configure, integrate, and deploy application security solutions and enhancements
  • Monitor emerging cloud functionalities and security trends and recommend solutions that enhance our security posture
  • Manage security solutions such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
  • Provide Level 2 analysis and support for security events, incidents, and activities
  • Research and deploy information security hardware, software, and hosted solutions
  • Review applications and IT systems to ensure compliance with pertinent policies, laws, and regulations
  • Participate in investigations of security breaches
  • Continuously develop your skills through agency-paid professional development opportunities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Software Development, or related field; demonstrated accomplishments and certifications will be considered in lieu of formal education 
  • Three to Five years of technical experience in secure network and system configuration, security architecture, risk management and/or security operations
  • Relevant industry certification such as Security+, Network+, CISSP or GIAC
  • Experience with application security, DevSecOps automation, and cloud security
  • Knowledge of system, application and network vulnerabilities and associated countermeasures
  • Knowledge of various operations systems, current network technologies, architectures, protocols, and standards; encryption; security products and tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate processes, procedures, and data and make recommendations accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and implement projects
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Superior negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Generous healthcare benefits with multiple plans to choose from
  • Defined benefit and contribution retirement plans with cash match
  • 12+ holidays
  • PTO – new employees earn 25 days/full year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Agency-paid continuing education
  • 529 match program
  • Relaxed work environment

  • This position will work onsite in our office 2-3 days per week
  • Typical office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position
  • Must be able to occasionally move about the office to retrieve files and documents
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment including typing and keying
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly
  • Occasional night and weekend work required
  • Minimal travel required

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