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Jr SOC Analyst (Mainframe)

at IBM Power Systems

Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Reference #: 266727

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Jr SOC Analyst (Mainframe)

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

In this exciting role, the Jr SOC Analyst will be responsible for the monitoring and auditing of U.S. Federal client mainframe systems to ensure the protection of those systems, information resources, and data within. The analyst will monitor, track, and analyze mainframe networks/systems for potential security violations/anomalies and respond to all such incidents.
  • You will work with all teams to investigate potential security violations, respond, and report accordingly. Additionally, the analyst will perform continuous monitoring duties such as vulnerability assessments, manual configuration reviews, and event analysis.
  • Perform analysis of network traffic and security related events
  • Perform incident response, triage, and reporting
  • Operate & Utilize security-related tools/devices
  • Develop procedures and documentation related to the security operations
IBM is hiring these positions to be located at our Rocket Center, West Virginia office (near Cumberland, MD). United States Citizenship, relocation to the Rocket Center area, and the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance are required.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

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Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

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Required Education
High School Diploma/GED

Role ( Job Role )
Security Consultant

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
No Travel

IBM Business Group

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Cyber security operations and maintenance environment – 1 Year 
  • Security Event Log monitoring – 1 Year
  • Network/System traffic/event analysis –1 Year
  • Vulnerability Management – 1 Year
  • Vulnerability Scan Tools – 1 Year
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Monitoring –1 Year
  • Analytical and Correlation Tools – 1 Year
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • Understanding of firewalls and intrusion prevention/detection systems including the ability to demonstrate a mature understanding of networking best practices
  • Understanding of security compliance related to FISMA, NIST, and related security and risk management regulations
  • Mainframe systems (e.g., z/OS).
  • PERL, PHP, Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Experience with the following specific tools: QRadar, Nessus Security Center, Rational AppScan, Guardium, McAfee ePO,
  • CISSP or CISM.

Secondary Job Category
Other Consultant

Eligibility Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

New Collar Role

Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Life @ IBM
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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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