Security Analyst University Grad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3345 12-Jul-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

Security Analysts use their secure network and security expertise to reduce risks for our customers by finding, identifying and fixing system vulnerabilities, design issues, security control shortcomings and misconfigurations. You will use advanced techniques including statistics, emerging Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) including Indicators of Compromise and inference to actively monitor our networks. This includes reviewing the latest security alerts to determine relevancy, urgency and root cause. You will also participate in various types of threat hunts ranging from daily to quarterly to find and root out evil in our network that was able to bypass our existing security solutions to penetrate our network defenses.

Our Team

Our Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) is responsible for defending Viasat and customer networks to make them cyber resilient. It uses a data and intelligence-driven, cognitive approach that continuously learns. This includes a Defensive Cyberspace Operations capability that leverages Security Orchestration Automation and Response to create a force multiplier capable of analyzing and responding to billions of security events per day.  We use cutting edge technologies and tools to work towards fully automating Tier 1 security analyst functions so our security analysts can focus on what really matters to our customers.

Job Opportunity

Security Analysts serve as the backbone of the Cyber Security Operation Center. They:

  • Investigate security incidents and perform forensics investigations
  • Review asset discovery and vulnerability assessment data
  • Explore ways to identify stealthy threats that may have found their way inside our network, without detection, using the latest threat intelligence
  • Leverage emerging threat intelligence to identify affected systems and the scope of the attack
  • Determine and direct remediation and recovery efforts
  • Create trouble tickets for alerts that signal an incident and require Incident Response

Our Ideal Candidate

We value curiosity, learning, and adaptability. Our ideal candidate is persistent, has dogged curiosity to get to the root cause, and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

In this position, you will:

Actively monitor and defend our networks against the most sophisticated cyber-attacks from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation states.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,  Cybersecurity Engineering, Information Technology, or Data Science focusing on Cybersecurity or equivalent
  • Knowledge of computer components and architectures, the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware and software
  • Ability to script (e.g, Python, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Ability to understand the entirety of the threat landscape for a particular system and apply the right security technologies where they will be most effective
  • Ability to clearly explain, demonstrate, and document security issues at a level understandable by less security aware team members
  • Interest in tracking new vulnerabilities and security threats as they emerge
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


  • Certified Ethical Hacker or other cyber relevant certificates (e.g., Cyber Defender, CySA+…)
  • Demonstrable experience with network mapping tools and network data flows
  • Experience using penetration testing tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of malicious activity and malware tactics    
Demonstrate knowledge/abilities in one or more of the following:

o    Routing protocols like BGP, OSPF, HSRP, VRRP

o    Network based ACL's

o    Switching protocols such as 802.1D, 802.1Q, 802.1ad, QinQ, STP, MSTP

o    Securing VPNs, DMZs, Application Servers, Firewalls and/or database

o    Traffic analysis methods using network monitoring protocols and tools such as Wireshark, nmap, Metasploit, CANVAS or others.

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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