Cybersecurity Analyst (SOC)

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Job posting number: #7122695

Posted: February 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Auburn University is seeking applicants for a Cybersecurity Analyst for our Security Operations Center (SOC). The position reports through the Cybersecurity Manager to the CISO and Vice President/CIO. Under general direction and supervision, the SOC Analyst will be responsible for all the Tier 1 and lower-level Tier 2 tasks in the SOC. The tasks can range from various proactive, reactive, and support services in collaboration with the Cybersecurity team. The primary task will be to monitor activity and properly respond to malicious activity based on playbooks and the Incident Response Plan. Other duties may involve a range of activities as needed – such as threat hunting, testing playbooks, and assisting with various cybersecurity projects.

The ideal candidate applies systems thinking, possesses superior interpersonal and communication skills, is self-motivated, and is a life-long learner.

Working onsite is a requirement of the job. May work up to 2 days hybrid remote in local area with supervisor’s approval.

7 Reasons You’ll Love Being a Cybersecurity Analyst at AUBURN:

Work/life balance is a priority! No travel is required.
Careers in Higher Education are reliably stable.
Competitive retirement plan and benefits.
Generous leave (including two weeks off during the holidays!)
Paid parental leave.
Tuition assistance for yourself and dependents.
Being a part of the life-changing work and research our students, faculty, and staff perform.

Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
Essential Functions
Investigate triaged events and incidents using SIEM technologies, Endpoint Detection and Response platforms, and various cybersecurity tools.
Analyze, escalate, and assist in remediation of critical information security incidents.
Support Incident Response Plan through Tier one support of activities surrounding following the PICERL model; Preparation, Identification, Containment, Eradication, Recovery & Lessons Learned.
Maintain knowledge with current emerging technologies and advancements within Information Security.
Perform all assigned work to meet expected delivery and schedules and perform other duties in the realm of support and proactive services as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
The Cybersecurity Analyst job is posted at two levels. See levels below for details related to minimum requirements:

Cybersecurity Associate (MA38):
High School Diploma and 8 years of relevant cyber experience required OR
Associate’s Degree and 4 years of relevant cyber experience required OR
Bachelor’s Degree with no relevant cyber experience required
Typical salaries for this job are: $54,444-$92,556

Cybersecurity Analyst (MA39):
High School Diploma and 11 years of relevant cyber experience required OR
Associate’s Degree and 7 years of relevant cyber experience required OR
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of relevant cyber experience required
Typical salaries for this job are: $57,500-$103,500

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications
Minimum Skills and Abilities
General technical skills, includes TCP/IP knowledge, networking and security product experience.
Knowledge of common Internet protocols and applications.
Experience with ticket-management and help-desk systems.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and works well in a team environment.
Willingness to acquire in-depth knowledge of network- and host security technologies and products continuously improve these skills.
Basic knowledge of SIEM Technologies.
Minimum Technology Skills
Knowledge of SIEM tools and processes with a strong understanding how a SIEM aggregates data multiple sources to analyze that data to catch abnormal behavior or potential cyberattacks.
Minimum License and Certifications
Cybersecurity certification is not required at the associate level. Advancement to other levels of cybersecurity will require an industry recognized cybersecurity certification.
Desired Qualifications
Desired Qualifications
Security+, CySA+ or other entry level cybersecurity certification or above
Network Event Analysis, Threat Analysis, and/or Intelligence Analysis
Basic experience with the following Operating Systems is recommended but not required: Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Debian), iOS (current versions), Android OS (current versions), macOS (current versions)

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Job posting number:#7122695
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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