Cyber Network Defense (CND) Analyst

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Job Title:  Cyber Network Defense (CND) Analyst
Job Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Security Clearance: Secret with the ability to obtain TS/SCI 

Certification: Current IAT Level II (Security+ce, CCNA Security, etc.) certification.  

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is currently recruiting for a cleared Cyber Network Defense (CND) Analyst to join our team in Stuttgart, Germany!


This essential role will analyze Cyber Tasking Orders (CTO's) and recommend appropriate courses of action to mitigate threats and reduce risks. The CND Analyst will coordinate with customer/DoD analysts, internal and external organizations as directed by customer leadership. The CND Analyst will follow established SOPs, and contribute to the improvement of our Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), including operating procedures; data searches, extractions, and analysis; and dashboard presentation of event data. This role will liase between the government customer and higher headquarters to interpret, implement, and report status updates on Cyber Tasking Order's to ensure Command compliance. 


Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Receive Cyber Tasking Orders from higher headquarters and work with appropriate teams and service owners to ensure compliance
  • Operate tools and systems that are required to support the Command's cybersecurity program (ACAS, Elastic, Splunk, etc)
  • Aid in the identification of threat trends and possible Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Document events in the customer’s ticketing system per established SOPs
  • Advise customer leadership, CND engineering/tool support, and other SOC analysts on a strategy to mitigate specific incidents and trending threats
  • Participate in the coordination of resources during enterprise incident response efforts
  • Interface with external entities, service providers, and headquarters
  • Provide support if needed for the development, implementation, integration, management, and sustainment of IA tools and technologies


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a minimum of seven (7) years of specialized experience
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+ce, CCNA-Security, etc.)
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with eligibility to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • CND experience (Detect, Respond, Sustain, and Hunt) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing network and log data (e.g. PCAP), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.
  • In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. Elastic, Splunk).


  • BA/BS + 3 years recent specialized or AA/AS +7 years recent specialized or a major cert + 7 years recent specialized or 11 years of recent specialized experience

Trace Systems

Trace Systems Inc. was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide enterprise IT, engineering, full life-cycle communications, cybersecurity, cloud and virtualization services and solutions to the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading-edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. To learn more about our current openings, text ‘tracejobs’ to 97211 or apply directly through our website at: #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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