Vulnerability Assessment Analyst - #9835231

Armor Defense

Date: 3 days ago
City: Plano, TX
Contract type: Full time


The Vulnerability Assessment Analyst performs assessments of systems and networks within the target environment and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations or established policies. They measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities and will then make expert recommendations to correct and strength security within the system. The Analyst will be customer and partner facing, which will require presentations and content generation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Additional duties may be assigned as required.)

  • Compiling and tracking vulnerabilities and mitigation results to quantify program effectiveness.
  • Creating and maintaining vulnerability management policies, procedures, and training
  • Analyze cyber defense policies and configurations and evaluate compliance with regulations and organizational directives.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable cyber defense policies, regulations, and compliance documents specifically related to cyber defense assessment.
  • Prepare audit reports that identify technical and procedural findings and provide recommended remediation strategies/solutions.
  • Perform technical (evaluation of technology) and nontechnical (evaluation of people and operations) risk and vulnerability assessments of relevant technology focus areas (e.g., container registry scanning, open-source vulnerability scanning, network/host vulnerability scanning, cloud security posture management and source code scanning.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts include topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.q., application of defense-in-depth, Information Technology Infrastructure Library [ITIL]).
  • Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI])
  • Knowledge of application vulnerabilities. (Web, API)
  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms and related vulnerabilities Including dashboards/portals and microservices.
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, SQL injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
  • Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
  • Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
  • Skill in using network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc).
  • Skill in conducting application vulnerability assessments.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Handle private and confidential information with physical and ethical care.

Education And/Or Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field (preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in information systems, infrastructure design, or network security.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The work environment may be in either an office setting, at the company’s data center, at a client location or at an industry trade event.

Equal Opportunity Employer - It is the policy of the company to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment, including in selection for job opportunities, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.

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