Cyber Security Analyst - Junior

  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Job Type: Permanent

Company Description

Our name isn’t the only thing that’s unique about Leidos Australia. We’re a complex systems integration company building world-class solutions across government and defence that ensure peace of mind for the entire nation. Supported by global backing from our US network, we’re trusted by our customers to deliver the most innovative answers to their most complex challenges. Seriously interesting work that benefits and safeguards every Australian. That’s where you come in...

Job Description

Working as a Junior Security Analyst (Level 2), you will be part of a 24x7 SOC team that provides a full security operations and incident response capability.  The Teams responsibility extends to:

  • monitoring client networks and endpoints for security events/alerts for active threats, intrusions and/or compromises,;
  • analysis of security events from multiple sources including but not limited to events from the Security Information and Event Management tool, network intrusion systems and Host based Intrusion Prevention tools (AV, HIPS, Application Whitelisting);
  • monitoring and assessing emerging threats and vulnerabilities to the environment and ensuring those requiring action are addressed;
  • Security Incident Management, advice and education and maintaining the currency and health of the deployed security tools;
  • provide technical administration support for security suite of software and hardware;
  • contractual and stakeholder reporting; and
  • reviewing and documenting and improving processes to contribute to the overall security of the environment


Coupled with your education and practical experience, you will demonstrate a ‘can-do’, pro-active, approach with the ability to understand the business, identify issues and develop relationships to achieve Leidos Australia’s objectives.

You will have at least 1 year of experience in a Security Analytics position with professional experience in cyber security monitoring, tools management, Incident procedures and protocols or, at least 1 years’ experience in a security operations / network administrator role performing critical thinking task, troubleshooting endpoint or network issues.

Key skills include: 

  • Adept understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with reviewing raw log files, data correlation and analysis would be an advantage (i.e. Firewall, network, IDS, system logs).
  • Experience in Incident management and response with relevant experience operating in a Australian Government environment
  • Experience in reviewing threat data from various sources.


  • Appropriate degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment
  • Current ICT Security qualifications or working towards qualifications such as GSEC, GCIA or CompTIA Security+

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate must be an Australian Citizen, hold a government NV-1 security clearance, with the expectation of obtaining an NV-2.

At Leidos you’ll enjoy 12 weeks’ paid parental leave as a primary carer, flexible work practices, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more. Foster your career through complete access to learning and development and mentoring opportunities, we have a strong track record of internal promotion and career transitions. 

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