General Dynamics Mission Systems Cyber Production Branch Analyst/Reporter in Linthicum, Maryland

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Required Skills:

  • 3 years minimum recent experience in writing and editing Intelligence analysis products, preferably relating to computer network operations, malware analysis/forensics, advanced persistent threats (APT)

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing, Intelligence Studies, or a related field;

  • Extensive experience developing, editing and releasing intelligence products to include raw serialized reporting such as IIRs, KLs, or cables as well as finished intelligence analysis products for operational or strategic consumers;

  • Strong understanding of US Intelligence Community and how cyber intelligence organizations work together for the purposes of conducting cyber threat analysis and/or supporting operations and investigations

  • Knowledge of Classification Guides, Intelligence Community Directives (ICD), and Air Force Instructions and Manuals governing the production, coordination, and publication of intelligence analysis products;

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, and coordination skills;

  • Intermediate ability to build and maintain intelligence and production databases, conduct pivoting and correlation, and use visualization tools;

  • Proficiency with publication-related software to include Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe products;

  • Strong Microsoft Excel expertise (including pivot tables) is a must;

  • Ability to effectively work in diverse team environments, produce deliverables with short lead times, work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain confidentiality of information;

  • The ability to edit documents for accuracy and standardization of format and style to Air Force requirements;

  • Ability to leverage mastery of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, rules of usage, and principles of composition in accordance with established intelligence writing and publication guides as well as existing non-intelligence related style manuals; and demonstrated aptitude for intelligence and/or analytical writing;

  • Traditional copy-editing and production editing, including substantive edits to address accuracy and completeness of technical information and to ensure intelligibility by the intended audience;

  • The ability to perform independent technical research when required, and communicate with various sources to complete tasks related to production of intelligence products;

  • The ability to track technical document review drafts and oversee final production of technical documents in accordance with project deadlines;

  • The Reporter must collaborate with report writers and content Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure that each piece of content meets organizational standards and objectives.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for aCyber Production Branch Analyst/Reporter. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Responsibilities include coordinating production of intelligence products, to include serialized intelligence reports relating to current cyber threats, for release/publication/dissemination to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community consumers. The candidate will work closely with technical cyber threat analysts, intelligence analysts, and Law Enforcement & Counterintelligence (LE/CI) elements to facilitate outbound production of technical products in accordance with collection requirements and will coordinate directorate responses to inbound requests for information (RFIs). The candidate will track production metrics on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis for reporting to directorate and executive leadership as well as responding to external data calls. The Production Analyst/Reporter will report to the Senior Production Branch Manager and Production Branch Chief.

Additional responsibilities will include: coordination of media/malware analysis with the Forensics Lab. On an as needed basis, will also work with contractor and government project leads to develop technical documents that contain both textual analysis and graphics or imagery specifically developed to support analytic conclusions.

PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:18-22 years of professional experience without a degree; or 10-14 years of professional experience with a Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education; or 8-12 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree; or 4 years of professional experience required with a related PhD or JD

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) capabilities, mission and customer bases;

  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Threat Intelligence principles to include indicators of compromise (IOC) types, indicator pivoting, and indicator attribution strength;

  • Experience with publication and project-related software to include EndNote, Visio, Access, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Project;

  • Cross-disciplinary skills such as developing communications products, graphic design, website development and administration, and databases;

  • Process improvement and project management experience

  • Experience in professional publishing; thorough knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community standards, policy and procedures regarding publication and dissemination of raw intelligence reporting and finished intelligence products

  • Analyst experience in Federal Cyber Center, NSA, or Corporate CIRT

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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Job LocationUSA-MD-Linthicum

Required ClearanceTS/SCI


Employment TypeFull Time

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems