Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Merrifield, Virginia, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required


At phia, we hire talented and passionate people who are focused on collaborative, meaningful work, providing technical and operational subject matter expertise and support services to our partners and clients. We are seeking a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This job is located in Merrifield, VA with some remote capability during the pandemic at the discretion of the customer. Preferred candidates will live within a commutable distance to this location.

This support contract provides a broad range of cyber services to all components under the CISO including cyber operations, cyber risk, security engineering and digital integration departments. The client’s enterprise consists of over 600,000 employees, 500,000 devices, 200,000 enterprise email accounts, 200,000 endpoints, 800 firewall sets, and 640+ URLs of which 350 require web application firewall protection.

What You'll Do

Support the mission of the Threat Intelligence Unit by analyzing and tracking adversaries, creating and sharing intelligence both internal and external to CISO, and creating and updating cyber threat profiles for leadership.
  • Conduct research and evaluate technical and all-source cyber intelligence to develop in-depth analysis and assessment on threats to critical networks and critical infrastructure
  • Will work closely with other technical, forensic and incident management personnel to develop an understanding of the intent, objectives and activity of cyber threat actors
  • Analyze network events to determine the impact on current operations and conduct all-source research to determine adversary capability and intent
  • Analyze commercial and open source intelligence feeds, adding context, and sharing key findings through formal and informal executive briefings
  • Develop and update Splunk queries/dashboards
  • Write API integrations and working with a variety of security related technologies in a dynamic customer environment
  • Create and support data processing pipelines and storage systems for threat intelligence data

If your experience and qualifications aren’t a match for this position, you will remain in our database for consideration for future opportunities that may be a better fit.

IMPORTANT: This position is subject to Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring covered employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment. Prospective or new employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief may request a reasonable accommodation. This request must be approved prior to the start of employment to the extent a reasonable accommodation is available that does not pose an undue hardship on phia or a direct threat to the candidate or phia’s employees.


Education + Experience

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 5+ years threat analyst experience
  • Strong working knowledge of:
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysis and Reporting
    • Cyber Defense Techniques
    • Adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
    • Boolean Logic TCP/IP Fundamentals
    • Network Level Exploits
    • Threat Management
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in Operations Centers, Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Cyber Forensics are a plus
  • CERTIFICATIONS: one or more preferred – GCIH, GCFE, RHCE, CPTE, or CEH

Security Clearance Requirements

  • Ability to obtain Public Trust (or higher) government clearance.

Who You Are

  • A proactive problem solver that appreciates the challenges of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Intellectually curious with a genuine desire to learn and advance your career.
  • An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer service-oriented and mission-focused.
  • Critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.


Who We Are

phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia-based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with a focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, and Information Assurance/Security. we proudly support various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia values work-life balance and offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

  • Comprehensive medical insurance to include dental and vision
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
phia does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.
Job region(s): North America
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