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Sirius Computer Solutions Sr. Analyst - Managed Security Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota



Position Summary:

The Sr. Analyst provides second-level technical client support such as: cyber security analysis of detected anomalies; deep analysis of the operating system; dealing with system crashes and bug fixes; handling troubleshooting; packets captures; configurations; restoring from back up; repair for appliances, networks, and infrastructure, and other system issues.

This role upholds defined service level agreements (SLA) and customer service excellence. The Sr. Analyst continues to develop a platform of technical expertise.

For this particular role, we're seeking an individual with certification in and strong skills with Palo Alto, Check Point and/or QRadar.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

24x7 Support – 70% job weight

  • Monitors and resolves support requests. Escalates unresolved issues to senior team members and/or manager(s)

  • Performs deep analysis of the operating system. Handles Cyber incidents, system crashes and bug fixes. Handles troubleshooting, packets captures, configurations, restoring from back up, and repair for appliances, networks, infrastructure, and other system issues. Issues may multiple interactions with clients and/or vendors to resolve

  • Identifies efficiencies and improvements in workflow, thus reducing false-positives in client environments

  • Performs root cause analysis and collaborates with Consultants and other Analysts to solve repetitive system performance or configuration problems

  • Provides technical knowledge transfer to clients and internal department on low complexity problems

  • Identifies, records, and escalates service performance trends, anomalies, and SLA breaches to senior leadership

  • Applies Trusted Advisor techniques to build up client trust and influence loyalty

Professional Development – 30% job weight

  • Provides mentorship and guidance to less senior resources as a trusted advisor in the application of Sirius methodologies and the use of tools and templates to troubleshoot client requests

  • Attends training sessions or shadowing activities, and obtains industry related certifications as determined by the Manager

Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or 3-year diploma in Engineering, Computer Science, or a Technology related field

-Has one of the following required combinations of technical certifications and experience:

  • Holds at least three (3) technical certifications from the below listed technologies for which Sirius provides managed security services* and has at least one (1) year of IT Support experience in a client-focused environment, and/or working in a security operations center, OR

  • Holds at least two (2) technical certifications from the below listed technologies for which Sirius provides managed security services* and has at least two (2) years of IT Support experience in a client-focused environment, and/or working in security operations center, OR

  • Holds at least one (1) technical certification from the below listed technology for which Sirius provides managed security services* and has at least four (4) years of IT Support experience in a client-focused environment, and/or working in security operations center

* Managed Security Services technical certifications may include: Check Point (e.g. CCSA, CCSE), Palo Alto (e.g. ACE, PCNSE), and/or IBM QRadar

Other Position Requirements :

  • Positive influence on the floor

  • Is approachable, helps teammates

  • Willing participant in coaching system, always learning

  • Experience with direct call handling/ticket management in a client-based support environment

  • Experience with direct system engineering or support involving hardware, software and services at an enterprise level for at least one product line in Managed Security Services

  • Direct experience working with internal and external teams to troubleshoot simple configuration hardware, software, and services

  • Demonstrated understanding of company products and services and IT infrastructure systems

  • Demonstrated ability to investigate less complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors from multiple IT infrastructure systems

  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and contribute to measurable team and/or organizational objectives in a consulting environments

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high level of Customer Satisfaction on all engagements

  • Demonstrated good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for meeting technical requirements within the context of best practices, and making recommendations necessary to achieve targeted objectiveProven ability to set and prioritize goals and pursue them to completion

  • Proven ability to collaborate, ensuring that others input is gathered and discussed

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical guidance to less experienced team members

  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision, using latitude for independent judgment

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in working with disparate clients and internal departments to deliver technical services

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SIEM tool experience, preferably with Splunk and/or IBM QRadar

  • Firewall configuration experience, preferably with Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, and/or Check Point

  • Networking experience

  • Previous work experience in a Managed Services Security Operations Center

Data Privacy and Security:

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

The position is part of a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day managed services operations. To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.


Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships

Decision Quality - Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information. Relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions. Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles. Recognizes when a quick 80% solution will suffice

Situational Adaptability - Picks up on situational cues and adjusts in the moment. Readily adapts personal, interpersonal and leadership behavior. Understands that different situations may call for different approaches. Can act differently depending on the circumstances.

Communicates Effectively - Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small or large groups, among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others. Adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.

Action Oriented - Readily takes on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seizes new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.

Self Development - Shows personal commitment and takes action to continuously improve. Accepts assignments that broaden capabilities. Learns from new experiences, from others, and from structured learning. Makes the most of available development resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)