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Security Operations Center Analyst

Nelnet Aurora, CO

Job Description

  • Security Operations Center Analyst

    Job Locations US-CO-Aurora | US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/25/2018 2:02 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


The SOC Analyst will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification and analysis of security events that occur on the network or endpoint with a focus on the determination of whether said events constitute security incidents.  Participate in security investigations.


  • One or more of the following certifications preferred:
    • Security +
    • GMON
    • CEH
    • CCNA
  • Previous SOC experience a plus


  1. Monitoring and administration of network and host based IDS/IPS systems and malware detection/prevention systems. Recommend tuning and automation opportunities with these systems
  2. Troubleshooting and triage possible security breaches
  3. Monitoring and administration of SIEM technology
  4. Manage security projects, as necessary
  5. Create and maintain security documentation and standard operating procedures
  6. Resolve security issues submitted to corporate ticketing system
  7. Serve as part of after-hours on-call rotation to respond to after-hours alerts and outages
  8. Provides support to the Incident Response Team
  9. Remain up-to-date with latest computer crimes, security vulnerabilities and laws pertaining to information security



4 year degree in a computer related field or information security or equivalent in certifications and/or experience



  1. 1-3 years in a Security Operation Center environment
  2. Knowledge of networking architectures and protocols including the OSI layer
  3. Malware detection and cleanup experience
  4. Scripting experience (Powershell, Python, etc)
  5. Experience and/or fundamental familiarity with IDS/IPS products
  6. Experience and/or fundamental familiarity with SIEM products



  1. 1-3 years in the Information Security field
  2. Familiarity in infrastructure and application security assessments using open source and commercial products
  3. Naturally curious puzzle/problem solver.
  4. Self-starter and active learner
  5. Good communicator, both written and spoken

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.
Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted December 27, 2018
Date Closes January 26, 2019
Requisition 2018-6792
Located In Aurora, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00