Part-Time - Ellicott City, MD

Blackpoint is searching for a Jr. MDR Analyst to support our 24×7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services in Ellicott City, MD. The position requires the ability to organize and lead proactive threat hunts to detect and analyze anomalies using Blackpoint’s proprietary cyber security platform, SNAP-Defense, as well as other security products within the company infrastructure. Analyst will also integrate engineered solutions, implement security controls, and collaborate on IT requirements across multiple divisions within the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system events in a 24×7 Security Operation Center (SOC) environment.
  • Follow Security Playbooks to triage and escalate security alerts
  • Collaborate with Level 2+ Analysts to research and investigate emerging cyber security threats
  • Have an investigative and curious mindset when approaching security events
  • Recommend modification to security tools to detect, prevent, and mitigate intrusions

Desired Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of education in a computer or cyber security field. Progressive relevant training and/or certification may be substituted for one (1) year of the education requirement
  • Shift work – must be able to work normal and non-traditional working hours
  • Knowledge foundation in the following areas:
    • Malware Tactics
    • Pen-testing concepts
    • TCP/IP networking and traffic analysis
    • Intrusion Detection/Prevent System (IDS/IPS)
    • Endpoint Solutions (Anti-Virus – A/V, Endpoint Detection and Response – EDR)
    • Windows Domains
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills with the ability to deconstruct issues (hunting anomalous pattern detection)
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively summarize and present findings
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team


  • SOC Experience (Intern, Full Time, Part Time)
  • Network/Windows administration and/or engineering experience
  • Scripting capabilities (Python, Bash, Java)
  • Software development

Blackpoint Cyber is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.

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