IT Security Analyst I in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: IT Security Manager or IT Director



Performs a variety of support functions related to IT security systems, service tickets, and scheduled auditing activities.

  • Under close supervision, monitors compliance to security policies, procedures and practices for IT infrastructure, information, and internet/intranet connectivity throughout the enterprise.
  • Support monitoring and alert activities, reports and security dashboards to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures.
  • Audit security measures, policies, methods and procedures used to safeguard the integrity of and access to enterprise systems, files, and data elements.
  • Participate in discussions for the selection and adoption of new technologies or policies.
  • Adhere to data security policies and observe and report activities where procedures may require changes or development of rule mechanisms.
  • Assist team with cultural awareness of Information Security as an integral part of IT architecture and business processes.
  • Provide requested support during the preparation and execution of all internal and external IT related audits.
  • Support and monitor threat management technologies as directed; examples include: antivirus, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), data classification, encryption, intrusion prevention and activities/processes associated with these technologies.
  • Support activities related to administration and compliance with the company’s information security awareness program.
  • Actively participate in information security training and awareness program.
  • Works in high-tempo environments requiring effective multitasking, exercise of patience and professionalism during stressful situations.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field required.
    • Three (3) years’ IT work experience, with at least 1 year of security-relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to obtain entry level (or greater) security certification within 90 days of employment required. Acceptable certifications include: Security+, ISACA Cybersecurity Fundamentals, GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF), (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), GIAC GSEC, or similar certification.
  • Experience performing risk analysis and remediation of information systems and networks
  • Experience with one of the following: firewalls, IDS/IPS, DAR solutions and VPNs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Incident Response Management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Information Assurance Vulnerability Management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the security best practices of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications and network protocols.
  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure disciplines: data center, networks (voice, data, LAN, WAN, VPN, Remote Access Systems), telephony systems, data storage, servers systems (Citrix, VMware, Windows), client systems and other endpoint devices.
  • Knowledge of malicious code detection, analysis and resolution
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, Windows Server (2008+) / Desktop (Win 7+) Operating Systems.
  • Familiarity with compliance frameworks (RMF, COBIT, FISMA, NIST, ISO, GLBA) is desirable.
  • Ability to deliver innovative solutions for problems where there are no available precedents, guidelines or policies.
  • Analytical problem solving, risk identification/mitigation, sense of urgency, accountability, excellent communication, work in team environment.


Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

TOOLS: Various industry-specific technical solutions; acumen more important than tool experience.


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work within Austal standards at the direction of the IT Security Manager or IT Director

LIAISES WITH: Security Personnel, IT and Business Integration Staff, End Users and External Technical Support


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.