job summary:Our client in the Fairfield, CA area has a contract to hire an SOC Analyst with growth potential. Ideal candidates have a desire to learn and adapt to new technologies and programs. This role should have prior experience in a wide variety of technologies (SIEMs, FWs, Windows, Linux, VMs, Cisco, Juniper, IDS/IPS, DLP, Barracuda, Blue Talon, Apigee, AV, MW, RW, Proxy Servers, SQL, Oracle, etc.) and be well versed in the current state of Information Security Topics, be able to recognize network, operating system, and intrusion detection details. location: Fairfield, Californiajob type: Contractsalary: $35 - 42 per hourwork hours: 8am to 5pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:The Security Operations Center Analyst (SOC Analyst) is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of client activity within the Security Operations Center. The SOC Analyst will interface with internal management, customers, employees, and consultants, across multiple clients and industries, to perform the required technical monitoring activities. More advanced analysts will also be responsible for vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and creating reports. qualifications:Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 3 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: SECURITY ANALYSTSECURITYNetwork SecurityINTRUSION DETECTIONEqual Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.