Protocol Analyst

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD, Maryland, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 9674 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40.00 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly  

Level of Experience: Mid 



Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Space (CEW&S) a division of HII provides full-spectrum cyber, EW and space capabilities that address today’s rapidly changing, multi-domain global security threats, and anticipate emerging threats.  We are diverse organization offering competitive and challenging opportunities to highly motivated individuals. As a company, we provide:


  • On-demand professional development 
  • Career mobility
  • Community engagement
  • Engagement, diversity and inclusion



Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Space (CEW&S) is looking to hire a Protocol Analyst. This work is performed on customer site in the Ft Meade/Annapolis Area to directly collaborate with data scientists, cryptologic and cryptanalytic programmers, reverse engineers, and intelligence planners to synergistically enable real-time solutions to be implemented at the speed of need.



HII Mission Technologies is ranked #1 on Forbes List for Defense Contractors and ranked #11 Best Large Employers 2021-2022




  • Analyze protocol data to determine traffic patterns
  • Analyze metadata collected from tasked communications systems in order to identify, locate, and track targets, and to accurately report the intelligence gained from metadata analysis
  • Categorize traffic as benign, suspicious, or malicious activity
  • Document malicious tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Have a network focus



Minimum Qualifications


  • A Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 9 years of relevant experience
  • Degree must be in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, a Physical Science, or a related technical field.  
  • An Associate’s degree plus 7 years of relevant experience will be considered for those who have completed one of the following military training courses: 451 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis) or who have participated in or graduated from the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program

Clearance: Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI with Poly



Preferred Requirements


  • Signals Analysis
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Network Security Analysis

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.