Full Job Description
SOSi is seeking a Digital Forensic Scientist to join a large intelligence technical support program in Europe. The Digital Forensic Scientist works within several theater operational projects that directly support the Cyber Forensic mission and works as a Digital Forensic Subject Matter Expert.
The Digital Forensic Scientist requires a high level of competency in the computer science and information security fields. Must have a solid understanding of modern forensic methods
Must have a firm grasp of current requirements for the introduction of scientific results into U.S. legal proceedings
Conduct computer forensic examinations for a Department of Defense (DoD) agency
Works with contractor personnel, U.S. Government (USG) special agents, military personnel, attorneys, and others as they investigate computer related incidents directed against the USG and DoD or as they support other USG and DoD activities
Conduct computer forensic examinations using in-house processes and modern forensic tools. Conduct validation testing of digital forensic tools
Maintain evidentiary chain-of custody and perform digital data acquisition of a wide variety of digital mediums
Research and document new cyber forensic technologies, techniques, and procedures. Maintain awareness of technology platforms that can be used for malicious or hostile actions directed against the USG or DoD
Document examination results and findings, assisting in the overall investigation of an incident, and testify in legal or administrative proceedings as needed
Conduct forensic exams of computers, servers, and portable electronic devices
Proficiency in conducting live analysis on systems, and use of multiple platforms is desired. Must be competent in searching for information that may have been deleted, hidden or lost in large datasets
Work within existing cyber forensics laboratory with small team.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with a wide variety of computer operating systems and network environments including Windows, OS X, and Linux
Knowledge of additional platforms a plus.
Must have understanding of general information systems security, network architectures, database concepts, e-mail systems, Office, common intrusion tools and techniques, and commercial off-the-shelf computer forensic tools
A solid understanding and experience with Windows Forensic Examinations using the EnCase forensic platform is required
Must possess the ability to write reports of findings for potential use in legal and administrative proceedings and to verbally explain findings to less-experienced non-technical persons. Excellent analytical skills and be able to multi-task efficiently. Prior experience as an expert-witness in digital forensics a plus.
Ability to work independently as well as with small group
Active in Scope TS/SCI Clearance
Master’s degree in a related field and 3 years of specialized experience in computer forensics; OR
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 6 years of specialized experience in computer forensics; OR
10 years of computer forensics experience
Demonstrated understanding of computer network penetration testing and techniques; computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery; computer intrusion analysis and incident response, intrusion detection; computer network surveillance/monitoring; network protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, and secure architectures. The Computer Forensic Scientist must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing to include IIRs, must possess a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), and must be able to work as a member of a team.
Fluency in a foreign language
Working conditions are normal for an office environment
SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.