Digital Forensics Analyst

Contact Government Services, LLC - Washington, DC


Seeking a mid level Digital Forensic Analyst team member for a rapidly growing firm in the eDiscovery space. Primary focus will be on the preservation & collection of mobile device and cloud stored data. This candidate should be fluent in a broad range of forensic technologies and interested in taking on a primary role in a quickly expanding forensics department.

This position will include travel for on-site collection efforts as well as an in-office presence at the primary firm office which includes the forensics lab and data center. This firm prioritizes a lean-team approach and a very employee-centric culture that encourages professional growth and active roles for all team members

Perform forensic data collections and basic forensic analysis in both on site and remote capacity
Coordinate directly with legal teams/client IT departments to understand project scope
Maintain forensic tool set by staying current on version updates and new options in the market
Work closely with project management and other team members on completing complex projects in a fast pace, deadline driven environment
Assist in developing, documenting, and refining procedures to accomplish discovery process requirements
Manage all chain of custody best practices associated with the rules of evidence
Consistently adhere to standard operating procedures
Perform quality checks on work product prior to delivering to the client
Complete additional duties assigned by manager including general IT functions

Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in Digital Forensic Science or Computer Science/Engineering
3 - 5 years of relevant experience in where the analyst understands the forensic lifecycle and can properly perform scoping activities, evidence acquisitions on a range of devices, and execute forensic analysis at an intermediate level
Possess at least one industry standard certification (EnCE, CCE, CCFE, GCFE, GCFA, CCO, CCPA, CCME, etc.)
Experience using industry standard forensic tools (EnCase, Cellebrite, Oxygen, FTK Imager, MacQuisition, X1 Social Discovery, LogicubeFalcon etc.)
General understanding of Mac/Windows filesystems, mobile devices, and encryption
Experience preserving desktops, laptops, mobile devices/tablets, servers, both cloud and on-premise email implementations, nontraditional cloud data sources, social media, etc. in a forensically sound manner
Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in both verbally and in written format to team members and technical/non-technical clients
Ability to work extended hours when necessary to ensure client deadlines are met
Ability to demonstrate superior organizational skills with an acute attention to detail
Must be willing to travel on short notice up to 25% of the time; must have valid passport for occasional international travel
Must be an energetic self-starter who can work within a team environment but also independently as the situation requires
Ability to document forensic workflows based on sound industry practice
Willingness to develop/train other team members to increase the group’s overall knowledge base as well as cultivate secondary resources to assist in larger collection events
Strong troubleshooting skills coupled with the ability to solution on the fly to solve complex problems

Understanding of the electronic discovery reference model (EDRM)
General knowledge of litigation support applications (e.g. Relativity, Concordance, Nuix, LAW PreDiscovery, etc.)
Experience working with structured data exported from various platforms including analysis, custom scripting, and data manipulation to develop reports for client use
Understanding of (Robo/Rich) copy tools, BAT (PowerShell) scripting, and Active Directory
Experience with scripting, programming/coding, database languages (SQL, VB, HTML, Access)

This opportunity is for a full-time employment position. Compensation package will be established based on qualifications and may include a base + bonus format. Competitive benefits package available.

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