Senior Network Forensic Engineer (Malware/Reverse Engineering)

BAE Systems - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)3.9


This position is supporting a federal customer and requires U.S. Citizenship and an active high level security clearance. Must be eligible for clearance upgrade and able to take/pass a polygraph.

Requires schedule flexibility to work flexible/odd hours, as needed, to support mission needs.

This position is for dedicated cyber professionals that thrive on the challenges of mission centric tasking.

The overall project work involves Intrusion Analysis, Network Forensics and Technical Profiling, Malware / Binary Reverse Engineering, and Research and Requirements gathering. In addition, the project will maintain existing automated forensic and malware analysis tools and develop, deploy, operate, and maintain new automated tools, systems, and processes.
This position is responsible for computer network capture and artifact analysis associated with suspected computer intrusions. Candidate will conduct digital forensic analysis on static and/or dynamic media for various devices, to include; computers and related peripherals, and portable and gaming devices; document process, findings, and conclusion; handle evidence; communicate status updates with to government personnel and customers; conduct quality/peer reviews on all deliverables prior to being furnished to the government.

Throughout the period of performance requests are submitted tracked via source control, ticket tracking, workflow, and documentation systems. The candidate will participate in meetings wherein support requirements and status updates are provided, clarified and documented. In this manner, the candidate will have first-hand knowledge and input to services offered to investigators. Requirements are revised continuously and reprioritized as necessary by the Government Program Manager.
The work may also involve digital forensics analysis and support providing direct support for operational/investigative activities. This support may require travel, long/odd work-hours, and assistance with the analytics during incident response. This support will likely be dynamic and fluid to respond effectively to mission needs. Examples of support include, but are not limited to, writing scripts to automate the ingestion or processing of data; and providing technical guidance or requirements in support of suspect interviews and evidence seizure. The location of support will vary based upon mission needs. The candidate may testify as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) when required. Will assist in the development of automated tools to accomplish forensic analysis activities more efficiently.

Typical Education & Experience

6+ years of work-related experience.
Bachelor degree preferred. May consider additional years of related work experience in lieu of a degree.
Continuing Education requirement of 200 documented hours completed in specific forensic related areas

Required Skills and Education

Qualified candidates will have the following:
US Citizenship
Current Top Secret clearance, eligibility for TS/SCI upgrade, and able to take/pass a CI polygraph
6+ years of demonstrated experience providing direct work-related experience in the areas of digital forensic analysis and digital activity assessment; intrusion analysis; and packet data analysis.
Experience supporting digital forensic analysis on static and/or dynamic media including computers, related peripherals, and portable and gaming devices
Experience conducting intrusion analysis, network forensics and technical profiling
Experience with malware/binary reverse engineering
Experience with research and requirements gathering and meeting participation
Experience preparing
Experience supporting documentation processes including documenting findings and conclusions
Experience with evidence handling and associated processes
Experience assisting with analytics during incident responses
Completion of two hundred (200) hours of formal, accredited training in related digital forensics technical specialty. Must be able to provide documentation to demonstrate Continuing Professional Education credits/units shall have been received for all 200 hours of accredited training.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate details with technical and non-technical personnel.
Experience assisting/developing automated tools to accomplish forensic analysis activities.
Experience writing scripts to automate the ingestion or processing of data
Experience providing technical guidance and requirements in support of suspect interviews and evidence seizure.
Experience creating and delivering detailed technical presentations suitable for use in court proceedings.
Experience serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and providing SME-level testimony for court proceedings is desired.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment
Availability to meet changing shifts/hours, as required
Availability to travel, as required (estimated at 25%)

Preferred Skills and Education

Excellent communication and presentation skills, including experience serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and providing SME-level testimony for court proceedings is highly desired.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work.