Cyber Forensic Analyst 2/3

Do you desire a patriotic role and the chance to defend our nation's cyber infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? If so, then look to join the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems team.

The Cyber Forensic Analyst 2/3 position will be located in Arlington, VA. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Position Description:

  • Ability to work independently while possessing the necessary technical qualities to communicate technical concepts effectively to technical and non-technical customers and teammates.
  • Performs a variety of highly technical analyses and procedures dealing with the collection, processing, preservation, analysis, and presentation of computer-related evidence.
  • May also be responsible for reporting cyber-related activities, conducing vulnerability analyses and risk management of computer systems.
  • Recovers information and electronic data from computer hard drives and other data storage devices, such as zip and flash drives that have been deleted, damaged or otherwise manipulated.
  • Utilizes cyber forensic tools (e.g., EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Autopsy/Sleuthkit) and investigative methods to find electronic data, including Internet use history, word processing documents, images and other files.
  • As necessary, assists law enforcement officers in helping to solve cybercrimes or find electronic evidence of other kinds of crime.Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.

Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or 3.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field and a minimum of 2 years related technical experience required for the level 2 role.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field and a minimum of 5 years related technical experience required for the level 3 role.
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility is required. In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment.
  • Familiarity with at least one of the following tools: EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Autopsy/Sleuthkit.
  • Knowledge of investigative methods to locate specific electronic data.
  • Proficiency in the latest cyber forensics, response, and reverse engineering skills and understanding of the latest exploit methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • DHS SCI and level 3 EOD suitability.
  • Forensics certification(s) in EnCE, CCE, CFCE, and/or GCFA.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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