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Forensic Analyst

Bethesda, Maryland


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Forensic Analyst (7-10 Yrs Exp Required)

Support a proprietary customer contract to enable mission accomplishment by analyzing all relevant cyber security event data and other information sources for suspicious network traffic, attack indicators and potential security breaches; produce reports, assist in coordination during incidents. In support of the customer’s strategic direction, key individuals support the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) employing innovative technologies and techniques.

Job Description:
Looking for a qualified individual who can support a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) in the detection, response, mitigation, and reporting of cyber threats affecting client networks as a Forensic Analyst. The Forensic Analyst provides specialized support by gathering, handling, examining, preparing, entering, and searching, retrieving, identifying and/or comparing digital and/or physical evidence. The candidate uses forensically sound procedures to determine results. The Forensic Analyst observes proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports. The Forensic Analyst analyzes network/computer threats and mitigates vulnerabilities while limiting operational impact to the Computer Network Defense (CND) mission in support of the CSOC.

Provide support in the detection, response, mitigation, and reporting of cyber threats affecting client networks
Maintain an understanding of the current vulnerabilities, response, and mitigation strategies used in cyber security operations
Produce reports and briefs to provide an accurate depiction of the current threat landscape and associated risk. This is accomplished through the use of customer, community, and open source reporting
Provide analysis of correlated information sources
Facilitate the customer's posturing itself to aggressively investigate cyber activity targeting customer and client information and its information infrastructure
Assist the customer training department in the education of staff on the cyber threat
Liaison with other agency cyber threat analysis entities, such as intra-agency and inter- agency Cyber Threat Working Groups
Maintaining proficiency in the use and production of visualization charts, link analysis diagrams, and database queries
Analyze and report cyber threats as well as assist in deterring, identifying, monitoring, investigating and analyzing computer network intrusions.
Additional duties may include providing intrusion support to high technology investigations in the form of computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, data recovery, and network assessments by provided support to the malware, forensics and mitigation teams.
Meet and maintain customer required Information Assurance training compliance

Required Skills:
Existing Level 6: Public Trust - High Risk Background Investigation
US Citizenship

Willing to work rotating shifts
7+ years’ experience in Intelligence collection, analysis, and reporting process/procedures
7+ years hands-on experience in the detection, response, mitigation, and/or reporting of cyber threats affecting client networks and one or more of the following:
Experience in computer intrusion analysis and incident response;
Intrusion detection;
Computer network surveillance/monitoring;
Knowledge and understanding of network protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, and secure architectures;
Experience in computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery;
Computer network forensics.
System log analysis
Experience with current cyber threats and the associated tactics, techniques, and procedures used to infiltrate computer networks
Current experience with network intrusion detection and response operations (Protect, Defend, Respond and Sustain methodology)
Current experience with cyber threats and the associated tactics, techniques, and procedures used to infiltrate computer networks
Demonstrated ability to document processes.
The ability to respond to crises objectively.
Proficiency with MS Office Applications
Must be able to work collaboratively across agencies and physical locations

Desired Skills:
7+ year’s systems cyber security experience
Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management
Shell scripting experience
Experience with process development and deployment
Excellent writing skills
Prior experience working in one of the following highly desired:
Security Operations Center (SOC)/Network Operations Center (NOC)
Computer Emergency/Incident Response Team (CERT/CIRT)

Desired Certifications:
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) or
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or GIAC Incident Handler (GCIH) or GIAC Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
GIAC Certification Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Security Expert (GSE)

Required Education (including Major)
Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Science or related field. Must have a minimum of 7+ year’s experience or equivalent education and experience.


Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation and training solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business area generated $6.2 billion in 2018 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type
Public Trust Current

Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer/Management Information Systems
Cyber Jobs

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MD - Bethesda

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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