Leidos Sr Security Forensic Investigator in SPRINGFIELD, Virginia


The Intelligence & Homeland Security Group has a current opening for a Sr. Security IT/Forensic Investigator at our Customer site in Springfield, VA

Job Description: The Security IT/Forensic Investigator investigates suspected instances of waste, fraud and abuse; data spills; and network penetrations of the customer's information systems. The investigator uses a variety of forensics and intrusion detection tools to conduct forensic examination activities including assisting in the analysis of various types of network, computer and technology devices which may contain digital evidence. The selected candidate will provide computer incident and violation response support, and will participate in technical meetings and working groups to address issues related to computer security, protection against malware, and other vulnerabilities. The selected candidate will also investigate alerts identified by various security appliances and review audit logs to determine if an incident has occurred. The candidate will use best practices to document and preserve digital evidence for legal proceedings.


Required Skills and Knowledge: All applicants must have an active TS/SCI clearance and agree to undergo a Polygraph examination to be considered for this position. Minimum 11+ years of technical experience working in a client/server environment. The applicant should have knowledge in the proper use of computer forensics and security compliance tools, and experience conducting network based incident investigations. The applicant should have experience with Guidance Software toolsets to include EnCase Forensics and EnCase Enterprise, and have demonstrated understanding of client/server architecture and TCP/IP protocols. The applicant should have knowledge of modern Windows Server platforms and desktop operating systems. The applicant should have experience maintaining "chain of custody" by following standard rules of digital evidence. The candidate should have an in-depth working knowledge in DOD and IC intelligence regulations, be familiar with intelligence oversight principles, must possess superior writing and briefing skills, and be capable of providing polished analysis documentation.

Education: BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related science field preferred. A minimum of 11 years' experience in computer science, software engineering, information security fundamentals or general IT. Additional experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

Desired Skills: Have an understanding of how various attacks work at the memory and register level. Experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems and various programming and scripting languages are desired. Experience utilizing Microsoft SQL server, BindView and ArcSight would be beneficial. Proficiency using MS-Office tool suite is desired, as is knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite applications and uses. Prior experience with network intrusion is desired. Experience authoring and executing plans and programs at the headquarters or agency level is beneficial.

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.