Host Based Systems Analyst Lead IV | Systems Analyst

at Abbtech Professional Resources
Location Arlington, VA
Date Posted January 8, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Host Based Systems Analyst Lead IV

Location: Arlington, VA

Clearance: An existing TS/SCI Clearance is required, existing DHS Suitability is desired

The Host Based Systems Analyst Lead requires proficiency and proven capability in the below areas:


  • Assisting Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations
  • Providing technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary
  • Writing in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel
  • Supporting forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis, and reporting in support of onsite engagements.
  • Assisting with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
  • Planning, coordinating, and directing the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence
  • Distilling analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
  • Serving as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explaining investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols
  • Tracking and documenting on-site incident response activities and providing updates to leadership throughout the engagement
  • Evaluating, extracting, and analyzing suspected malicious code

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 8+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic investigations using leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools
  • Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images)
  • Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting digital forensics findings
  • Experience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks
  • Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocols
  • Skilled in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledgeable in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with or knowledge of two or more of the following tools: --- EnCase --- FTK --- SIFT --- X-Ways --- Volatility --- WireShark --- Sleuth Kit/Autopsy --- Splunk --- Snort --- Other EDR Tools (Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Etc)
  • Proficiency with conducting all-source research.
  • Desired Certifications: GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSP

Required Education:

BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and 8 years of experience or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics experience

ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans

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