• Senior Digital Forensic Analyst

    Job Location USA-VA-Chantilly
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/6/2018 1:58 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



    • Demonstrated experience in the field of digital media forensics
    • Understanding of computer file systems (primarily Windows, Linux)
    • In-depth experience with file system forensics
    • In-depth experience with mobile device forensics
    • In-depth experience with registry analysis
    • In-depth experience with Internet history analysis
    • Understanding of managing complex large data set analysis
    • In-depth experience with timeline analysis
    • Experience with forensic media imaging
    • In-depth experience with email analysis
    • In-depth experience with signature and hash analysis
    • Understanding of steganography and encryption detection and analysis
    • Demonstrated experience with forensics tools such as EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Cellbrite, Paraben
    • Strong documentation and written communication skills with technical report writing experience


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Digital Forensic Analyst to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to analyze information and intelligence relevant to threats facing the systems, infrastructure, and resources critical to the nation. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Digital Forensic Analyst will enhance their skill-set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 



    • Provides digital forensic examination supporting counterintelligence, insider threat and security cases
    • Conducts incident response procedures to triage and collect evidence with proper chain-of-custody
    • Creates forensic images on collected evidence in preparation for examination
    • Conducts forensic examination on a variety of digital media including Windows and Linux hard drives, thumb drives, media cards, cell phones and other mobile devices
    • Creates detailed notes on processes undertaken and develops narrative forensic reports
    • Assists the customer in developing new and innovative forensic processes and procedures
    • Operate and maintain digital forensic lab environment to include building/configuring workstations, installing/updating software, applying security patches and inventorying equipment



    • BS in Computer Forensics, Compuster Science, Management Information Systems or related
    • Industry standard certification(s) such as: DoD, CFCE, ACE, GIAC, EnCE
    • Forensic tool and script development
    • Programming experience
    • Law enforcement/counterintelligence investigation experience and understanding of search and seizure

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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