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Jacobs Forensics and Malware Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Your Impact:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application. Our hiring team will not start the interview evaluation process until award.

  • Support the incident triage process through the examination and analysis of digital evidence and artifacts. Use a variety of tools to investigate incidents and take immediate action or recommend a course of action to safeguard the client’s system. Coordinate and collaborate with the Intrusion Detection and Incident Response Teams to assist in the containment, eradication and recovery of incidents, and facilitate the development of new signatures and indicators to prevent future attacks against the client.

  • Conduct immediate host-based and network-based forensic examinations on security incidents as they arise to determine the root cause and to reconstruct a timeline of events to facilitate incident response and recovery.

  • Conduct malware analysis and reverse engineering as directed in a safe and secure Government environment in accordance with the Forensics and Malware Analysis Operations Guide.

  • Conduct forensic collection and analysis of all Judiciary supported devices, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, and Apple workstations, servers, as well as IOS and Android mobile devices, both online and offline, in support of the SOC Incident Response process.

  • Provide clear and concise support to the customer.

  • Coordinate and provide direct support to the incident response process utilizing forensic information to support incident response and recovery.

  • Document all communications and actions in the SOC ticketing system in response to assigned incidents.

  • Perform appropriate event escalation for events, notifications, and non-responsiveness from customers.

  • Test new versions of forensic software for forensic validity before use in production environment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications

Digital Forensics Technicians must be able to perform the tasks and meet the skills, knowledge and abilities as described in NIST Special Publication 800-181 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework for the role of Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst (Work Role ID: IN-FOR-002).

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or comparative experience

Certification Requirements:

  • Must have at least one (1) certification in the field of information security from a respectable security organization. Desirable certifications include, but not limited to: GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, ACE, CFCE, GREM, CEH or other equivalent certification

Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Forensics and Malware Analysis experience

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

Work assignments vary based on client requirements.

Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions

Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

Equipment and Machines

General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

May require operating motor vehicles.

Attendance

Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory.

It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required.

You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise

You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work

Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions

Travel

Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.

Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.

Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and supplemental language. at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

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