Cyber Host Forensic Analyst IV – Security Clearance Required


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United States of America


VA149: 1110 N Glebe Road Arlington 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 630, Arlington, VA, 22201 USA

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The Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services (CIS) business provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our capabilities include cyber space operations, cyber defense and resiliency, vulnerability research, ubiquitous technical surveillance, data intelligence, lifecycle mission enablement, and software modernization. CIS brings disruptive technologies, agility, and competitive offerings to customers in the intelligence community, defense, civil, and commercial markets.
The DHS’s Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) secures the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. HIRT provides DHS’s front line response for cyber incidents and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity. CIS, as a prime contractor to DHS, performs HIRT investigations to develop a preliminary diagnosis of the severity of breaches. CIS provides HIRT remote and onsite advanced technical assistance, proactive hunting, rapid onsite incident response, and immediate investigation and resolution using host-based and network-based cybersecurity analysis capabilities. Contract personnel provide front line response for digital forensics/incident response (DFIR) and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity. CIS are seeking Host Forensics Analysts to support this critical customer mission.


– 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

– 10+ 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 travel domestically on short notice

– Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations.

Desired Skills:

– Experience with or knowledge of two or more of the following tools:

— EnCase



— X-Ways

— Volatility

— WireShark

— Sleuth Kit/Autopsy

— Splunk

— Snort

— Other EDR Tools (Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Etc)

– Proficiency with conducting all-source research.

Required Education:

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

Desired Certifications:


Arlington, VA




The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD – 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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