Computer Forensics Analyst

Intelligent Waves has an immediate opportunity for a Computer Forensics Analyst to perform a variety of highly technical analyses and procedures dealing with the collection, processing, preservation, analysis, and presentation of computer-related evidence, and is responsible for disseminating and reporting cyber-related activities, conducting and recovering information from computers and data storage devices. Computer forensic analysts use forensic tools and investigative methods to find specific electronic data focused on the post intrusion analysis of computers and other electronic devices. Conducts incident response activities as directed in order to identify root cause of compromise. Their specific role is to determine whether or not a computer has been compromise with unauthorized root access, methodologies used to gain access, collect any malware samples and discover leads into other compromises. Must also be able to support mitigation and remediation activities to isolate threats and bring systems back into operation. Will provide technical reports of ongoing or completed investigations. Will conduct exams on compromised computers, servers and networks. The candidate will operate in a TS/SCI facility and subject to working shifts.


Execute post-intrusion analysis of digital/electronic media to identify who, what, when, where and how the intrusion transpired
Provide technical reports following post-intrusion analysis
Perform analytical analysis, focused on datasets such as computer operating system logs, pen trap and trace data, firewall logs and server logs using network theory and data mining concepts to reveal relationships, patterns, trends and statistics, link analysis, timeline analysis, and data visualization techniques
Execute technical profiling to analyze user accounts, network data, and computer systems to provide operational assessments such as technical capability, signature attribution, network surveys, system change detection and anti-forensic methods detection.
Adhere to cyber forensics “chain of custody” procedures and maintain detailed logs of activities.
Work as a member of a highly skilled team.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Cybersecurity
Minimum of 3 years of experience in computer forensics and incident response
Certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH or GIAC Certified Incident Handler – GCIH
Industry Level Certification in EnCase or Access Data FTK
Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) certifications are desired but not required

Personal Attributes:

Requires competence with forensic practices and procedures and evidence handling
Must possess competence in conducting live analysis on networks
Must demonstrate knowledge of all operating systems, information systems security, network architectures, general database concepts, document management; hardware and software components, electronic mail systems, and current malware trends
Experience conducting security assessments is desirable.
Must possess written and oral reporting skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and customers at geographically dispersed sites is essential.
Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
The flexibility to work during crisis situations
The ability to lift up to 30 lbs. or more of technical equipment

Since 2006, Intelligent Waves has remained committed to providing quality engineering and intelligence solutions to our clients and it all starts with YOU. Intelligent Waves provides a great and generous benefits package to include medical, dental and vision, a 100% company funded HRA to cover healthcare deductibles, paid sick & vacation leave and, 100% company paid life & disability packages. We also invest in our employees’ futures by providing a matching 401K contributions with vesting starting from DAY 1, technical training, tuition bonuses, and much, much more.

Clearance Statement: Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, Intelligent Waves will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.


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