Computer Forensics Specialist

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Required Skills:

  • Subject matter expert in the field of digital media exploitation or forensics
  • Understanding of hardware configurations and comfort with disassembling and reassembling computers and periphery devices
  • Understanding of hard drive architecture and connection types
  • Understanding of computer file systems
  • In-depth experience with file system forensics
  • In-depth experience with registry analysis  In-depth experience with Internet history analysis
  • Understanding of steganography and encryption detection and 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
  • Experience with forensics tools such as EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, iLook, etc.
  • Strong documentation and written communication skills with technical report writing experience
  • Industry standard certification(s) such as: CFCE, EnCE, ACE, GIAC, DoD


Desired Skills:

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Hard drive and/or cellular phone repair skills
  • Forensic tool and script development
  • Metadata extraction and analysis
  • Network and intrusion analysis
  • Mobile/Cellular device analysis
  • Forensic video analysis
  • Digital forensic instructor
  • Software development
  • Database analysis/development
  • Reverse engineering
  • Application analysis
  • Malware analysis
  • Network forensics
  • Intrusion analysis
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Social networking analysis
  • Law enforcement investigation
  • Finished intelligence report writing

Applicant must have a Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph.  Applicant will be subject to a 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Computer Forensics Specialist.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.




  • Provides technical forensic support for federated, internal, and global external customers.
  • Conducts exploitation processes on a variety of media including hard drives, thumb drives, and memory cards.
  • Conducts imaging and data extraction processes on a variety of media including hard drives, thumb drives, and memory cards.
  • Creates detailed notes on processes undertaken and develops intelligence-based reporting.
  • Provides testing and evaluation of emerging trends in digital forensics software and hardware and assists the customer in developing new and innovative forensic processes and procedures.
  • Conducts peer reviews of other examiners’ reporting and serves as a mentor for less experienced examiners.



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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