Forensic Examiner- Computer Forensic

Job Description

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony’s principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth.



Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is seeking Forensic Examiner(s) to join itsGlobal Information Security and Privacy organization Northern Virginia. This position will report to the Director, Data Forensics, and be a part of the forensics and incident response teams responsible for forensic acquisition, triage, examination and remediation of security events.  This position will provide the successful applicant with a challenging and rewarding career opportunity within a global information security operations environment.

  • Conduct computer and mobile device forensic examinations, including preservation, acquisition, and analysis of digital evidence
  • Investigate network and computer intrusions to identify root cause and generate indicators of compromise
  • Generate high quality forensic reports and synopses presenting complex technical processes and findings clearly and concisely to non-technical staff member.
  • Collaborate and coordinate across the firm with leadership and stakeholders, including IT and incident response organizations, as well as other forensic and intrusion analysts 
Qualifications – Required:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience performing forensic acquisition and examination of Windows, Unix/Linux, and Macintosh-based computers and servers, as well as mobile devices including smartphones
  • Minimum 2 years of forensics experience in support of investigations including intrusions, data theft, and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), 
  • Broad understanding of multiple forensic platforms and tools – EnCase, FTK, X-Ways Forensics, Paraben, Cellebrite, XRY, Volatility, Sleuthkit, Blackbag tools, and various Open Source forensic tools.
  • Hands-on experience performing the following types of analyses:
  • Network and security log analysis and correlation, including Microsoft Windows and Exchange servers, firewalls, IDS and IDP systems, SEIMs (McAfee, IBM, Splunk, etc.), proxy servers
  • Working knowledge of  computer/server hardware and storage configurations (i.e., file and database servers, SANs, RAID, hypervisors and VMs)
  • Knowledge of basic programming using Python, Perl, or Shell scriptin
  • Strong oral and written communication skill
  • Ability to travel as required, up to 10% 
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA 
Qualifications – Desired: 
  • Experience testifying in court and providing expert testimony in court proceedings
  • Evidence handling and chain-of-custody procedures
  • Malware analysis, sandboxing, and software reverse engineering
  • Forensic lab management experience, including infrastructure (hardware and software), processes, procedures, and supporting documentation based on industry best practices
  • Big data and cloud storage and processing experience, including AWS (EC2, S3, etc.), Hadoop, Acumulo, Cloudera, Pig, Hive, Impala, etc.
  • Text processing and search technologies experience including Elasticsearch, Lucene, Solr, Nutch, LSI, LDA, clustering, etc. 
  • Data mining and machine learning experience including Weka, RapidMiner, R, SAS, etc.
  • Software engineering and object-oriented (Java, C++) software development experience
  • Proficiency with SQL query language, relational, and NoSQL databases
Certifications – Desired: 
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst
  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • GIAC Penetration Tester
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) 
Education/Degree Requirement: 
  • BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Information Systems, or
  • BS Forensics Science, Investigative Forensics, or related
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, obligation to serve in the armed forces of the United States, citizenship, disabled veteran status, Vietnam era status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


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