Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


1-190717-9342: Computer Forensic Scientist
LocationOverseas - Italy - Vicenza
Open Date7/17/2019
  
JOB DESCRIPTION

SOSi is seeking a Computer Forensic Scientist to join a large intelligence technical support program in Europe. The Computer Forensic Scientist works within several theater operational projects that directly support the Cyber Forensic mission and works as a Computer Forensic Subject Matter Expert. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES 

  • The Computer Forensics Scientist requires a high level of competency in the computer science and information security fields. Must have a solid understanding of modern forensic methods
  • Must have a firm grasp of current requirements for the introduction of scientific results into U.S. legal proceedings
  • Conduct computer forensic examinations for a Department of Defense (DoD) agency
  • Works with contractor personnel, U.S. Government (USG) special agents, military personnel, attorneys, and others as they investigate computer related incidents directed against the USG and DoD or as they support other USG and DoD activities
  • Conduct computer forensic examinations using in-house processes and modern forensic tools. Conduct validation testing of digital forensic tools
  • Maintain evidentiary chain-of custody and perform digital data acquisition of a wide variety of digital mediums
  • Research and document new cyber forensic technologies, techniques, and procedures. Maintain awareness of technology platforms that can be used for malicious or hostile actions directed against the USG or DoD
  • Document examination results and findings, assisting in the overall investigation of an incident, and testify in legal or administrative proceedings as needed
  • Conduct forensic exams of computers, servers, and portable electronic devices
  • Proficiency in conducting live analysis on systems, and use of multiple platforms is desired. Must be competent in searching for information that may have been deleted, hidden or lost in large datasets
  • Work within existing cyber forensics laboratory with small team.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with a wide variety of computer operating systems and network environments including Windows, OS X, and Linux
  • Knowledge of additional platforms a plus.
  • Must have understanding of general information systems security, network architectures, database concepts, e-mail systems, Office, common intrusion tools and techniques, and commercial off-the-shelf computer forensic tools
  • A solid understanding and experience with Windows Forensic Examinations using the EnCase forensic platform is required
  • Must possess the ability to write reports of findings for potential use in legal and administrative proceedings and to verbally explain findings to less-experienced non-technical persons. Excellent analytical skills and be able to multi-task efficiently. Prior experience as an expert-witness in digital forensics a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with small group
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Current DOD Top Secret with SCI Access (TS/SCI)
  • Master’s degree in a related field and 3 years of specialized experience in computer forensics; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 6 years of specialized experience in computer forensics; OR
  • 10 years of computer forensics experience 

Specialized Experience 

  • Demonstrated understanding of computer network penetration testing and techniques; computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery; computer intrusion analysis and incident response, intrusion detection; computer network surveillance/monitoring; network protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, and secure architectures. The Computer Forensic Scientist must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing to include IIRs, must possess a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), and must be able to work as a member of a team. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in a foreign language
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Working conditions are normal for an office environment