Forensics and Malware Analyst SME

Full Time W/Benefits Ret Match
Location : Location
US-DC Metro Area
Security Clearance
Public Trust

Overview/ Job Responsibilities

Sev1Tech is looking for a Forensics/Malware Analyst SME to play a role on a very large program involving network, cybersecurity, and cloud operations and engineering support services to a government customer with a significant mission for security and public safety. The contract will encompass a wide range of tasks across Program Management; Monitoring, Analysis and Incident Response; Tier 3 Engineering and O&M; and Field Engineering technical support.  Work will be executed in the National Capital Region, in Stennis, Mississippi; Chandler, Arizona; and other locations in the U.S and occasionally OCONUS.


We're looking for a Forensics/Malware Analyst SME to conduct malware investigations and operations. Candidates will apply their technical and professional skill-sets to examine malware from various sources and perform appropriate analysis to improve cyber incident responses. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct Mal-ware investigations and operations
  • Examine submitted malware from cyber incident reporting and other sources
  • Perform forensic analysis of digital information and gathers methods, indicators of compromise (IOC), evidence of Advanced Persistence Threat (APT) threat actors, trends, and mitigations
  • Leverage scanning tools (i.e., VirusTotal) to conduct suspicious file scanning; performing queries, pivoting on indicators, and malware analysis on characteristics (Message-Digest Algorithm 5 (MD5), Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA1), file size, file name, file paths, etc.)
  • Use forensically sound procedures to identify network computer intrusion evidence and identifies perpetrators
  • Contribute to cyber incident responses and other DoD Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) products
  • Contribute to the general knowledge base of intelligence used to develop or enhance tools
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior analysts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related degree with eight (8) or more years of experience; MS with six (6) or more years of experience; or PhD with three (3) or more years of experience
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to thrive and excel in a sense-of-urgency environments
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with evidence custody and control procedures
  • Knowledge of IOCs and APT threat actors
  • Experience performing malware analysis and suspicious performing file scanning
  • Experience performing forensic analysis
  • Proven ability to clearly write and communicate
  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or complete it before starting billable work: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP
  • Clearance Requirement: Public Trust clearance or higher; Public Trust clearance with Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) or Customs & Border Protection (CBP) preferred

Desired Qualifications

  • DHS experience
  • DoD and or Intel experience
  • Experience using VirusTotal, Jira, Splunk and other similar tools


About Sev1Tech LLC

Founded in 2010, Sev1Tech provides IT, engineering, and program management solutions delivery. Sev1Tech focuses on providing program and IT support services to critical missions across Federal and Commercial Clients. Our Mission is to Build better companies. Enable better government. Protect our nation. Build better humans across the country.


Join the Sev1Tech family where you can achieve great accomplishments while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #joinSev1tech


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Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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