Network Threat Forensics Support Specialist - Sr

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Job Category:
Intelligence Analysis
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Leidos has a career opening for a Senior Networks and Threat Forensics Support Specialist located in Columbia, MD.


Perform analysis to support cyber operations. Collaborate with analytical counterparts and across the U.S. Intelligence Community; apply knowledge of network fundamentals, open-source tools, and current implementation of those technologies in order to devise all-source analytic/collection strategies to pursue access and exploitation of targets of interest. Perform all-source intelligence analyses of cyber activities to identify entities of interest; their methods, motives, and capabilities; determine malicious behavior; and recognize emergent patterns and linkages to visualize the larger picture of cyber-based operations. The analyst should also have familiarity with computer networking technologies and transmission schemes so as to perform technical analysis against target systems and networks, characterize target network capabilities and vulnerabilities, and support development of new techniques to exploit targets. Proficient with generating SNORT and other intrusion detection signatures.  Perform extensive post-mission, produce technical intelligence reports in support of special programs and provide expertise and leadership to the team in the development of analytical models and assessments.  Duties may include writing forensics and/or incident response reports, investigating computer attacks, and extracting data from electronic systems and training team members on analysis, tools or reporting.



UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED.  THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN ACTIVE TOP SECRET/SCI WITH POLYGRAPH CLEARANCE.  Bachelor's degree in related field (or equivalent work experience) and 12+ years related experience.  Work experience in network and vulnerability analysis.  Work experience must include 5 years of network and vulnerability experience within the DoD/IC.


Experience in Network and Vulnerability Analysis

Intel Community Experience

Proven ability to work independently

Ability to accurately evaluate systems for potential technical and operational vulnerabilities

Identify evidence of computer network intrusions

Experience in intrusion detection signatures for multiple platforms

Experience in CNO and SIGINT tools, and databases of customer mission set

Expertise to perform technical analysis and capture results through formal documentation

SME in one or more fields related to intel analysis and computer networking technologies



Strong leadership with strong written and verbal communication skills.  Self motivated, creative, willing to work as a member of a team, organized and able to manage individual schedules. Proficient with specific or single IC Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination processes. Proficient with internet research and interpreting complex information. Ability to work in a dynamic environment and non-standard hours when needed.


External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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