The Defense & Intelligence Group has a current opening for a Computer Security Investigator/Malware Candidate at our Customer site in St. Louis, MO.
The essential responsibilities and duties include, establishing and maintaining a malware analysis laboratory. Investigate suspected instances of waste, fraud and abuse; data spills; and network penetrations of the customer's information systems. The candidate will make recommendations for hardware, software, and policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the entire customer network. The investigator uses a variety of forensics and intrusion detection tools to conduct forensic examination activities including assisting in the analysis of various types of network, computer and technology devices which may contain digital evidence. The selected candidate will provide computer incident and violation response support, and will participate in technical meetings and working groups to address issues related to computer security, protection against malware, and other vulnerabilities. Thoroughly investigate instances of malicious code to determine attack vector and payload, and to determine the extent of damage and data exfiltration; provide detailed report of findings. Conduct reverse-engineering for known and suspected malware files. Develop analysis and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware that will mitigate malware intrusions. Identifies risks to computer systems and makes recommendations for corrective actions. External Referral Eligible.
Required Skills and Knowledge: All applicants must have an active TS/SCI clearance and agree to undergo a Polygraph examination to be considered for this position. Candidates must possess a minimum of 10+ years of technical experience working in a malware/systems vulnerability environment. The applicant should have knowledge of modern Windows Server platforms and desktop operating systems. Applicants should have experience eradicating computer viruses and malicious code and finding retrieving, analyzing, preserving, and maintaining digital information from computers and network equipment. The successful candidate must have experience using computer forensics tools EnCase Forensics and EnCase Enterprise, and HB Gary products to include Responder, Digital DNA, and Recon, and network analysis tools such as Wireshark and TCP Dump. The candidate should have an in-depth working knowledge in DOD and IC intelligence regulations, be familiar with intelligence oversight principles, must possess excellent writing and briefing skills, and be capable of providing polished analysis documentation.
Education: BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related science field preferred with 10+ years' experience in computer science, software engineering, information security fundamentals or general IT.
Desired Skills: The candidate should possess excellent analytical skills to assess the organization's security policies, systems and practices, and to identify potential risks. Requires a high level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills to detect and prevent minor errors that could lead to security breaches. Have an understanding of how various attacks work at the memory and register level. Experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems and various programming and scripting languages are desired. Experience utilizing Microsoft SQL server, BindView and ArcSight would be beneficial. Proficiency using MS-Office tool suite is desired, as is knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite applications and uses. Prior experience with network intrusion is desired. Experience authoring and executing plans and programs at the headquarters or agency level is beneficial.
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.