Cyber Host Forensic Analyst IV

Arlington, Virginia, USA

The DHS’s Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) secures the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. HIRT provides DHS’s front line response for cyber incidents and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity. Raytheon Technologies (RTX), as a prime contractor to DHS, performs HIRT investigations to develop a preliminary diagnosis of the severity of breaches. RTX provides HIRT remote and onsite advanced technical assistance, proactive hunting, rapid onsite incident response, and immediate investigation and resolution using host-based and network-based cybersecurity analysis capabilities. Contract personnel provide front line response for digital forensics/incident response (DFIR) and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity.  Raytheon Technologies Intelligence & Space (RIS) are seeking Host Forensics Analysts to support this critical customer mission.


– Assisting Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations

– Providing technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary

– Writing in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel

– Supporting forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements.

– Assisting with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation

– Planning, coordinating and directing the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence

– Distilling analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports

– Serving as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explaining investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols

– Tracking and documenting on-site incident response activities and providing updates to leadership throughout the engagement

– Evaluating, extracting and analyzing suspected malicious code

Required Skills:

– U.S. Citizenship

– Must have an active TS/SCI clearance

– Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

– 10+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic investigations using leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools

– Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images)

– Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting digital forensics findings

– Experience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks

– Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocols

– Skilled in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages

– Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities

– Knowledgeable in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources

– Must be able to travel domestically on short notice

– Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations.

Desired Skills:

– Experience with or knowledge of two or more of the following tools:

— EnCase



— X-Ways

— Volatility

— WireShark

— Sleuth Kit/Autopsy

— Splunk

— Snort

— Other EDR Tools (Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Etc)

– Proficiency with conducting all-source research.

Required Education:

BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics experience

Desired Certifications:


Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.


This position is eligible for a Sign On Bonus dependent on the candidates skill.


This position is eligible for Relocation.


Arlington, VA






Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Cyber Host Forensic Analyst IV