Digital Forensics Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Citizen Security & Public Services


The Digital Forensics Analyst will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes.  Peraton’s DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate.  This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats.  Those supporting Peraton’s DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges.    


This role will be located in Rosslyn, VA. This role supports the Digital Forensic Lab Team.


Position Description:

  • Utilize industry-accepted forensic examination tools such as Cellebrite, Oxygen, EnCase, Axiom and Nuix to perform in-depth digital forensic analysis of various mobile and computer operating system, file systems, OS and third-party application Databases.
  • Conducts forensic examinations of digital evidence through the application of recognized scientific practices for the recognition, collection, analysis, and interpretation of digital evidence for criminal and civil law or regulatory purposes. 
  • Provides expert witness testimony; produces comprehensive reports, notes and illustrative exhibits for federal, state, and local judicial proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations to a lay audience.
  • Collaborate with other forensic analysts, and work closely with law enforcement officers, prosecutors and US attorneys to identify and recommend forensically-sounds procedures in imaging, analysis, and presentation of digital evidence in court.
  • Provide onā€scene forensic support in the field and knowledge of proper evidence handling, packaging and chain-of-custody procedures.
  • Stay abreast of trends in digital forensics, cybersecurity, forensic law, mobile devices, social media tools, mobile applications, and encryption technologies.




Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8-10 years experiences required. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain an interim Secret clearance before start date and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • At least one Forensic certification.  These can include those issued by SANS (GCFE, GASF), IACIS (CFCE, CMFE), Cellebrite (CCPA, CCME), NCFI (BCERT, MDE), or Opentext (EnCE).
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization; the ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and professionally with customers and peers
  • Ability to work independently while adhering to policy guidelines
  • Strong critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Experience developing technically detailed reports that translate complex technical information to non-technical audiences. 



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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