Digital Forensics Engineer III

Cyber Security
Top Secret




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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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.


Peraton is looking for a Digital Forensic Examiner to analyze electronic media in support of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), focused on sensitive on-going criminal investigations and operations.  Using a wide variety of forensic tools, the Digital Forensic Analyst examines the hard drives of computers, storage devices, cell phones, PDA's, or any electronic device that may hold evidence that could be used in a court of law. Performs forensic analysis of digital information and gathers and handles evidence. Performs a variety of forensic and electronic discovery services, including digital evidence preservation, forensic analysis, data recovery, tape recovery, electronic mail extraction, and database examination. Employs forensic tools and techniques to crack files and system passwords, detect steganography and recover deleted, fragmented and corrupted data from digital media of all types. Observes proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings in a manner suitable for courtroom presentation and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports. May be required to testify in federal/military court as expert witnesses.


Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a BA/BS in Computer Science, Forensic Science or related fields with 5-7 years relevant experience; or 3-5 years experience with MS/MA; or 0-2 years with PhD  
  • At least 4 years experience conducting digital forensics on a variety of media, including Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS 
  • Experience writing Technical Reports, detailing results of analysis 
  • Experience with EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, Axiom, Forensic Explorer, Cellebrite and other forensic tools 
  • Formalized training in the areas of computer science, forensics, etc. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with virtual environment
  • TS clearance required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Industry specific digital forensic certifications (i.e. CCE, CFCE, GCFA, GCFE, etc)

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


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.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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