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Job #: R-00018080
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Requisition:

Sr Technical Exploitation Analyst

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking qualified, motivated Sr. Technical Exploitation Analysts for an exciting opportunity on a critical program supporting a wide range of intelligence mission areas.   The work location is primarily in the Washington Metro area, but certain positions may require some travel to other domestic or oversees locations. The position requires an active TS clearance with current SCI or SCI eligibility.

Primary Responsibilities:

The successful Sr. Technical Exploitation Analyst shall:

  • Develop and implement advanced/expert solutions to track enemy TTPs and exploit weaknesses in the use of anti-forensic tools
  • Deploy to assist in the conduct of Site Exploitation (SE) activities and provide technical support to field collection and other operational partner elements to include diverse set of technical exploitation tools & tradecraft; hardware exploitation; and firmware exploitation of non-mobile devices
  • Plan, integrate and execute full-spectrum technical exploitation plans, exercises, training and operations as required
  • Generate professional technical exploitation reports of interest to customers and the Intel Community
  • Coordinate, develop, and promulgate forensic and technical exploitation standards for IC assets while providing Subject Matter Expert-level technical support for partners and internal/external customers and forward-deployed platforms
  • Coordinate with partners, as necessary, on technical exploitation platform & training related issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Top Secret Clearance, SCI eligible
  • 4+ years' technical exploitation experience, such as computer forensics, DOMEX, reverse engineering and malware analysis
  • Ability to deploy to provide global technical exploitation response capabilities and expert multi-functional exploitation expertise
  • Experience applying software reverse engineering techniques to detect and identify malware on mobile devices
  • Experience applying hardware reverse engineering techniques to detect and identify unique attributes or modifications to known mobile device baselines
  • Ability to develop and implement solutions for advanced registry, artifact, and Internet history analysis; steganography and other data obfuscation detection and analysis; and to evaluate the latest forensic and technical exploitation tools for inclusion into USG processes
  • Experience in uncommon Operating System exploitation to include: Linux, Mac, and mobile device operating systems
  • Ability to support asset validation & credibility assessments by providing baseline assessments of mobile digital media, including but not limited to cellular telephones
  • Ability to perform digital forensic tool and script development, sector-level entity extraction, metadata extraction and analysis, network forensics and analysis
  • Ability to perform application and internet activities analysis to support source vetting, digital profiling, and other requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High School Diploma/GED and 10 years' relevant experience; Associate's degree and 8 years' relevant experience; Bachelor's degree and 6 years' relevant experience; or Master's degree and 4 years' relevant experience in a relevant field, from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EnCase EnCE, ACE FTK, GCFE, GCFA certification
  • Ability to execute cross-collection exploitation and analysis to include: discovery of applications of interest used across sets by target groups and discovery of TTPs employed by target groups
  • Ability to develop and implement advanced/expert solutions to  correlate results throughout information and IC holdings for link analysis; for technical exploitation tool and script development; for artifact pattern analysis, exploitation, and cross-set link analysis; to exploit and provide cross-set link analysis in the areas of communication tools and methods, social media, and messaging; and for emerging technology application analysis and exploitation

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Security




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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