Cyber Forensic Specialist 3
Full-time or Part-time:Full Time
Open Date:6/11/2017
Requisition Code:201706-1205
Job Description

Cyber Malware Analyst 3/4



: United States-Virginia-McLean

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Clearance Type: Top Secret


: 1st Shift


: Yes, 10 % of the Time



Do you desire a patriotic role and the chance to defend our nation’s cyber infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? If so, then look to join the Catapult Consultants team.


The Cyber Malware Analyst 3/4 position will be located in McLean, VA.  This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Position Description:


·        Selected candidate will collect and analyze event information and perform threat or target analysis duties.

·        Provides operations for persistent monitoring on a 24/7 basis of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems.

·        Interprets, analyzes, and reports all events and anomalies in accordance with Computer Network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events.

·        Manages and executes first-level responses and addresses reported or detected incidents.

·        Reports to and coordinates with external organizations and authorities.

·        Coordinates and distributes directives, vulnerability, and threat advisories to identified consumers.

·        Provides daily summary reports of network events and activities and delivers metric reports.

·        Recommend counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications that exploit customer communication systems.

·        Conduct reverse engineering for known and suspected malware files.

·        Develop analysis and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and or software that will mitigate malware intrusions.

·        Develop policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the entire computer network.

·        Assist in the development and delivery of malware security awareness products and briefings.




Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.  This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.  This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or 4.


·        A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years related technical experience required for the level 3 role. 

·        A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 9 years related technical experience required for the level 4 role.

·        Active Top Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI is required.  In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment.

·        Experience developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.

·        Experience serves as an organizational spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.

·        Experience in reverse engineering.

·        Debugging and Debugger experience.

·        Disassembling/disassemblers experience.


Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:


·        DHS EOD.

·        MSCE, CCNA, CCNO, or CISSP Certification.

Catapult Consultants is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Abilities Required:
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel while typing at a computer keyboard.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, or lift objects up to 10 pounds.
• The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The vision requirements include: close vision.
EEO Statement
Catapult Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in a dignified work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. It’s our policy to recruit, employ, retain, compensate, train, promote, discipline, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based solely on qualifications, performance, and competence. This policy reflects our belief that providing equal opportunities for all employees is a both our legal and moral responsibility, and good management practice.

All employees and applicants are treated without regard to age, sex, color, religion, race, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, current or future military status, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or familial status, disability or any other status protected by law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.