The KeyW Corporation Systems Assessor (Forensics) in Herndon, Virginia


KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


KeyW is seeking a system security assessor to support technical counter intelligence work for an IC customer. The selected candidate will be part of a small team performing a multitude of functions in a fast paced environment. These functions include:

  • Software Development

  • Training

  • Technology Assessment

  • Risk analysis

  • System evaluations

  • Forensics

  • Network analysis

  • System Administration

Specifically the assessor will do hardware and software assessment of various systems from a security and CI point of view. The team needs to be highly flexible and responsive to changing customer requirements. Team members, including the assessor, will be expected to fill different roles as the mission dictates.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with hardware and software assessment from the security and CI point of view

  • Experience working in an IC counter intelligence organization

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • A technical degree from an accredited college or university

Desired Skills:

  • One or more of the following

  • Demonstrated experience with packet capture tools such as Wireshark

  • Experience with network and IT system analysis and forensics tools

  • Extensive experience in the analysis and forensics of IT and networks

  • Technical training experience

Education: BS Degree in Computer Science & 10 years experience, or a related field or equivalent experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Clearance: Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph. Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

ID 2018-17982

# of Openings 2

Posted Date Information Technology

Default: Location : Location US-VA-Herndon

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon