Digital Forensics and Incident Response Engineer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4118
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Do you have experience in IT security and a strong background in Incident Response and Forensics?


Valiant Solutions is seeking a Digital Forensics and Incident Response Engineer  to join our team supporting a large Federal client.  Our client is very innovative and this provides very interesting systems to assess with a range of new technologies, particularly in the cloud space.This is your opportunity to join a busy Security Engineering team delivering cutting-edge solutions to a fantastic Government client. Specialized experience in incident response, management of the APTs, forensic analysis, and handling of evidentiary data is key for this challenging and rewarding role. This role will be responsible for all activity related to incident response and management, forensic analysis, and other emerging enterprise-wide IT challenges.  Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! 


We are seeking a motivated individual as this team in constantly evolving and is currently evolving cloud security solutions in AWS. You’ll be passionate about what you do and will be able to work autonomously to engineer your way out of problems. The IR/Forensics SME shall be responsible for all activity related to incident response and management, forensic analysis and other emerging enterprise-wide IT challenges.


This position can be located in Washington DC, Kansas City MO, or Fort Worth, TX and allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute benefit. 100% remote can be considered for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's.



  • Bachelors or greater in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Systems Engineering
  • 8+ years of specialized experience in incident response, management of the APT, forensic analysis, and handling of evidentiary data with the most recent experience in the past 4 years.
  • Ability to identify malware characteristics, and conduct reverse engineering in x86 and x64 assembly
  • Ability to demonstrate and conduct Windows memory forensics techniques to analyze malware threats.
  • Strong knowledge in malware code and behavioral analysis.
  • Working knowledge in SIFT, REMnux, or other similar frameworks.
  • Experience in Presentation and Reporting of Evidence and Analysis
  • Experience in File System Timeline Analysis
  • Experience in Live Incident Response and Volatile Evidence Collection
  • Experience in Advanced Windows Registry Analysis
  • Experience in Forensic Imaging and Filesystem Media Analysis
  • Experience performing IR, Forensics, and Post mortem reports in cloud environments (AWS especially).
  • Experience performing Advanced Network Event and Protocol analysis and timeline reconstruction


Preferred Certifications:

o AWS Solution Architect 

o SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

o SANS GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)

o SANS GIAC Network Forensics Analyst (GNFA)

o SANS GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)

o SANS GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

o Carnegie Melon Certified Computer Incident Handler (CSIH)

o IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)

o ISFCE Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)



About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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