Cyber Forensics Subject Matter Expert in Raleigh, NC

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Applied Research Associates Inc   •  

Raleigh, NC 27601

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 57 days ago

This job is no longer available.


At ARA, we strive to find valuable colleagues with not only to give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. As a Cyber Forensics Subject Matter Expert on our team, you will be responsible for developing technology critical to the success of our projects as well as national security

ARA seeks a Cyber Forensics Subject Matter Expert in support of Test and Evaluation (T&E) efforts. The successful candidate will have a passion to apply cyber security techniques to new domains, and will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary group and collaborating across research teams.


  • Works across several research teams to advance the state-of-the-art in cyber defense and offense.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for network forensics and exploitation technologies

Cyber Forensics Subject Matter Expert Required Qualifications:

  • The selectee demonstrates solid decision making and problem solving skills, ability to react quickly, and technical proficiency in several of the following areas: - Operating systems (Windows and/or Unix/Linux) - Network analysis - Penetration testing - Network security - Incident response - Computer and network forensics - Network administration - Vulnerability and malware analysis - Low level protocol and packet analysis - Scripting and/or programming.
  • This position is well-suited for individuals who enjoy visiting network security websites, attending conferences such as Black Hat / DEFCON, setting up and maintaining their own network or competing in Capture the Flag events.
  • 7 years or more experience in an engineering/network development environment supporting multiple concurrent tasks/projects, with demonstrated success in areas involving cyber forensics.
  • Excellent technical communications and leadership skills are required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or Physics.

Cyber Forensics Subject Matter Expert Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have a sophisticated knowledge of software protection mechanisms, extensive knowledge of low-level software development including network protocol design and development, kernel module development, compiler design and development, virtualization and emulation technologies, cloud computing environments, and should be well-versed in multiple programming languages and comfortable learning new languages and language variants.
  • Master's degree or higher.
  • TS clearance with SCI eligibility

Due to the work you'll perform and interactions with intelligence community and DoD programs you will need to be a US citizen with an active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance.

Raleigh, NC is the office location with frequent travel to the Aberdeen/Southern Pines, NC offices and various facilities to interact with the government teams.

ARA is known for their ability to bring technical concepts to capability through research, development, and engineering. Our missions support the U.S. warfighter through Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyber, and space system initiatives. Our technological developments touch all warfighting domains. Our team of professionals are able to rapidly prototype, conduct test and evaluation, and provide acquisition, installation, and in-service engineering support.

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,100 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace, in 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally Southeast Division has its own Women's Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women in order to maximize career and professional accomplishments. Our division is also very socially oriented with activities for our employees ranging from attending a local baseball game in the summer to monthly get-togethers, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments and so on! For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at




Bachelors or better.



7-9 years: Relevant work experience

5 years: Extensive Software Development experience with emphasis on supporting Anti-Virus efforts.

Licenses & Certifications


Security Clear Top Secret


Cert Ethical Hacker

Valid Through: 2019-9-16