Cipher Tech Solutions
  • 28-Dec-2018 to 31-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Forensics
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Bethesda, MD with 4-6 months long OCONUS deployment periods.


Cipher Tech is seeking TOP SECRET cleared entry or mid-level forward-deployable digital forensic examiners (MEDEXCELLEX examiners) to join a team of experts who play a critical role in protecting national security.

Examiners will be based out of Bethesda, MD and, on an as-needed basis, serve 4 to 6-month long deployments to hazardous environments outside the continental United States (OCONUS) in direct support of our military customers.

Candidates must have at least 6-months of experience conducting digital forensic examinations outside of the classroom. Candidates must also have an active DoD TS clearance.

Candidates are expected to perform full-scope forensic examinations which include:

  • Forensic imaging and extraction
  • Advanced registry and internet history analysis
  • Data obfuscation and steganography detection and analysis
  • Large dataset analysis and target text searches
  • Byte-level entity extraction
  • Metadata extraction and analysis
  • Technical report generation

Accordingly, candidates must thoroughly understand the fundamentals of digital forensics and be comfortable using either EnCase or FTK. Additionally, we require at least one industry certification such as EnCE, ACE, CCE, or GIAC.

Candidates should thrive in stressful environments.


  • Must be a US Citizen with a TOP SECRET security clearance (no exceptions)
  • Must be willing to deploy to austere/hazardous environments for 4 to 6-month long periods.
  • Must have prior experience with conducting digital forensic exams
  • Must be fluent in either EnCase or FTK
  • Must have strong report writing skills
  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Forensics + 6 months of related experience (during which you must have performed actual digital forensic examinations).
  • Must hold at least one industry certification such as EnCE, ACE, CCE, or GIAC
  • Must be 8570 IAT compliant at Levels II or III. Any of the following certifications for these levels will be accepted: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH.


  • EnScript or Python scripting experience
  • Prior military or military contractor hazardous deployment experience 
  • Experience using various cellphone forensic tools such as Cellebrite or XRY 

ATTN All Military: You are highly encouraged to apply if you have an active Secret clearance and:

  • Army: MOS  35L, 35M, 35N, 35P, 35S and 31D or any of the 35 series, with or without an additional skills identifier of 1D: Digital Media Collector (DMC), or anyone with a Digital Forensics background
  • Navy:  MOS IS-3913 Navy Tactical Counter-Intelligence and Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) Specialist
  • Marines: MOS 0231 Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Police: MOS with an additional skills identifier of P7 Title: Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)
  • Other Branches: Any intelligence background with a specialization in Digital Forensics 


About Us

At the core of Cipher Tech Solutions, Inc. (Cipher Tech), you'll find a team of exceptionally talented engineers and software developers who are driven to solve the toughest problems facing national security today. Primarily acting as an engineering service provider, Cipher Tech provides a variety of technical experts to government customers for injection into new or preexisting teams, both on and off customer sites, that are charged with moving the mission forward through applied technology.

Expanding the company's workforce to include a cadre of well-trained digital forensic examiners became a necessity as our military customers, impressed with our forensic software development expertise, asked us to expand the scope of our support.

Today, Cipher Tech provides our customers with a targeted blend of investigative, analytical, and engineering staff all focused narrowly on the field of digital forensics. Embedded directly with the customers we support, we work efficiently and effectively to deliver support for both strategic and tactical mission sets.

Help us meet our customer's demands and find out why we're excited to go to work each and every day.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.



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