Forensic Expert-SME – Baltimore

Haystackllc is seeking a Forensic Expert for a position that requires a significant understanding of forensic computer analysis as well as intelligence analysis skills (analytical methodology and practice, writing and production, briefing, identification of knowledge gaps, etch.) The team member will be responsible to reconstruct and analyze digital information to aid in data recover. This includes ability to recover data like documents, photos, and emails from computer hard drives and other data storage devices, such as zip and flash drives. That have been deleted, damaged or otherwise manipulated. The team member will use forensic tools and investigate methods to find specific electronic data, including internet use history, word processing documents, images, and other files. They will use their technical skills to hunt for files and information that have been hidden, deleted, or lost.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of related experience.


  1. 8+ years of experience in technical analysis, digital forensics, technical targeting, or similar relevant technical discipline
  2. Hands-on experience using commercially available data exploitation and visualization tools for analysis (e.g. MS Excel, Tableau, Wireshark, X-Ways, Encase)
  3. Experience with standard computer operating systems, networks, and hardware
  4. Experience with mobile technologies to include cellular networks (to include but not limited to: WiFi, Bluetooth)
  5. Experience analyzing data sets (both small and large) for trends and patterns
  6. Experience producing informational, contextual and/or intelligence products that embody and explain findings for a variety of audiences
  7. Strong briefing and writing skills are a must as well as the ability to work well with teams or individually with minimal supervision


  1. Familiarity with field HUMINT, cyber collection/threat mission or prior experience with in-depth knowledge of national intelligence agencies, law enforcement or DoD cyber components
  2. Familiarity with cable writing styles
  3. Demonstrate regional and/or functional expertise or a working knowledge of geographic regions of interest to the United States, including the Middle East
  4. Experience scripting and/or programming experience (e.g. Python, Java, R, C#)
  5. Knowledge of computing processing platforms (e.g. computers, mobile devices, internet)
  6. Experience working cyber security, such as penetration testing


  1. Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.

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