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R190597 Posted 06/24/2024

Manager, Senior Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)

Plano, Texas
  • Category Technology
  • Experience Manager
  • Primary Address Plano, Texas


Plano 3 (31063), United States of America, Plano, Texas

Manager, Senior Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)

Capital One is looking for a Senior Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE) to join the Cyber Insider Threat & Technical Investigations team. The DFE role will work closely with other Cyber teams and Lines of Business (LOBs) to support internal investigations, incident response, and external investigations. Role duties include conducting forensics collections, data preservation, and analysis of data artifacts  collected from electronic devices such as laptops, workstations, servers, cell phones and multi-cloud architecture. 


  • Secure handling/collection of digital evidence and maintaining chain of custody

  • Lead internal investigations leveraging the use of digital forensics technologies, practices, and philosophies

  • Support partner external investigations/incident response as a forensics subject matter expert (SME)

  • Managing multiple cases and prioritizing workload

  • Develop, follow, and maintain documentation (job aids, playbooks, SOPs, etc) which provide a visual depiction of various operational investigative workflows

  • Identify and enhance processes where automation has the potential to improve efficiency

  • Create, prepare, and defend detailed technical investigative reports for presenting findings to leadership, corporate investigations, and legal partners

  • Maintain and test forensic tooling and processes ensuring integrity of forensics collection, preservation and analysis across an evolving ecosystem.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification

  • At least 6 years of experience in digital forensics, incident response or cyber investigative analysis 

  • At least 6 years of experience leading or conducting cyber technical investigations utilizing one of the following digital forensics and incident response tools EnCase, FTK, Axiom, X-Ways, or Cellebrite

  • At least 6 years of experience with computer hardware components, file systems, computer networks, IT security or incident response

  • At least 6 years of experience with forensic preservation, collection, and analysis of operating systems, e-mail systems, and mobile devices

  • At least 3 years of technical troubleshooting experience 

  • At least 1 year of experience with evidence handling and chain of custody procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Software Engineering

  • 7+ years of experience with Insider Threat or Data Loss Prevention programs, incident management, or investigative programs and the ability to identify anomalous activities and associated risks

  • 3+ years experience in investigating cloud computing platforms including AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • 3+ years of experience writing queries in Structured Query Language (SQL) or Kibana Query Language (KQL) with a focus on log parsing

  • 3+ years of experience developing and communicating recommendations to non-technical business areas

  • One or more of the following recognized industry certifications: GIAC GCFA, GIAC GCFE, GIAC GSAF, CFCE, CCE, GCIA, GCIH, Security+, EnCE, or CISSP 

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at theCapital One Careers website. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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