Cyber Security Forensics Analyst



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

As passionate about our people as we are about our mission.

What We’re All About:

Q2 is proud of delivering our mobile banking platform and technology solutions, globally, to more than 22 million end users across our 1,300 financial institutions and fintech clients. At Q2, our mission is simple: Build strong, diverse communities by strengthening their financial institutions. We accomplish that by investing in the communities where both our customers and employees serve and live.

What Makes Q2 Special?

Being as passionate about our people as we are about our mission. We celebrate our employees in many ways, including our “Circle of Awesomeness” award ceremony and day of employee celebration among others! We invest in the growth and development of our team members through ongoing learning opportunities, mentorship programs, internal mobility, and meaningful leadership relationships. We also know that nothing builds trust and collaboration like having fun. We hold an annual Dodgeball for Charity event at our Q2 Stadium in Austin, inviting other local companies to play, and community organizations we support to raise money and awareness together.

The Job At-A-Glance:

We are looking for a highly skilled and proactive Cyber Security Forensics Analyst to join our dynamic security team. In this role, you will be responsible for detecting and analyzing potential threats at the early stages of an attack, ensuring that our systems and customer data remain secure. You will work closely with the security operations center (SOC) and incident response teams to enhance our threat detection and response capabilities.

A Typical Day:

  • Early Threat Detection: Proactively monitor security events and alerts to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities during the initial stages of an attack or compromise.

  • Incident Investigation: Conduct in-depth investigations into suspicious activities, anomalies, and security incidents to determine the nature and scope of the threat.

  • Forensic Analysis: Utilize digital forensics tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and preserve evidence related to security incidents.

  • Evidence Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of all forensic analysis, including findings, methodologies, and evidence, ensuring its admissibility in legal proceedings if necessary.

  • Malware Analysis: Analyze and dissect malware samples to understand their functionality, propagation methods, and potential impact on the organization.

  • Threat Intelligence: Stay informed about emerging threats, attack vectors, and vulnerabilities and integrate threat intelligence into forensic analysis processes.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including SOC analysts, incident responders, and legal teams, to ensure a coordinated response to security incidents.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identify and recommend improvements to security controls, processes, and procedures based on forensic analysis findings.

Bring Your Passion, Do What You Love. Here’s What We’re Looking For:

  • Typical requires a Bachelor's degree in computer science, digital forensics, cybersecurity, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an advanced degree with 3+ years of experience; or equivalent related work experience.

  • Proven experience as a Cyber Security Forensics Analyst, with a focus on early threat detection.

  • Strong knowledge of digital forensics tools, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Familiarity with security tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions.

  • Proficiency in analyzing and interpreting security logs, events, and incidents.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong communication and report-writing skills.

  • Relevant certifications such as CFCE, GCFA, or equivalent are a plus.


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Health & Wellness

  • Hybrid & Remote Work Opportunities

  • Flexible Time Off

  • Career Development & Mentoring Opportunities

  • Generous Retirement Benefit Plans, including a company-matching HSA program.

  • Health & Wellness Benefits, including a 12-weeks of parental leave for eligible new parents

  • Community Volunteering & Company Philanthropy Programs

  • Employee Peer Recognition Programs – “You Earned it”

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

How We Give Back to the Community:

You can learn more about our Q2 Spark Program, Q2 Philanthropy fund, and our employee volunteering programs on our Q2 Community page. Q2 supports dozens of wide-reaching organizations, such as the African American Leadership Institute, Ladders for Leaders, and The Trevor Project, promoting diversity and success in leadership and technology. Other deserving beneficiaries include Resource Center helping LGBTQ communities, JDRF, and Homes for our Troops, a group helping veterans rebuild their lives with specially adapted homes.

At Q2, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters mutual respect for our employees and the communities we serve. Q2 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.