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Principal Engagement Lead (Remote)

Surefire Cyber

Surefire Cyber

Elkridge, MD, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

Job Title: Principal Engagement Lead-Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR)

Location: Remote, USA

Role: Full time

Compensation: $130k-$165K

About Surefire Cyber

Surefire Cyber delivers swift, strong responses to cyber incidents such as ransomware, email compromise, malware, data theft, and other threats with end-to-end response capabilities. We provide clients confidence by helping them prepare, respond, and recover from cyber incidents—and to fortify their cyber resilience after an incident.

About You

You are a seasoned cybersecurity professional with a strong background in digital forensics and incident response (DFIR), and incident management. You thrive in a dynamic and client-focused consulting environment, where you can tackle complex cybersecurity challenges. You are skilled at mitigating risks and making well-informed decisions, even in high-pressure scenarios.

You have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple cybersecurity incidents effectively. Your experience includes coordinating incident response efforts, working with cross-functional teams, and external stakeholders including insurance carriers and legal counsel. You strive to consistently deliver quality based client results and ensure a timely resolution while minimizing downtime.

Job Description

Surefire Cyber is actively seeking a Principal Engagement Lead for our Digital Forensic and Incident Response team. This opportunity is a full-time position remote opportunity on our team that comes with a team-first culture, a competitive salary, equity in the company, excellent benefits, and continuous encouragement to learn.

As a Principal Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for leading multiple active cybersecurity engagements, interacting with clients, cyber insurers, and legal counsel. Your expertise will guide scoping calls, and you will collaborate closely with other Engagement Leads and Forensic Consultants on our team to ensure high quality service and resolution on active client matters.


  • Lead and oversee active client-facing incident response engagements, working closely with other team members to guide clients through the entire incident response lifecycle from detection to recovery.
  • Conduct scoping calls with clients to define the incident scope, objectives, and expectations of each engagement.
  • Work closely with other Engagement Leads and Forensic Consultants to ensure effective coordination of resources and expertise on client matters.
  • Build and cultivate strong client relationships based on trust, open communication, and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Provide well-informed solutions that go beyond immediate client challenges to achieve long-term security goals.
  • Communicate advanced cybersecurity concepts both internally and externally and produce clear and concise verbal and written reports detailing incident findings, and analysis.
  • Actively knowledge share with team members cultivating a culture of continuous learning, and stay up to date on industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices.
  • Provide after-hours (on-call/weekend rotational) support as required to address critical incidents and maintain continuous coverage.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, related degree, or relevant professional work experience in these disciplines.
  • Former professional experience in leading and managing active cybersecurity engagements, including incident response, digital forensics investigations, and interaction with clients, legal counsel, and cyber insurers.
  • Experience in conducting security investigations in Linux and Windows environments.
  • Understanding of cloud platforms and security considerations within AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Knowledge of digital forensic artifacts and tools such as ELK, Axiom, Encase, FTK, Volatility, or Open-Source tools.
  • Proficiency in conducting forensic analysis, threat assessments, and post incident reviews.
  • Eagerness to learn from team, grow your knowledge, and teach your colleagues.
  • Ability to provide after-hours (on-call/weekend rotational) support as required to address critical incidents and maintain continuous coverage.

Expertise in all these areas is not required, but you should be excited by the opportunity to learn new things and comfortable with working with other team members to expand your knowledge base and experience. We at Surefire Cyber invite you to apply even if you do not feel you have mastery in all the requirements listed on the job description and welcome a further discussion.

Interview Process

  • Submit interest by applying or send a resume to careers@surefirecyber.com
  • Preliminary phone interview with the Chief People Officer (approx., 30 minutes)
  • Virtual/Teams interview with DFIR Consultants (approx., 45 minutes)
  • Virtual/Teams interview with Engagement Leads (approx., 45 minutes)
  • Virtual/Teams interview with Chief Delivery Officer (approx., 45 minutes)
  • Virtual/Teams interview with CEO (approx., 30 minutes)

Benefits of Joining Surefire Cyber

  • Competitive pay and equity for all employees.
  • Remote work options.
  • Flexible PTO, holiday, and paid parental leave for all employees.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, 401K matching program, disability, FSA, HSA, Life and AD&D benefits.

Surefire Cyber is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.