Director (Forensics)

Practice Area

eDiscovery, Consulting

Location

Irvine

Contract

Permanent

Position Type

Forensics

Consultants

Chris Egan

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Description

A leading consulting firm is actively searching for a Director level professional to support the Forensics practice. You will be responsible for data collection, documentation, forensic analysis, planning for downstream processes, and to provide related consulting services to clients. The Director will work with clients to address their most complex and pressing concerns. The Director must be capable of applying advanced, strategic approaches to assist clients with complex information management and analysis challenges by combining forensic analysis, data analytics techniques, sophisticated technology tools, and information management principles to help clients make well-informed decisions.  Importantly, A Director will be increasingly involved in management and oversight of projects, direct interaction with clients and other team leaders, and expected to deliver client-presentable communications and work product. Directors work collaboratively on diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven, and successful individuals; the team collaborates with eDiscovery, cybersecurity, data analytics and investigatory experts to assess and respond to both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of problems. We’re focused on hiring Directors who will serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people, culture, and delivering high quality service to clients.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Director, you will be work closely with the project team to become familiar with the clients' big-picture objectives and challenges and execute on critical project deliverables to ensure these objectives are met on time and with the highest quality.  A Director will be expected to manage day-to-day project needs and workflows, as well as provide timely updates to clients and senior leadership (Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors). A Director will also be responsible for designing and executing efficient, innovative analytical workflow solutions to address their issues.  Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Preservation and analysis of electronically stored information using industry standard tools and practices
  • Secure transfer of digital evidence while maintaining chain of custody
  • Maintain integrity of electronically stored information for admission in a court of law
  • Proactive research and recommendations of technology solutions and process improvements that will ensure continued defensibility
  • Day-to-day client engagement and management activities, including interaction with client personnel, internal team members, and other stakeholders involved in a given engagement
  • Development and cultivation of junior-level team members
  • Practice and Business Development initiatives, including expanding on client relationships
  • Providing project management and support to team leads and clients
  • Delivering daily updates of projects engagements to team leads
  • Responding to client requests and setting clear expectations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Conducting quality control checks to ensure accuracy of tasks/deliverables related to searches, review workflow, productions, processing and exports
  • Work with team leads to learn and take ownership of project tasks
  • Coordinating with client contacts to provide project deliverables, progress, timelines and advise on strategy, workflow and best practices
  • Designing and implementing intelligent workflow solutions to quickly identify the key facts, details, and merits of the case.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred degree digital forensics, engineering, computer science, information technology, data analytics, or work experience in a related field
  • 3 years of experience working in the Digital Forensics and related space

 

 REQUIRED SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Possess strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, and collaborative, with a positive outlook and confidence
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal), mathematical, and organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with any of the following products / tools:
  • Experience with forensic software: EnCase, Access Data Forensic Toolkit, Cellebrite , Linux-based forensic tools, Magnet Axiom, Blackbag or similar forensic toolkits
  • Database/Programming skills is a plus: Html, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Python, R;
  • Email Systems: Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino, eVault, email archive platforms
  • Cloud-based storage and chat collaboration platforms such as SLACK, Dropbox, Box, etc.
  • System experience in Microsoft, Linux/Unix, or Macintosh
  • Experience with eDiscovery Review/Processing Platforms is a plus: Relativity, Brainspace, Disco, Nuix, Law, MindsEye
  • Able to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines
  • Highly motivated, eager to learn, willing to travel, and able to motivate others
  • Able to utilize technology to solve complex problems
  • A plus if candidate has CCE, CISSP, EnCE, ACE, or other comparable certifications