Forensic Data Collection Specialist

Our client is looking for a talented Forensic Data Collection specialist to join their team in New York. The Specialist will provide consultation services to internal legal teams and firm clients as it pertains to data collection efforts and computer forensic findings. This individual will also coordinate multiple forensic data collection and analysis efforts simultaneously utilizing Firm/client-approved outside providers and will also be expected to deploy to client sites for the collection of data from on-site systems and physical devices. An in-depth understanding of the eDiscovery Lifecycle (specifically the left side of the EDRM), experience with conducting computer forensics and computer investigations/analysis, and in-depth knowledge of computer forensic solutions such as EnCase, Axiom (Cyber), X-Ways, FTK, FTK Imager, Sleuth Kit (+Autopsy), Cellebrite, Paladin, Sumuri Suite, Intella, Aid4Mail are preferred. A solid understanding of cloud-based data collections to include, but not limited to GCP, Google Vault, POP3 email accounts, ProofPoint, Global Relay, Azure, Slack, M365 (Security and Compliance Center, Purvue), Box.com, iCloud, Social Media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), and website preservation is a bonus. This is a hybrid role, with the expectation of 2 days in the office at minimum. 

Job Description
SUMMARY
The Forensic Data Collection Specialist will provide consultation services to internal legal teams and firm clients as it pertains to data collection efforts and computer forensic findings.  They will also coordinate multiple forensic data collection and analysis efforts simultaneously utilizing Firm/client-approved outside providers.  They may also be expected to deploy to client sites for the collection of data from on-site systems and physical devices.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Strategy & Planning:

  • Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
  • Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
  • Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support
  • Participates in project planning.

Delivery & Execution:

  • Leads the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing needs
  • Creates and optimizes specifications for technology solutions

Support & Enablement:

  • Collaborates with product, legal and project teams to understand needs
  • Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing applicable systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
  • Acts as a vendor liaison, owning resourcing, issue management, and documentation

Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impact internal applicable processes
  • Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems and job requirements to group and firm
  • Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • In-depth understanding of the eDiscovery Lifecycle (specifically the left side of the EDRM)
  • In-depth understanding and experience with conducting computer forensics and computer investigations/analysis
  • Possess and maintain applicable computer forensic or computer security certifications such as:  EnCE, MCFE, MCME, MCCE, ACE, CCE, CISSP, CFCE, GCFA, CCO, CCPA, CCME
  • In-depth understanding and experience in writing reports based on forensic analysis efforts to include court certifications and affidavits
  • In-depth understanding and experience with handling evidence (both physical and electronic) to ensure its integrity and admissibility in a court of law
  • Understanding of physical data collections and computer forensic fundamentals to include, but not limited to:  Windows, MAC, and Linux based endpoints; mobile devices & tablets (iOS & Android); external storage devices
  • In-depth knowledge of computer forensic solutions such as:  EnCase, Axiom (Cyber), X-Ways, FTK, FTK Imager, Sleuth Kit (+Autopsy), Cellebrite, Paladin, Sumuri Suite, Intella, Aid4Mail
  • Understanding of cloud-based data collections to include, but not limited to:  GCP, Google Vault, POP3 email accounts, ProofPoint, Global Relay, Azure, Slack, M365 (Security & Compliance Center, Purvue), Box.com, iCloud, Social Media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc), website preservation
  • In-depth knowledge of the following operating systems and their associated versions: Windows, MAC, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Experience working across multiple lines of business in a corporate, legal, or consulting environment
  • Executive presence, strong ability to communicate upwards and to peers

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Cultivates Innovation:  creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Action Oriented:  taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Business Insight:  applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
  • Collaborates:  building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates Effectively:  developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Drives Results:  consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Global Perspective:  taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
  • Interpersonal Savvy:  relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Manages Ambiguity:  operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear
  • Optimizes Work Processes:  knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Self-Development:  actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Some experience

Expected salary for this exempt role is $115,000 – $135,000, commensurate with experience, training, skills, qualifications, and other market factors.

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