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Technical Specialist, Cyber Forensics, EMO

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Technical Specialist, Cyber Forensics, EMO

Post Posted: Oct 20, 16 08:52

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There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.
From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition.
Our remit has significantly expanded since our creation in 2013, regulating over 56,000 firms and 125,000 approved persons in the UK. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.
Our people are integral to our success as an organisation, working alongside industry, visiting firms and speaking to consumers every day as we strive to ensure the FCA is setting the standard for other regulatory bodies across the world.

The Enforcement & Market Oversight Division (EMO) investigates and brings disciplinary action, civil cases and criminal prosecutions, on behalf of the Financial Conduct Authority with the aim of achieving credible deterrence by changing behaviour in the financial services industry in accordance with FCA objectives. The division also coordinates and supports the work of the whole of the FCA in order to reduce financial crime and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.
EMO plays a key role in supporting the FCA's desire to identify potential problems at an early stage, and take steps to avert them. Our work is high profile, and a critical aspect of the FCA's approach.
Cyber Forensics is part of the Strategy and Delivery directorate within EMO. We are made up of specialist investigators in digital forensics and eDiscovery. Our duties include:
• Management of digital evidence for Enforcement casework, including development of case strategies
• Analysis and investigation of digital evidence in accordance with ACPO guidelines
• Management of the evidence review platform
• Developing policy and expertise in digital forensics and eDiscovery

What does this job involve?
We have a permanent vacancy for a Technical Specialist within the Cyber Forensic Team. This is a senior position within the team. The Technical Specialist works closely with the Cyber Forensics Manager and is considered the technical expert in relation to matters concerning eDiscovery in the organisation.

Your role would include:
• Creating and setting organisation policy in regards to all aspects of eDiscovery, from collection to analysis
• Setting case strategies in relation to the collection, processing and analysis of eDiscovery
• Point of contact for other key EMO areas such as the Criminal Prosecutions Team, Criminal Disclosure Unit, Intelligence, Market Monitoring and other EMO expert groups in regards to best practice and advice on matters concerning eDiscovery
• Discussing key matters concerning eDiscovery with HoDs, Directors and other Senior Management
• Advising on other policy that contain elements of exposure to eDiscovery material
• Act as subject matter expert for a number of technical EMO projects
• Participate in FCA-wide forums regarding Cyber and technology matters
• Raising the profile of eDiscovery within the FCA and externally in appropriate eDiscovery communities
• Conduct recruitment campaigns for new staff in Cyber Forensics
• Strategic planning in terms of resource allocation and working practice changes for Cyber Forensics
• Develop and implement eDiscovery case strategies for high-profile investigations
• Collection of digital evidence/material during onsite visits, including search warrants
• Meeting with external parties such as regulated firms or their legal representatives in relation to requests for information
• Conducting detailed forensic analysis of digital evidence on FCA criminal and regulatory investigations
• Preparing expert reports and witness statements for criminal and regulatory proceedings if required
• Giving evidence in court or tribunal
• Mentoring junior colleagues
• Training Enforcement staff on key concepts in relation to digital evidence

A large part of your role is to advise both case teams and Cyber Forensics colleagues on ways to approach particular problems or issues. A very strong based technical understanding of our eDiscovery platform is essential to this role. Also essential is the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, many of whom have limited knowledge of technical or digital evidence matters. You will be able to explain yourself in a clear and confident manner, with ability to translate technical issues into lay terms.

You must understand the legislation and codes of practice under which the FCA operate from both a criminal and regulatory perspective.
While the role is not primarily focused on people management, you will be required to manage/mentor junior members of staff from time to time. You will also become involved in areas like performance and talent management of staff, recruitment and training.

Which essential & desirable skills are required?

• Experience in creating policy in matters concerning eDiscovery review
• Experience in working with varied stakeholders including but not limited to lawyers/barristers, case team managers, senior investigators and senior management
• Experienced in HP/Autonomy eDiscovery tool.
• Current practical experience of multiple eDiscovery tools
• Understanding of the software engineering process
• Experience in system architecture and networks
• Experience of delivery training sessions for colleagues and external parties
• Demonstrable in depth experience of the HP/Autonomy eDiscovery product
• Thorough understanding of the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence
• Excellent communication skills with evidence of communicating technical concepts to a layperson both verbally and in writing
• Scripting abilities in languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby or SQL
• Excellent report writing skills
• Knowledge of the work that FCA Enforcement does

• Understanding of project management methodology
• Understanding of ISO 17025 accreditation or implementer process
• Post-graduate degree in Digital Forensics/Computer Science/related area
• knowledge of the structure, principles and responsibilities of the FCA
• Basic understanding of the work of other FCA business units
• Knowledge of financial markets and products

What will I get from the role?
This role would be ideally suited to experienced solution architects looking to move into a senior role combining all their previous experience. You will have come from an eDiscovery background, but also have extensive technical knowledge of how to apply technical solutions to the benefit of the investigative environment.

You will have a rare opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector at a time of considerable change. You will enjoy a unique aerial view of the financial services industry, with the opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a real difference.

As an Academy business we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations. This includes training needed to continue your development within digital forensics and eDiscovery.

Additional Information

The closing date for the application is midnight on 30th October 2016.
This role will be based in London, Canary Wharf, with a planned move to Stratford in 2018.

The job family for this role is Legal & Forensic D1. The salary range will be approximately £75,000 - £115,000 plus package, dependant on skills and experience.
For all internal candidates please contact Eleanor Kemp on ext.67886 and for external candidates please contact Tanzina Begum on tanzina.begum @ resourcesolutions.com for further information.

Selection Process:
Stage 1: On-line application, please submit your CV and answers to the following application questions:
Why do you believe that you are suitable for this role? Please ensure that you specifically relate your answer to the ESSENTIAL criteria listed in the job advert, covering your relevant skills, technical knowledge and capabilities. (no more than 300 words)

Stage 2: Screening - your application will be forwarded to the recruiting managers for review.
Stage 3: Selection & assessment process specifics on the interview process will be advised to those who advance to this stage.

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