Data Discovery Analyst

PwC

London, UK

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A career within Forensics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients protect their business in today’s evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

About the team

The Know Your Data team is a growing team within Digital & Forensic Investigations at PwC. We use data discovery technology to analyse file servers, endpoints (such as laptops and desktops) and other data repositories to help clients know what data they have, where it is, and who can access it. Our client offerings focus around three key areas helping clients comply with regulation such as GDPR by ensuring personally identifiable information is stored securely and not for longer than is necessary, ensuring that intellectual property is not stored in areas or on devices where it should not be, and, finally, helping clients reduce the data they store which is out of compliance with their retention policy. Once we find non-compliant data we then help clients remediate it in order to reduce their risks.

Requirements

If you have an understanding of file systems and/or computers and enjoy using technology to analyse file metadata and content then this role is for you. You will want to be in a client facing role which is partly technical and partly business consulting with the aim of working in a cross-competency team to help our clients solve their business problems. You will help our clients understand the risks that data poses at a file level to them and how we as a team can help them identify and mitigate those risks.

You will develop data discovery/search rules and machine learning algorithms for clients, working with cutting-edge software to help them understand their risks and develop the right solution through the use of technology and bespoke business processes.

To be considered you must have a minimum of a 2 1 degree in technical subject, ideally with practical business elements.

You will need to demonstrate the following

  • Understanding of different computer systems and how data is stored.
  • Exceptional analytical and technical skills, and a passion for solving real-world problems.
  • Agile, curious attitude, to help with remaining up to speed with the latest technologies and data discovery approaches.
  • A keen interest in modern businesses and the challenges they have in managing data.
  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks, self-review your work and produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Familiarity with typical components of modern business IT networks, including the Cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Office 365, etc) and document management systems (such as Sharepoint).

Technical skills

Technical experience with the following are highly desirable

  • Experience of using file analysis software designed to scan, profile and manage structured and unstructured data stores such as Nuix, Varonis, Ground Labs, Automated Intelligence, BigID or similar.
  • Understanding and writing regular expressions.
  • Data query and programming languages, such as SQL and Python.
  • Data visualisation skills, using tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlickview, R, Excel.

Knowledge in the following area is also desirable

  • Knowledge of data protection legislation such as EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or other business regulations with data management aspects.
  • Text mining and information extraction skills.

Deals

Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.


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