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Deloitte Forensics, Data Scientist in Houston, Texas

Are you an analytical, data-driven professional? Are you interested in a role that uses leading edge analytics and offers an opportunity to provide front line support to solve our clients' most challenging problems? If so, the Digital Forensic Technologies practice within Deloitte's Regulatory and Legal Services is the place for you!

Digital Forensic Technologies is a fast-growth practice within Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory that centers around several of the hottest areas of business today - analytics, forensic analysis, and litigation support - and the specialized skills that make careers in these areas both fascinating and in high-demand. Our Analytics team makes extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, rules-based methods, and explanatory and predictive modeling to bring insights to client issues in the forensic and transaction domains. We work with specialists in many areas, and we apply our solutions to a wide range of highly interesting and complex corporate challenges, such as forensic investigations, sales fraud, anti-corruption compliance, restructuring, safety and quality, enterprise fraud and misuse management to explain what has occurred in the past and to support informed decision making for the future. Our work increasingly employs specialized competencies, such as advanced analytics, visualization, and geospatial techniques.

Work you'll do

  • Create, manage, analyze and utilize high performance relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, OLAP and other proprietary software)

  • Query and mine large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examine financial data and filter for targeted information

  • Design and develop models and cloud solutions that use predictive analytics, text analytics and cognitive computing, and big data frameworks, in order to find anomalies and hidden patterns

  • Develop dashboards to visualize and integrate data from across the globe

  • Provide input with respect to practice technology initiatives and investments

  • Assist in preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials (reports, findings and presentations)

  • Collaborate and manage offshore resources

  • Review deliverables for accuracy and quality

  • Provide coaching to junior staff

  • Contribute to new business proposals and proposal development

  • Manage own personal and professional development; seek opportunities for professional growth and expansion of consulting skills and experience

The team

As a member of our Digital Forensic Technologies practice in the Senior Consultant role, you will work on projects that will allow you to collaborate with attorneys, forensic accountants, clients, and other investigators. As part of these projects, you'll be provided the opportunity to demonstrate your technical, project management and leadership skills in an environment that provides for outstanding growth and advancement. Project teams either work onsite with the client team or from home or a Deloitte office. The role may necessitate regular travel and requires flexibility with the travel requirements of client service projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Business Analytics disciplines, or related area

  • 4+ years of hands-on technical experience mining and analyzing transactional electronic data with competency in a variety of analytics tools and programming languages and platforms such as, but not limited to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Mongo Db

  • Predictive Analytics/Data Mining: (e.g., R PL , Python, IBM SPSS, SAS Enterprise Miner, MATLAB) Data Visualization Tools (e.g. QlikView, Tableau, Power Bi)

  • Big Data Tools (e.g., Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Impala, Mahout)

  • Elasticsearch

  • Reporting Tools (e.g., Business Objects, Reporting Services) Financial Tools (e.g. NumeriX, Bloomberg, FinCad, Monte Carlo simulation tools

  • Languages (e.g., SQL, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, C#, C++, VBA, VB.Net, ASP.Net, HTML, SAS)

  • Cloud Platforms (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation creation tools, as well as Internet research tools

  • Professional demeanor and strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience exercising mature judgment

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives

  • Ability to travel 50%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve

  • Limited employer sponsorship may be available

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous accounting/audit or analytics experience in a professional services firm

  • Master's Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering or a professional affiliation such as CPA, FCPA, CFE, MBA, ASA, and/or CFA #indeedpush

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.