Cyber Security Data Scientist in Washington, DC at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Description

Vaco is a private-equity backed solutions company that provides consulting, managed services, staffing, and placement services globally. Established in 2002 by "Big 4" consulting veterans, Vaco now has over 40 offices and has worked with over 9,000 clients. We have over 6,000 consultants and been named to Inc. magazine's list of fastest-growing private companies for the past 12 years. Vaco offers boutique services with global reach.

The Vaco Cyber Security team's success relies on the trusted relationships built with our clients. We recognize the challenge organizations encounter improving security, restructuring operations and handling risk while maintaining compliance and keeping costs down. Our information security specialists work closely with organizations to provide the solutions that best match business and security objectives. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to utilize and expand your skills through client experience and industry training while collaborating with security professionals across industries. Our team provides the full spectrum of security services to clients including, Strategy & Advisory, Identity & Access Management, Cyber Security Operations, Managed Services, Governance, Risk, and Compliance.

Looking for an exciting career opportunity in Cyber Security? Instead of being another faceless resume, let Vaco advocate for you! Right now, we are looking to fill a position for our team. With Vaco, you will have an advantage over your competition! Our information security practice maintains strong relationships with clients, connect your experience with the right consulting project-promoting your strengths to the manager while preparing you for that specific interview.

Our team will provide you with great insight about trends in the market - keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, opportunities to work on exciting, impactful projects, and opportunities for industry training and advancement. If you're an experienced, and you want to partner with the best, apply today!

Job Description

A career in our Investigative Analytics practice, 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 organizations 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. Our team helps design and build investigation support

systems for our clients that work with, review, and provide insights of the data under

investigation without the need for complex data analysis skills and without the risk of damaging

the underlying evidence.


As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and

industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to

execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior
  • Managers and above
  • Be involved in the financial management of clients
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research
  • opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges
  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects
  • Train, coach, and supervise staff
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum Degree Required : Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum Years of Experience : 5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Preferred Fields of Study : Management Information Systems, Engineering, Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Statistics
  • Certification(s) Preferred : Database and programming certifications, such as Oracle, MS SQL Server; CPA; and/or PMI. Certified Fraud Examiner is a plus.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

  • Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge of, and/or success in managerial roles involving, forensic technology, forensic accounting, technical investigations, and/or accounting-related and business consulting projects within the Fraud Risk domain, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas:
  • Managing business transactions, such as divestitures, mergers and acquisitions;
  • Managing relational and NoSQL Databases, especially utilizing one or more of the following environments including Data Visualization Tools such as Tableau, Spotfire, QlikView, etc., R or Base SASData Analytics, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Informatic, or VBA or Python, Apache Spark, and Apache Kafka;
  • Managing and utilizing Machine Learning analytics;
  • Managing ERPs, especially multiple business and accounting cycles, financial reporting activities, and data models;
  • Understanding industry-specific business processes and accounting practices, such as Healthcare, Oil and Gas, Utilities, etc.; and,
  • Consulting or helping to manage industry-related data analytics and/or financial management, emphasizing multiple business and accounting cycles.
  • Demonstrates extensive level of ability in and/or proven record of success with forensic technology, forensic accounting, technical investigations and/or accounting-related and business consulting projects within the Fraud Risk domain, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas:
    • Managing multiple engagement teams and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, cross-functional, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment;
    • Leading teams to translate business and accounting requirements into technical solutions' specifications;
    • Creating, managing, and utilizing machine learning analytics, high performance relational and NoSQL databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, OLAP, Hadoop, Hive, MongoDB and other proprietary software;
    • Gathering, standardizing, and analyzing voluminous transactional electronic data, such as banking records, general ledgers, sales and inventory data, etc.;
    • Querying and mining large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data and filtering for targeted information that utilize both traditional and predictive/advanced analytic methodologies;
    • Designing and developing user interfaces and database reports;
    • Creating proposals and other business development activities as appropriate;
    • Fostering positive working relationship with clients and working effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services;
    • Identifying and addressing client needs;
    • Building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement;
    • Communicating value propositions;
    • Managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections;
    • Preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials;
    • Communicating cogently when writing, speaking and/or presenting to client finance and technology personnel, client in-house and outside legal counsel, compliance personnel, investigators, vendors and internal team members;
    • Leading and training teams in the aforementioned activities, coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback and creating an atmosphere of trust; and seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation.