Forensic Technology Senior Associate

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.JUL.2021


Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of...


Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We've never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.


Grant Thornton's is looking for a junior software engineer to join its Forensic Technology Services (FTS) practice. FTS provides forensic data analysis, electronic discovery advisory and processing services, data analytics, blockchain and cryptocurrency analysis, and cyber security incident response. FTS provides these services to internal and external clients using a variety of technologies including, SQL, Python, JavaScript, Tableau, Docker, and MongoDB.

This position involves quantitative analysis of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data using various programming techniques. The responsibilities would range from initial data scoping and ETL through developing analytical solutions through their full lifecycle. The type of analysis varies by project, but common types of analysis are fraud detection, historical modeling, outlier analysis, blockchain analysis, and data visualizations. A successful candidate will be flexible and capable of working on a wide variety of problems. They will also be hungry to expand their technical knowledge to expand their toolbox of skills to tackle complex and interdisciplinary technical problems.


* Work independently and with a team to solve problems involving complex and large data sets.
* Write SQL and Python applications and scripts to solve the problems presented to GT by its clients.
* Create, manage, and utilize high performance relational databases (e.g. MS SQL Server).
* Create and explain complex analytic findings and techniques using both written and verbal reports.
* Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered.
* Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Engineering is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience will be considered.
* REQUIRED: Significant experience and proficiency with relational database models and writing SQL queries.
* REQUIRED: Significant experience and proficiency writing Python based applications.
* Experience with common data analysis libraries (e.g. pandas, numby) preferred.
* Experience with common python web frameworks (e.g. flask, Django) preferred.
* Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. QlikView, Tableau) preferred.
* Able to work independently and drive results.
* A passion for learning and working effectively in a nimble environment.
* Proficiency in UNIX/Linux is a plus.
* Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as necessary.


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