Forensic Data Analytics Development Manager - Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
14 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time
Forensic Data Analytics Solution Architect, Belfast

The opportunity

EY's Forensic Data Analytics (FDA) team is a global, data-focused unit within the Forensic and Integrity Services department. Our team supports clients in dealing with the complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes.

The FDA team practice the full life cycle of data analysis from the early stages of data discovery and capture, to its management, analysis and reporting. Our engagements typically require working with large datasets from disparate sources to support investigations, disputes and proactive risk detection. Our projects primarily involve FTSE100 clients covering a wide range of industries e.g. Financial services, Life sciences, Oil & Gas and Government.

Your key responsibilities

  • Design, architect and lead delivery of high quality, fully tested software components leveraging multi-disciplinary teams such as Product Owners, Data Architects, Data Scientists, Data Analysts, Solution Designers & Developers
  • Mentor, develop and lead teams of diverse individuals
  • Communicate with clients to scope projects and gather requirements
  • Develop standards and drive best practice in areas including documentation, test plans and code management
  • Drive a culture of reuse and sharing of technology assets whilst delivering flexible and responsive solutions to a rapidly-moving market
  • Lead deployment of solutions to internal and external clients
  • Automation and standardisation of data extraction, transformation, loading (ETL), analysis, visualisation and deployment
  • Use a wide range of technologies, database management systems, Business Information reporting and visualisation software
  • Apply analytic techniques and develop algorithms to detect, respond, prevent, continually monitor and investigate potentially improper transactions for the risks of fraud, bribery & corruption, misconduct or financial crime
  • Actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives, consistently driving projects to completion, ensuring that deadlines are met and high quality outputs are produced
  • Support business development activities such as the pursuit of new commercial opportunities or developing materials for client presentations and pitches, etc.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong academic qualifications with a degree/Masters/PhD in a STEM discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.)
  • Experience in design and implementation of software components and end-to-end data solutions
  • Demonstrable proficiency in SQL and a broad range of awareness across the following: Python, R, C#, Java, JavaScript
  • Experience with stakeholder management and confidence with client interactions
  • Ability to manage a team with varying levels of technical knowledge and a variety of skillsets
  • Project management skills
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills, understanding of algorithms and appreciation of working with data
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex analytical concepts to stakeholders from different backgrounds
Ideally, you'll also have

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Previous software development experience
  • Domain knowledge of accounting, fraud, bribery and corruption or sector specific knowledge or experience
  • Experience with:
    • Project management;
    • Project management software such as Microsoft Project, JIRA etc.;
    • Relational databases, e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL;
    • Data visualisation software: Spotfire, Tableau, or Qlik;
    • Big data technologies such as Spark, Elasticsearch, Hadoop;
    • Statistical techniques (regression, clustering, etc.);
    • Supervised predictive modelling (machine learning, genetic programming);
    • Unsupervised pattern detection (Bayesian inference, compression neural networks);
    • Front-end web development e.g. HTML, JavaScript;
    • Azure cloud computing platform; or,
    • Data from accounting systems application such as SAP, Oracle / PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, MFG Pro, Extensity, Sage, Coda or other similar ERP applications

What working at EY offers:

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
About EY:
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Who we are:

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


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