IT Forensics; EDiscovery Consultant

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Website VMGroup

Growing cyber security and digital forensics boutique consulting

VMGroup has positions available in its growing team for IT Forensics; Electronic Discovery consultants.

VMGroup is a growing boutique consulting firm, specialising in the areas of Digital forensics, eDiscovery and cyber security We use the most up-to-date forensic technology to deliver their forensics and eDiscovery offerings.

VMGroup members have a portfolio of over 60 years of collective experience in the field, with our members being experts in the area recognised globally. VMGroup operates principally in Ireland but has completed investigations worldwide including the UK, Northern Ireland, Across Europe, Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

VMGroup works with corporations, governments and law firms to meet legal, regulatory and investigative demands by leveraging our skills to enable our clients to more confidently govern, secure, find, analyse and rapidly understand their data.

VMGroup uses our people and our technology to help clients identify, collect, analyse, and review electronic documents and data to locate the key evidence. Evidence could be extracted from all types of media such as Phones, Computers, Laptops, IoT devices and so forth. VMGroup currently has three geographic locations including Dublin, Dundalk and Letterkenny.

This consultant position sits in the Digital Forensics and Discovery team within VMGroup. As part of the role, you will be based in the Dublin office and trained in delivering a range of digital forensics services to clients, including data collection, data extraction and forensic analysis. Electronic discovery activities will also be included in the training, including data processing, analytics, and reviewing.

You will be part of a growing team of digital forensics professionals responsible for delivering computer forensics services to our clients, including:

Secure and preserve electronic evidence to forensic standards, on-site at client premises around Ireland and sometimes abroad
Utilise industry standard and bespoke software to access, extract and handle data from phones, mobile devices, computers and storage media
Perform forensic analysis and reporting for a wide range of digital devices under the supervision of senior staff
Research and develop custom solutions as required on a case-by-case basis
Develop techniques to deal with larger data sets, including the use of scripting languages
Be customer-service-oriented to meet client deadlines, including working out of business hours when necessary
Travel as required to ensure effective management of case activities, which may be at short notice.
Liaise with clients and senior staff to manage work and meet client requests

At VMGroup you will receive training and mentoring on cutting-edge computer forensics tools and electronic discovery platforms you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry-recognised specialists on high-profile engagements. As part of your role you will perform the following.

Forensically acquire evidence from electronic sources for analysis;
Conduct IT Forensics analysis on laptops, desktops and servers to best practice;
Investigate intrusions on networks and any IT Security breaches, reverse engineer malware;
Perform in-depth analysis of data for expert witness testimony;
Conduct forensic analysis on mobile devices;
Conduct eDiscovery engagements in line with the eDiscovery process;
Assist with documentation, reporting, conducting research; and
Support business development initiatives.


Skills and Competencies:

Enthusiasm for technology and an interest in technical developments
Self-developer that demonstrates an ability to solve complex problems with well thought out solutions
Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and support the team’s goals
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while handling multiple tasks through to completion
Ability to communicate effectively in a client facing role
Flexible with working hours and ability to work in a cross-functional team

Knowledge of computer forensics, including applications such as Axiom, Cellebrite, EnCase, FTK, Nuix or dtSearch.
Detailed knowledge computer and server hardware implementation and administration.
Knowledge of document processing and review platforms (e.g. NUIX, Relativity, Reveal, Recommind, Clearwell).
Knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model with knowledge of the discovery process in Ireland


You should hold a primary and/or master’s degree in a computing based area. A master’s degree in forensic computing is preferable. Experience in the following areas would be preferable:
Windows desktop and server operating system implementation and administration
Email systems (Microsoft Exchange and/or Lotus Notes) implementation and administration
Unix-based desktop and server operating system implementation and administration
Basic networking implementation and administration

Personal qualities:

The ability to come up with creative solutions to complex problems;
Experience in balancing multiple client priorities and engagements;
Concise and clear communication to all levels of management;
The ability to work independently with little supervision, but integrate well into teams;
High level of enthusiasm, energy and personal integrity;
The ability to deliver quality work;
Strong business acumen;
A strong desire to learn and willingness to share knowledge.


The positions available will be primarily based in the Dublin office; however, with clients throughout Ireland, some travel may be necessary.

Remuneration: Dependent on experience.

How to Apply: If interested in this position, Please forward your CV to [email protected]

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