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Architect eDiscovery Engineering - AVP
Ref No.: 17-00129
Location: New York, New York
Architect eDiscovery Engineering - AVP
This role is part of the engineering and solution design team for the platforms used by the eDiscovery Operation team. This position is a blend of technical/application specialist and eDiscovery process architect.

Current platforms responsibilities include data capture and ediscovery of electronic communication platforms (email, IM and Chat), file servers, Share Point as well Virtual Data Rooms (DebtDomain and Intralinks). The team also has Service Relationship Ownership, Technical Ownership (ITAO) and Technical Information Security Officer role (TISO) for the HPE Digital Safe (Electronic Communications/Unstructured Data). The team key stakeholders and clients are the legal team, Group Investigation Management, eDiscovery Operations and Group Information & Records Management teams.

The position will require product knowledge and subject matter expertise including but not limited to:
  • HPE Autonomy Digital Safe (or equivalent product),
  • Nuix Investigation and eDiscovery (or equivalent product)
  • Vantage Actiance Messaging capture (or equivalent product),
  • eDiscovery methodologies and platforms,
  • Case handling workflow,
  • Regulatory records management requirements,
  • Various data repositories technologies and respective search interfaces (SolR, Lucene, SQL, LDAP).

In addition to the command of the application feature sets, a successful candidate must be able to use this expertise throughout the full life-cycle of complex electronic discovery projects from data collection through document production. This requires one to negotiate workflow timelines and schedules, resolve workflow issues, detail highly technical concepts to non-technical audiences, consult upon and document eDiscovery best practices and procedures, and provide creative data analytics and search solution expertise.

A working knowledge of relational database and search platforms is desired. The candidate must demonstrate hands on capacity to reconcile, manipulate and transform data within and between eDiscovery software platforms using both manual and automated methods.

The candidate will deliver the design and test process for the chosen product set in conjunction with senior engineering staff working closely with our information security group, IT policy owners, end user technologies specialists, and application architects. The candidate will document, communicate and share the technology documentation for this platform – and engage in its deployment with the respective stakeholders.

In overview the eDiscovery Architecture and Engineering team is responsible for...
  • The definition of the architecture and engineering standards for the eDiscovery function,
  • The delivery of clear data standards for eDiscovery matters,
  • The provision of governance/roadmaps for the eDiscovery technologies/architecture based on requirements provided by stakeholders
  • The review of procedures, policies and platforms relating to eDiscovery data handling,
  • The drive of architectural changes and enhancements required in the eDiscovery platform landscape,
  • The maintenance of a center of expertise relating to eDiscovery technologies as well as a third level support for eDiscovery incidents for platforms supported.
    Technical Skills:
    Minimum of 3 years' experience in building aspects of eDiscovery platforms for structured or unstructured data including the following;
  • Strong Experience with eDiscovery processes and eDiscovery Reference Model components
  • Experience with messaging data capture (Instant Messaging platforms and MS Exchange/Lotus Notes)
  • Strong information security understanding (access controls and recertification),
  • Experience monitoring an enterprise infrastructure including extracting and visualizing meaningful statistics
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing computer forensic tooling, including the software applications EnCase, FTK and Nuix.
  • Experience in the Financial Services sector or another similarly highly regulated sector.
  • Experience in implementing platforms allowing for the discovery, analysis and management of data; records retention and disposition; compliance; and storage optimization initiatives.
  • Experience in voice and video data capture.
  • Minimum of 3 years as eDiscovery specialist or unstructured data governance architect or engineering level experience including;
  • IT technical expert who possesses a professional background in operational and legal eDiscovery to successfully liaise with attorneys, Legal eDiscovery professionals, compliance and audit officers.
  • Strong understanding of the data collection processes within a large, global company,
  • Strong understanding of the EDRM and a basic understanding of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as they pertain to eDiscovery,
  • Enterprise scale architecture and engineering of robust data capture and governance solutions,
  • Understanding of data sources and data types in the financial service industries
  • Understanding of Regulatory retention practices, including the engineering of data into an archive and the complexities of data retrieval
  • Educated to Bachelors or Master's degree level in Computer Science, or a related discipline, from an accredited college or university.