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Principal Consultant

Req id:  33331

Virtual, GB



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The opportunity


We are seeking an experienced, high-energy, team-oriented forensics professional to join an amazing digital forensics team as a Lead Forensics Consultant in our OpenText LegalTech business unit.

In this position you will work with the team to assist our broad range of clients with an array of forensic requirements including data scoping, data collection, digital forensic analysis and reporting. Additional responsibilities will include helping this growing team build and develop, working with the sales team to develop opportunities and providing mentorship and guidance to other team members.


The role is virtual and tied to our London office as part of the Global Digital Forensics


You are great at:


  • Leading complex digital forensic collections and investigations from enquiry to completion
  • Conducting digital forensic analysis and reporting on findings
  • Presenting complex technical issues in a way the layman can understand
  • Mentoring and training junior team members
  • Maintaining positive and professional relationships at all levels
  • Researching and understanding new and emerging technologies and data types
  • Writing and presenting on current best practices and topical discussions for clients and industry professionals


What it takes:


  • A Bachelor level degree or equivalent industry qualifications and work experience
  • Deep level understanding of digital forensic concepts and best practices
  • Proven track record of working effectively with Sales and eDiscovery teams
  • Proficiency with industry standard forensic software and hardware
  • Good organization and meticulous attention to detail
  • Great at working both within a team and the ability to work independently where required
  • Ability to prioritize incoming requests from different areas
  • Technically astute with proven ability to use initiative and be creative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Nice to have:


  • Masters level degree in a relevant subject
  • Working knowledge of ISO27001 and ISO17025 standards
  • Experience of OSINT investigations
  • Experience of macOS and/or iOS forensic analysis
  • Scripting ability in Python, SQL, PowerShell or Bash
  • Industry certifications such as EnCE, CCE, GCFA, CFCE, CHFI etc.
  • Full driving license and passport



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Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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