Financial Advisory, Forensic Analytics – Big Data Architect, Open to flexibility

St Albans, Hertfordshire
11 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Contract Type

Financial Advisory, Forensic Analytics – Big Data Architect, Open to flexibility

The Opportunity 

Our rapidly growing Forensic Analytics team is in high demand.  As part of the world’s leading provider of Forensic and Dispute Advisory services we are constantly sought out by high-profile organisations who need to perform extensive, complex and often urgent investigations into their business operations and data.

Role description

As a Big Data Specialist you will work on a wide range of Financial Crime, Investigations and Disputes projects, designing, building and deploying big data solutions to facilitate analysis over large, complex and disparate datasets.  You will keep abreast of current industry best practice and leverage open source and vendor software to accelerate the work of the wider forensic department and provide in depth insights to our clients. 

You can expect to work on challenging client-facing projects and be actively involved in growing our business and the team from day one.  The nature of our work often takes us overseas, so the desire to travel is a must.


The role will be based in St Albans, however travel will be required for client based projects. We work across various industries – our clients are varied, and vary in location.


Core hours are 35 per week. This is a permanent role. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us. 


As a Senior Associate / Assistant Manager you will have responsibility for:

  • Working with clients and other project stakeholders to understand their requirements
  • Delivering analytical work, either individually or leading a small team of junior colleagues
  • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your work by performing tests and preparing quality control documentation
  • Using your experience to identify and propose new solutions to client problems and assist with developing them
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution


We need bright people with a passion for both technology and helping our clients find solutions to their problems.  You will be confident independently querying, analysing and interpreting data and will be able to demonstrate the desire to understand business problems and evaluate the results of your work in a business context. 

You will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent experience) and have proven quantitative, analytical and problem-solving capabilities.  You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain technical concepts in simple terms.

Experience in a number of the following areas is essential:

  • Development and analysis using one or more big data data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Hive, NoSQL, Hortonworks)
  • Building and implementing big data solutions using industry best practice tools, technologies and methods
  • Developing architecture roadmaps to implement next generation analytics solutions and migrate relational data environments to big data technologies
  • Use of ‘traditional’ data analytics tools and techniques (e.g. MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL) and ETL software (e.g. SSIS, Informatica, CloverETL)
  • Working in large scale cloud data solutions using platforms such as AWS or Azure
  • Scripting or programming (e.g. Python, Jave, Scala, C#)
  • Deploying solutions in Linux / Unix environments
  • Delivery of work in a fraud prevention or financial crime setting 

You are here: Financial Advisory

The Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte advises clients ranging from multi-national corporates to private equity, owner managed businesses, creditors, shareholders and governments. We offer expertise in Restructuring, Advisory Corporate Finance, Raising Capital, Forensic, Real Estate Advisory and Transactions as well as a number of specialist services. 

We work with our clients at the heart of major and often high profile transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals and Initial Public Offerings. We also provide expert advisory and due diligence services, fraud prevention and detection, and rescuing, supporting and improving underperforming businesses. Highly-regarded commercial real estate consultancy services complement our financial capabilities. 

Financial Advisory is a fast-paced and challenging environment with both UK and international exposure. We value people who enjoy finding solutions to problems, are comfortable dealing with complexity, have strong business acumen, and can talk to a wide range of people with tact and diplomacy. In return, we offer a career path that’s rich in variety and allows you to gain insight into many different industry sectors. 

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

How will this role make an impact that matters with Deloitte? 

You will play an important part in helping Deloitte to provide quality professional services to our clients. Fully understanding the challenges our clients face will enable us to design and deliver solutions that address them.  You will play a pivotal role in helping us to identify innovative ways to solve new and recurring opportunities arising from the work you have been involved in. This in turn will assist the senior management team in securing further business.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers Global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

What do we value?                                                   

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service.  We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have received a Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016 as a Top Employer for Working Families. 

How to apply

Please click the link to apply and provide an up to date CV and covering letter outlining why you wish to join the team.


Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and registered office at 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ. Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom affiliate of Deloitte NWE LLP, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities.


Requisition code: 146017

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