Careers at QDiscovery

Position:  Digital Forensic Examiner

Anticipated Start Date:  November 26, 2018

Location:  309 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL  60606

Hours:  9:00AM to 6:00PM (1 hour lunch)



QDiscovery is currently seeking a Senior, Associate, or Junior Forensic Examiner who can manage forensic and electronic discovery projects from inception through completion. The successful candidate will work with clients to establish investigative requirements, processes, timelines, and costs.  They should have a good general knowledge of common operating systems and computer platforms with skills in forensics and eDiscovery applications and operations, experience coding, and ability to analyze and succinctly communicate investigative findings, both orally and in writing.

Senior Forensic Examiner:  Will have the full range of experience and expertise described below with at least 4 years of professional experience in digital forensics or ediscovery and testimony experience.

Associate Forensic Examiner:  Will have experience in the performance of basic tasks and will have the basic skills described below, and will expect to fulfill the educational requirements and obtain the certifications listed below during his or her tenure with the company. At least 1-2 years of professional experience in digital forensics or ediscovery.

Junior Forensic Examiner:  Will have a good grasp of common operating systems and platforms, with experience/education in an analytical or technical field.


Basic Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Maintain evidentiary chain of custody
  • Data collections – in house, remote, and on-site – from a variety of sources including PCs, Macs, on-premise servers, cloud based email accounts and storage services, and mobile devices
  • Data analysis
  • Report preparation (written and oral)
  • Presentation of investigative findings at depositions or in court

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Coding in Python, Java, API, C++, BASH, PHP, Visual Basic
  • Forensic investigations in FTK, Encase, IEF, Cellebrite, and open source tools
  • Electronic discovery using EDA, LAW, Nuix, Relativity, Viewpoint
  • MS SQL, MySQL, Access

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or analytical discipline
  • AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

Personal Qualities:

  • Effective communications – both listening and reporting
  • Responsiveness to supervisors, co-workers and clients
  • Ability to work independently at a project from start to finish
  • Attention to detail in investigative processes and in the reporting of findings
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage expectations
  • Willingness to travel (less than 20%)
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, high-growth atmosphere while maintaining quality of client service.