Digital Forensic Senior Investigator

at Wells Fargo
Location St. Louis Park, MN
Date Posted October 14, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message.  In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as “Personal Cell” or “Cellular” in the contact information of your application.

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Chief Operating Office (COO) is responsible for delivering a more consistent approach to business operations across Wells Fargo, strengthening the company’s risk and control infrastructure, and delivering effective and efficient enterprise services to employees and customers.

The COO group includes the head of Operations, who is jointly responsible for line of business operations with each of the five LOB CEOs. Operations functions include contact center operations, client servicing support, money movements within our businesses, lending operations, and other functions.

The COO group also includes a number of teams dedicated to strengthening Wells Fargo’s risk and control infrastructure. These include the Control Executive team; Regulatory and Policy Affairs; Enterprise Customer Excellence; Sales Practices Oversight and Management; and Strategic Execution and Operations.

The Chief Administrative Office, encompassing the Corporate Properties Group; Corporate Security; Enterprise Business Resiliency; Strategic Programs and Process Improvement; Enterprise Change Management; Supply Chain Management; and Data Management and Insights, delivers important services for our employees and customers.

  • The Digital Forensics Investigator conducts detailed digital forensic investigations of internal fraud/misconduct activity within area of expertise. 
  • Exercises discretion regarding investigative actions to identify, evaluate and take necessary actions on cases requiring digital forensic expertise.
  • Performs assessment of the risks presented by the activity and conducts investigation by applying the appropriate investigative techniques (interview, e-discovery, evidence collection, forensic examination, etc.) and utilizing internal/external technology sources and contacts to gather comprehensive evidentiary materials.
  • Responsible for recovering, examining and preserving data and digital evidence from computers and other electronic devices; conducting deep dives and triage of digital devices and performing SMTP and network tracing investigations of team member email activity. 
  • Partners with Internal Investigations, HR/ER, Legal and line management to offer recommendations for employment decisions based on the results of the investigation. 
  • May conduct research on new and emerging threats and methodologies of computer forensics, including hardware, software and anti-forensics. 
  • Offers and documents solutions as to any identified control weaknesses.
  • Documents case file decision making process specific to the activity being investigated.
  • Makes risk based decisions on behalf of Wells Fargo that are in compliance with bank, legal and regulatory requirements and recommends actions in response to investigations.
  • Prepares and files Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) and other crime reports as appropriate.
  • May refer appropriate activity to law enforcement for criminal or civil prosecution.
  • May act as liaison with law enforcement and legal counsel; may represent the bank in legal proceedings.

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience investigating financial crimes or policy violation investigations
  • 3+ years of direct experience conducting digital forensic investigations including one or more of the following: collecting computer artifacts, triaging electronic devices, or performing network forensics

Desired Qualifications

  • A Master of Arts in Cyber Security related field
  • Active certification in one or more of the following: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Global Information Security Professional (GISP), Global Certification Forensic Examiner (GCFE), or Global Certification Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • One or more product specific certifications: EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE ), Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE), Magnet Forensics Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE), Certified Blacklight Examiner (CBE), Forensic Explorer Certified Examiner (FEXCE)
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital forensics, logs, and internet topology/protocols
  • Knowledge and understanding of security analytics including: incident response and a digital forensics discipline
  • Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE)
  • A+ Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Knowledge and understanding of EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • Experience evaluating security risks related to mobile devices, tablets, and social media

Other Desired Qualifications

  • General certification (CompTIA A+, CISSP, EnCE, ACE, CCE).
  • Experience working with Guidance Software’s Encase forensic product
  • Experience working with Magnet Forensic's Axiom forensic product
  • Experience working with Access Data’s FTK forensic product suite
  • Experience working with mobile device forensic tools
  • General knowledge of Local, State, and Federal laws regarding bank and electronic crimes
  • Demonstrated computer forensic experience in the financial services industry
  • GIAC-GCFE Certification (SANS)
  • General knowledge of Local, State, and Federal laws regarding bank and electronic crimes
  • Demonstrated computer forensic experience in the financial services industry
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in law, criminal justice, or computer related field (networking, forensics)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
AZ-Tempe: 1305 W 23rd St - Tempe, AZ
MN-Saint Louis Park: 435 Ford Rd - Saint Louis Park, MN


    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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