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Ankura Director, Compliance, Investigations & Oversight in Massachusetts

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Ankura is a global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions and strategies designed for today’s ever ‐ changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

This position supports the Ankura Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice - one of six practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm. The position will focus particularly on engagements with Ankura’s National Security, Trade & Technology team in the International Trade Compliance area.


  • Working both independently and with team members as the project lead to successfully execute advisory, oversight, and audit projects arising from (among other requirements) Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) national security reviews, export and technology controls, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”).

  • Working with client security personnel to define and document security controls for distributed, big data systems.

  • Conducting assessments to verify the efficacy of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards implemented to protect sensitive data and systems.

  • Leading security assessments of application and software security, which may include: (i) reviewing architecture diagrams; (ii) interviewing personnel responsible for various parts of the software development process; (iii) interviewing personnel responsible for network and software security (iv) overseeing static and dynamic code analysis; (v) overseeing network penetration testing; and (vi) preparing high quality written reports for senior counsel, executives, and national security officials and regulators.

  • Interpreting, assessing, and overseeing network and application penetration test reports.

  • Integrating technology solutions to facilitate sensitive security compliance and oversight engagements.

  • Developing and refining engagement approaches and project plans based on guidance from team leadership and experience.

  • Availability for up to 20% travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or similar technical field or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working in cybersecurity for a social media company (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Java, etc.)

  • Background in network and cloud-based platforms (e.g., GCP, AWS, Kubernetes, etc.)

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies and deployments

  • Experience with Big Data platforms (on premise and cloud)

  • Experience with secure coding and/or testing for social media applications

  • Experience with NIST CSF, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-218, NIST SP 800-161, and/or ISO 27001

  • Ability to obtain a USG security clearance

  • One or more relevant industry certification: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, CompTIA CASP+, CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001, or comparable certifications

  • For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled . The range does not includ e additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000 ; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.




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Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,800 professionals serving 3,000+ clients across 55 countries who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative Lateral Thinking That Deliversᵀᴹ, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivalled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Valueᵀᴹ. For more information, please visit,