Senior OSINT Investigations Consultant

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Working at Blackdot

Blackdot Solutions makes investigations software. Our product, Videris, is a leading solution that transforms the way organisations collect, analyse and visualise open source intelligence (OSINT). Governments, banks and large organisations use Videris to tackle some of the most complex investigative challenges our society faces. We’re looking for creative self-starters who love working with highly sophisticated and demanding customers to join our fast-paced, dynamic team. You’ll be working in a team of friendly, driven sales, marketing and product professionals with a wide range of experience and interests. 


Hybrid – You must be prepared to come into the office a minimum of once a week, and on other days when requested.

About the role

The Senior OSINT Consultant is a key role within our commercial team. The role requires a recent background in conducting complex OSINT investigations and involves staying abreast of emerging technologies, OSINT trends and investigative techniques. You will grow Blackdot’s position as a thought leader within the wider OSINT community, supporting marketing activity, events, and community engagements, sales efforts, and also providing guidance and input to the product roadmap. The Senior OSINT Consultant will collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing expertise on OSINT sources, investigative use cases, competitive and market intelligence, and the ethical use of OSINT.


As our Senior Investigations & Intelligence Consultant you will play a critical role in supporting our sales and marketing efforts, and the positioning of our software Videris, contributing to strategic decision-making in in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting effective sales pitches and partner enablement activities by building and delivering effective product demonstrations of Videris, as well as demonstrating insights about clients’ investigative challenges and needs.
  • Conducting OSINT investigations using client-provided examples as part of pre-sales workshops or training scenarios
  • Providing thought leadership and best practice advice on how to improve investigations with the use of OSINT and the application of Videris’s capabilities.
  • Gathering intelligence on competitors, market trends, and emerging technologies in the software industry. Use this to provide insights that will inform product development and help the sales team to tailor their approach.
  • Identifying, participating in and presenting at relevant industry events, including webinars and existing community engagements.  Providing input into other marketing campaigns and activities.
  • Staying informed about legal and regulatory requirements related to OSINT and ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Conducting internal training sessions to raise awareness about OSINT use cases and investigative workflows.
  • Supporting the Customer Success team by providing workflow and best practice training on Videris to maximise usage and efficiency.

About you

We like working with people who can communicate their ideas well and bring their team along with them; no idea is a bad idea. You will be expert at what you do, but keen to experience new ideas and to learn further.  This position is one of our more senior roles and has a strong technical component requiring:

  • A minimum 5 years’ OSINT investigations experience
  • Expertise leveraging OSINT techniques and tools to conduct complex investigations, ideally including economic crime use cases
  • Preferably, experience working in or with both the private and public sector
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proven public speaking ability.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, a deep understanding of the OSINT market, ideally including the use of other investigations tools, and the ability to stay abreast of evolving OSINT landscapes.
  • Strong understanding of both law enforcement and financial services use cases for OSINT investigations beneficial.
  • Experience in delivering training beneficial.


You’ll enjoy: 

  • Competitive salary with regular pay reviews 
  • 25 days holiday and the flexibility to carry over 
  • The chance to work with some of the best people in the business. 
  • Strong work-life balance & flexible working 
  • Professional development days & role-specific training 
  • Vitality health insurance 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Enhanced pension contributions 
  • Enhanced parental leave 
  • Regular and varied company socials 

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter to apply. The application process will consist of an initial screening call, followed by an interview with Antonia Edmunds and up to 2 other senior stakeholders in either the Product or Customer Success teams (usually in one interview). You will be asked to conduct an OSINT investigation assessment exercise in advance of the interview, where you will need to present your approach and findings. Applicants can expect to hear from a Blackdot team member within two weeks of submitting their application.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact [email protected]  

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Blackdot Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all people, regardless of their race, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation. We conduct regular pay reviews to prevent pay discrimination and ensure equitable pay based on role and experience. We are committed to providing a safe, rewarding workplace for all employees and are happy to provide reasonable adjustments where needed. If you have any questions about Blackdot’s DEI policy, please get in touch with [email protected].   

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