ZS

Data Science Consultant
Posting Date : 3/9/2018
Last Date : 5/30/2018
Min Expericence : 0 Years
Qualification : BE/ BTech / BS (stats), MS Research or PhD
Location : Pune

DATA SCIENCE CONSULTANT

ZS pioneers in sales force and marketing analytics – applying optimization techniques to sales force and marketing investment problems. We have grown significantly and are now recognized global leaders in sales and marketing consulting.  A key enabler of our services is leveraging data in delivering client solutions. The data available about customers is getting richer and the problems that our customers are trying to answer continue to evolve. In our endeavor to stay ahead in providing solutions to these evolving complex problems, ZS has set up an Advanced Data Sciencewhich has three major focus areas:

  • Research the evolving datasets and advanced analytical techniques to develop new offerings/solutions
  • Deliver client impact by collaboratively implementing these solutions
  • Provide thought leadership by developing the ZS Point of View in this space

The Data Science Consultant will play a critical role in designing, developing and implementing analytical techniques on large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help client make better decisions in sales and marketing space, with guidance from Data Science senior leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner
  • Implementing statistical and data mining techniques e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning, and retrieval processes on a large amount of data to identify trends, figures and other relevant information
  • Collaborating with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings
  • Providing guidance and project management support to the Associates and/or Associate Consultants on the team
  • Evaluating emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical platform
  • Owning the development of select assets/accelerators for efficient scaling of capability
  • Contributing to the thought leadership of the firm by helping in researching the evolving topics and publishing them

Qualifications:

  • Educational background of BE/ BTech / BS (stats), MS Research or PhD in Computer Science (OR Statistics or Business Analytics) from a premier institute
  • Substantial experience in Machine Learning.
  • Knowledge of big data/ advanced analytics concepts and algorithms – text mining, social listening, recommender systems, predictive modeling, etc.
  • Knowledge of programming – Java/Python/R
  • Exposure to tools/platforms – Hadoop eco system and DB systems
  • Agile project planning and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Domain knowledge/expertise (Healthcare/Travel/Hi-tech/Insurance) is preferred though not mandatory
  • Research focused mindset with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills; ability to devise a structure for solving unstructured problems / for conducting exploratory analytics.
  • High motivation, good work ethic and maturity

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.

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