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Data Science Consultant (Philadelphia, PA) at ZS Associates in Philadelphia, PA

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ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS' Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process.

DATA SCIENCE CONSULTANT

Data Science Consultants (DSCs) design, develop and execute analytic techniques on large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help clients make better fact-based decisions. DSCs will research and develop new offerings/solutions, deliver client impact by collaborate to deliver client solutions and develop the ZS point of view in this space.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner;
  • Execute and teach application of statistical and data mining techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning and retrieval processes) on large, unstructured data sets to identify trends, figures and other relevant information;
  • Lead conversations with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings;
  • Evaluate emerging datasets and technologies and help define our analytic platform;
  • Own development of select assets/accelerators that create scale;
  • Contribute to thought leadership through research and publication;
  • Guide and manage project teams of Associates/Associate Consultants.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline, plus 2-4 years of relevant post-PhD work experience;
  • In lieu of a PhD, 5-8 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience;
  • Experience with big data/advanced analytics concepts and algorithms (e.g. text mining, social listening, recommender systems, predictive modeling, etc.);
  • Relevant programming background (e.g. Java/Python/R);
  • Strong understanding of relevant tools/platforms (e.g. Hadoop eco system and database systems);
  • Agile project planning and project management experience; 
  • Team management and skill development experience; 
  • Relevant domain knowledge preferred; (healthcare/transportation/hi-tech/insurance);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail, with a research-focused mindset;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • 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, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.

 

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