Data Science Sr. Developer at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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West Monroe is seeking a Data Science Senior Consultant to join and help build our emerging Advanced Analytics practice in the Chicago office. Our predictive analytics and data engineering teams operate as an analytics engine for tackling cross-functional, high-profile business problems that add value, build new expertise, and establish innovative, competitive advantages for our clients. We’re looking for you to be a thought-leader, building solutions for clients from the ground up on a daily basis.  You engage in developing and marketing analytics solutions and collaborating with our client analytics SMEs to implement a variety of predictive models in a variety of industries.
Responsibilities: 
  • Work collaboratively with our clients to understand business needs and objectives, then design and deploy analytics solutions and models to solve relevant business issues using appropriate data science methods and tools
  • Build custom quantitative models by applying advanced statistical methods such as causal and predictive modeling, forecasting, data mining, simulation, and/or optimization, and apply data visualization techniques to evaluate data quality, model performance. etc.
  • Interpret results of analytical models, identify trends and issues, and develop alternatives to support client business objectives
  • Leverage experience working with many types of data, including unstructured and structured, to support analytics. Identify key data requirements and acquire data; harmonize, rescale, and cleanse data for statistical techniques
  • Lead projects, or the analytics portion of projects, by communicating and reporting project status to key client stakeholders, including budget, risks, issues, etc.
  • Advance new ideas and bring relevant methods to West Monroe, to support and grow the practice of analytics across the company
  • Partner with stakeholders and technologist to implement/automate/operationalize models into day-to-day business decision making
  • Ability to travel an average of 50%.
  • Ability to work well in a team of 2 – 5 consultants
 
Technical Qualifications:
  • MS or Bachelors’ degree with equivalent experience Business Analytics or Data Science, or related disciplines such as Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research is preferred
  • Training and experience in several key analytical topics, including optimization, time series analysis and forecasting, advanced regression techniques, model building, and simulation 
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience working in statistical analysis/data analytics, managing and/or coaching one or more analysts
  • Proven expertise with advanced analytics tools and programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL, and familiarity with data visualization tools and libraries
  • Hands-on experience with multivariate analytic techniques such as linear and logistic regression, decision tree, cluster and factor analysis, time-series forecasting methods,
  • SVM models, and neural nets.
  • NoSQL a plus: HBase, Cassandra, Accumulo, Mongo, Neo4j, etc.
  • Experience with Spark, SparkML and other distributed analytics frameworks are a plus
  • Must be experienced with data preparation and data munging, creating cohesive analytical datasets from multiple sources
  • Experience with Spark, SparkML and other distributed analytics frameworks are a plus
 
Strategy Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with clients and present to C-level executives, and strong ability to communicate analytical findings to client stakeholders
  • Solid project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience, change management, strategic planning and analysis
  • Present experience or proficiency with data related projects
  • Proficient analytical, problem solving and quality delivery experience with Fortune 200 clients
Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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