Senior Data Science Consultant at West Monroe

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West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better.

If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting?  Then West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

West Monroe Partners is seeking a Data Science Senior Consultant to join and help build our emerging Advanced Analytics practice in the Chicago office. Our business 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.

Core 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
  • 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

So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to flex your technical muscles in a high-energy, team-oriented environment where you own your career, we’d love to hear from you.

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Location

311 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606

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.

Kirsten

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

Adam

Manager, Technology

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.

Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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