Senior Data Scientist

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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, highly collaborative 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, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

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.

Ready for the next step on your career journey?
West Monroe is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our Data Engineering & Analytics practice and contribute to the continuous development of our advanced analytics and data science offerings. We’re looking for a deep technologist and thought-leader, confident in building solutions for clients from the ground up. The senior architect will also help develop and market our analytics platforms-as-as-service solutions, while collaborating with our clients’ analytics SMEs to implement data science models across a variety of industries.

Responsibilities: 
Client Delivery

  • Oversee advanced analytics work and architect predictive models for clients in a variety of industries, I.e. Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, etc.
  • Act as a thought leader and engage with client analytics SMEs to collaborate in the build and deployment of deep data solutions
  • Oversee multiple concurrent analytics engagements, including leading junior consultants and communicating/reporting project status to key client stakeholders (budget, risks, issues, etc.)
  • Make key decisions regarding the direction of your projects including tools, approach, and methodology
  • Define responsibilities, work tasks, and targets for each consultant according to the technical work plan
  • Assess stakeholder interests and plan and execute strategies to address their needs while quickly responding to client requests for immediate issues and driving projects to completion

Practice Development

  • Engage in developing and marketing analytics platforms-as-a-service solutions, repeatable models, and other data science offerings
  • Collaborate cross-functionally leadership across various West Monroe practices to develop applicable client project opportunities
  • Contribute to the development/enhancement of West Monroe’s advanced analytics methodologies, best practices, and approaches to client delivery
  • Continuously enhance your knowledge of the firm’s Data Engineering & Analytics solution lines by attending training and KTS sessions
  • Complete case studies for all engagements and document for future use
  • Develop more junior data science consultants who will be working under your guidance to deliver on client work
  • Attract top tier talent (MS/PhD programs, competing firms, etc.) in an effort to continue building out our analytics and data science capabilities 

Business Development (Desired)

  • Drive new business with existing clients by identifying potential unique opportunities, and communicating them to appropriate West Monroe Account Manager/Business Development Executive
  • Understand client business needs and requirements and help turn those goals into concrete projects and detailed proposals
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospective analytics projects
  • Actively build a professional and affiliate network in the local and greater data science communities

Qualifications:

  • MS or bachelor’s degree in related Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering, Statistics, Econometrics, etc. or equivalent experience required
  • 9-11+ years of experience in data analysis, architecture, or science capacity; 5+ years of experience working in a data science capacity, or managing/coaching one or more data scientists
  • Technology/Management Consulting experience preferred, not required
  • Proficient understanding of AI/ML concepts, and other contemporary data science logic; proven experience with advanced analytics and/or data mining tools
  • Confident in the application of AI, ML, and/or NLP solutions to solve complex business problems across a variety of industries
  • Hands-on experience with multivariate analytic techniques: linear and logistic regression, decision tree, cluster and factor analysis, time-series forecasting methods, SVM models, and/or neural networks
  • Skilled in programming languages like Python, R, Java, SQL, Scala, etc.
  • Familiarity with relational databases like SQL Server, as well as BI/data visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau, and/or QlikView
  • Confident project management ability including leading consultants, requirements analysis, scheduling, providing scope, mitigating issues, risk management, change management, and strategic planning & analysis
  • Comfortable leading concurrent consulting projects at a high level, often ~2-4 engagements simultaneously 
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with clients and present to C-level executives
  • Bonus technologies:
    • NoSQL – HBase, Cassandra, Accumulo, Mongo, Neo4j, etc.
    • Big Data – Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, PIG, Mahout, etc. 
    • Cloud/Data – Azure, AWS, Azure ML, Amazon ML, AWS DeepLens, AWS EMR, etc.
  • Ability to travel roughly ~50%
    • West Monroe is currently operating on a per-client basis when it comes to travel. As an office, we are virtual until October 2020, with employees then given the option to work out of our offices or continue working virtual through the remainder of 2020
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Location

222 West Adams 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.

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
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
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Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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