Senior Data Scientist/AI/ML Advisor

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West Monroe is looking for a Senior Data Scientist/AI/ML Advisor to join our Transaction Services–Data Engineering & Analytics Practice and deliver on technology M&A due diligence projects. The data scientist/AI Advisor will partner with other Transaction Services advisors/architects (Cloud, Cyber, Software Engineering, infrastructure) and executive client stakeholders to provide assessment solutions and tech advisory across a variety of industries, including Private Equity, High-Tech & Software, Healthcare, and Financial Services. As a technology agnostic firm, they will also have the chance to continuously expand their skillset while working with cutting edge tools, platforms, and frameworks. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our newly formalized (but long existing) technology M&A offering and lead strategic enterprise projects, advanced analytics due diligences, post-merger integrations, and carve-out advisory engagements. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams, Transaction Services’ consultants from other competencies (i.e., Software Engineering, Cloud & Infrastructure, Cybersecurity) in support of holistic, tech due diligence assessments for client M&A activity and identify growth and remediation opportunities through analysis of existing data and analytics systems, capabilities and maturity, business processes and data monetization opportunities. 
  • Assess underlying technology/libraries/tooling/architecture landscape within enterprise organizations to make recommendations to strategic investors on improving market readiness, achieving long-term scalability, and/or reducing operational cost 
  • Formulate strategic investment summaries, key risk mitigation analyses, and long-term technology-based strategy for both pre-close and post-close projects 
  • Establish the linkage between business strategy and analytics alignment (and vice versa) to deliver impactful outcomes 
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the data collection, analytics platforms, data science and data visualization initiatives across the department’s big data projects.
  • Executive presence with the ability to present, interpret, and recommend results of work including the development of new concepts, major advances in the field, new major applications, and progress on all product programs. 
  • Be a thought leader, create white papers and represent the organization at various industry conferences and events 
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to data scientists/engineers and practitioners 
  • Be the visible face of the data science team to internal partners, external customers and prospects, and the data scientist community at large 
  • Keep pulse of the latest development in AI/ML, big data, and the tools and products data scientists and businesses use cases. 
  • Drive new business with existing clients by identifying unique opportunities and liaising to appropriate client leads, account managers, or business developers 

 Qualifications: 

  • PhD/Master’s in statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent professional work experience
  • Consulting firm/industry or start-up experience preferred 
  • Working knowledge of various supervised, unsupervised machine learning and deep learning techniques (clustering, decision tree, neural networks, etc.) and their real-world applications. 
  • Ability to measure maturity levels for client data science teams and affiliated practices, such as CRISP-DM/TDSP, adherence to modern PM methodology (i.e., Agile/Scrum), model governance, Ethics & Fairness, etc. 
  • Expertise in leading all phases of the end-to-end Machine Learning pipeline/lifecycle: data preparation, cleansing, modeling, and fine-tuning to build accurate, robust, and reliable algorithms
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker, PowerBI and charting libraries and presenting data to stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical engagements including proposal development, estimation, and day-to-day project management (time tracking, budgeting, status reporting, etc.) 
  • Strong sense of urgency with comfortability delivering solutions in fast-paced, dynamic environments 
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques 
  • Excellent critical thinking, leadership, communication, and project management skills 
  • Willingness to travel 1-2 nights month for out-of-town client engagements – COVID-19 permitting 
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity, and openness to new ideas and perspectives 

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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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.

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Eat lunch together
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