Data Science Associate

Short Description

ZS is hiring a Data Science Associate who can collaborate with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings.

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • Develop advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner;
  • Execute statistical and data mining techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning, and retrieval processes) on large data sets to identify trends, figures, and other relevant information;
  • Collaborate with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings;
  • Evaluate emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical platform;
  • Participate in the development of select assets/accelerators that create scale;
  • Contribute to thought leadership through research and publication support;
  • Guide and mentor Associates on teams.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline, and strong academic performance with analytic and quantitative coursework is required;
  • In lieu of a Ph.D., 3-5 years of relevant post-collegiate work experience;
  • Knowledge of big data/advanced analytics concepts and algorithms (e.g. text mining, social listening, recommender systems, predictive modeling, etc.);
  • Knowledge of programming (e.g. Java/Python/R);
  • Exposure to tools/platforms (e.g. Hadoop ecosystem and database systems);
  • Agile project planning and project management skills;
  • 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.

Data Science Associate
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ZS is the world's largest firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share, through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 4,500 ZS professionals in 22 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact for clients across multiple industries, including consumer products, energy, high-tech, insurance, medical products and services, and pharmaceuticals.