Associate Consultant, Data Science

  • ZS
  • Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.

Data Science Associate Consultants
 (DSACs) design, develop and execute high-impact analytics solutions for large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help clients make better fact-based decisions.

• 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 development of select assets/accelerators that create scale;
• Contribute to thought leadership through research and publication support;
• Guide and mentor Associates on teams.

• PhD degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline, and strong academic performance with analytic and quantitative coursework is required;
• In lieu of a PhD, 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 eco system 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.