Lead Data Scientist

Location:

Sao Paulo

Geography:

Central & South America

About Us

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Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. Here at BCG GAMMA, you’ll have the chance to work with clients in every BCG region and every industry area. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG - a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology.

Role Profile

We are seeking a strong candidate with advanced analytics experience to fill an exciting Lead Data Scientist (LDS) position within BCG GAMMA. The LDS is a valuable expert in Data Science and Analytics and will design and build analytics methodologies, solutions, and products to deliver value to BCG’s clients in collaboration with case teams. The LDS will be involved in all aspects of advanced analytics, from helping to create relevant products and service offerings by working with priority global Practice Areas, to leading and executing analytics work and continuing to expand the analytical foundation and competitive value proposition. The LDS will collaborate directly with client and wider BCG case teams and will manage the analytics components of client deliverables. The LDS is responsible for clarifying initial objectives, setting up analytics work plan and methodology, organizing the data scientist members of the team, quality assurance, and managing scope and work planning throughout the project. The LDS is expected to provide mentoring, coaching, and career development to (senior) analytics associate and data scientist team members on both a formal and informal basis.

Your Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions, or 5+ years consulting experience
  • PhD or other Advanced degree in a field linked to business analytics, statistics or geo-statistics, operations research, geography, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related field
  • Looking for individuals with deep technical and data science expertise, acute strategic and analytical skills, ability to lead and persuade, drive and energy, and desire to work in a project based environment on strategic issues.
  • Strong record of professional accomplishment and leadership
  • Experience in core analytics methods (one or more of the following): Statistics (t-tests, ANOVA), variable reduction (FA, PCA), Segmentation/clustering techniques , Geographic cluster recognition and manipulation techniques, Predictive modeling: e.g. logistic regression, linear regression, Network analysis (location-allocation, travelling sales person, vehicle routing problem), Time series analysis: e.g. ARIMA, VAR, etc., Machine learning: e.g. LCA, Random Forest, neural networks, Spatio-temporal analysis, Time series analysis (ARIMA, VAR, etc.), Text mining & unstructured data analytics, Simulation: e.g. MC, dynamic, discrete event, Optimization: e.g. linear programming, heuristic
  • Familiarity with a broad base of analytics tools (one or more of the following): Data management: e.g. Excel, SQL, PostGRESql, Hadoop/Hive, Alteryx, Analytics platforms: e.g. SAS, R, RapidMiner, SPSS, Data visualization: e.g. Tableau, GIS toolkits (ESRI, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar), ESRI Network Analyst, RouteSmart, RoadNet or similar, GPS data analysis a plus, Programming and/or scripting experience: e.g. Python, C#, VBA, Java, Perl, etc
  • Experience in applied analytics for business problem solving: Eg. Extensive experience building analytical solutions for (one or more of the following), Pricing and promotional effectiveness, Delivery fleet consolidation, Loyalty program effectiveness, Network real estate reorganization, Customer segmentation and targeting, Delivery footprint/territory expansion (or reduction), Customer LTV maximization, Cost modeling of transportation & logistics operations, Churn prevention, Strong project management skills, Others a plus

All applicants must complete an online application to be considered: http://apply.bcg.com/brazil

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Date Posted:

21-Nov-2017

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