Data Scientist

ZS Associates
  • Pune
  • Confidential
  • 5-10 years
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  • 13 Sep 2016

  • Business Analytics

  • IT/ Technology - Software/ Services
Job Description

A key enabler of our services is leveraging data in delivering client solutions. The data available about customers is getting richer and the problems that our customers are trying to answer continue to evolve. In our endeavor to stay ahead in providing solutions to these evolving complex problems, ZS has set up an Advanced Data Science track which has three major focus areas:
? Research the evolving datasets and advanced analytical techniques to develop new offerings/solutions
? Deliver client impact by collaboratively implementing these solutions
? Provide thought leadership by developing the ZS Point of View in this space
Data Scientist will play a critical role in designing, developing and implementing analytical techniques on large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help client make better decisions in sales and marketing space, with guidance from Data Science leadership.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Client Impact
? Developing advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner
? Implementing statistical and data mining techniques e.g. hypothesis testing, machine learning, and retrieval processes on a large amount of data to identify trends, figures and other relevant information
? Collaborating with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings
? Providing guidance and project management support to the Associates on the team
Research and Firm Contribution
? Evaluating emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical platform
? Owning the development of select assets/accelerators for efficient scaling of capability
? Contributing to the thought leadership of the firm by helping in researching the evolving topics and publishing them
Qualifications:
? BE/ BTech / BS (stats) from Tier-1 institute would be required.
? PhD in Computer Science (OR Statistics) / MTech / MS from a premier institute would be highly preferred
? Substantial experience in Machine Learning.
? Knowledge of big data/ advanced analytics concepts and algorithms – text mining, social listening, recommender systems, predictive modeling, etc.
? Knowledge of programming – Java/Python/R
? Exposure to tools/platforms – Hadoop eco system and DB systems
? Agile project planning and project management skills
? Excellent communication skills
? Domain knowledge/expertise (Healthcare/Travel/Hi-tech/Insurance) is preferred though not mandatory.
Approach to Work
? Research focused mindset with strong attention to detail
? Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
? High motivation, good work ethic and maturity


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