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Data Science Research Manager

Job Location: Bengaluru

Job Number: 39322


- Job description

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Key Responsibilities include:
Value creation:
- Develop and write research proposals and market the Accenture Research Data Science capability to senior leadership internally in Accenture businesses globally , with the goal to differentiate Accenture Thought Leadership and / or win new consulting engagements in the market place
- Represent Accenture Research in client-facing situations, for instance in proposals and live presentations where a core part of the research solution resides in data science.
- Raise awareness and understanding of data science research tools and outputs in Accenture and Accenture Research, eg. text analytics, sentiment analysis, data-wrangling, machine learning, web-scraping etc.

People Development:
- Manage an India team that researches, tests, and deploys of a diverse set of data science models.
- Assist in growing data science skills in the team, ie. organizing learning activities, create x-pollination opportunities.
- Interact and collaborate with economists and industry researchers to embed data science inputs into economic models and other research projects

Asset Development:
- Build data science research assets that differentiate Accenture Research in the market
- Develop data assets and apps to be used by researchers and consultants.
- Carry data management activities (ETL) and collaborate with data architecture, and IT performance teams
- Help develop a Data Lake to improve data management in Accenture Research.

Your skills

“Hard” skills:
• Overall 10+ years of experience with atleast 5-7 years of hands-on mathematical/statistical modeling experience in a business research and analytics environment
• Track record of using data science in business research projects
• Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to make sense out of data
• Proven experience in working with large datasets and relational databases (SQL)
• Excellent understanding of data science toolbox (eg. R, Python, Stata and SPSS etc.)
• Experience in analyzing, interpreting and making sense of complex data on various formats (text, numeric, image, JSON etc.)
• Advanced knowledge of statistical and data mining techniques (regression, decision trees, clustering, neural networks, etc.)

“Soft” skills:
• Experience in leading and building teams
• Proven ability to manage people and research projects
• Curious, data fan with a strong research drive
• Solution oriented: Pragmatic approach to research problems
• Experience in supervising and coaching data scientists and statisticians
• Proven ability to work in teams and intercultural environments as well as flexibility to work with team mates in different time zones.
• Strong people developer / change management skills
• Entrepreneurial attitude. Creative and independent approach to research problems.
• Strong professional qualities: client focus, decisiveness, integrity, resilience to stress against stretch goals, deadlines.
• Strong communications skills (focus on actionable intelligence) and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings

Additional Information

Work Experience:
• Experienced Manager or similar
• Global / large private corporation or institution, R&D Lab, research think tank or recognized research government agency

Location: Bangalore, India

Education Qualifications:

• BE/B.Tech from top institutions like IITs and NITs plus a desirable MBA from a Tier 1, Tier2 institute; OR
• Masters or PhD in one or more of the following quantitative disciplines, i.e. Mathematics, Statistics, Economics from top tier institutes;
• BE from good Engineering colleges and Mas

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