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Data Scientist

Job Location: Kuala Lumpur

Regional Description: Malaysia

Job Number: 00683423

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Your client’s eyes probably glaze over when you discuss in detail logistic regression, cluster analysis, neural nets and other segmentation models, but they certainly appreciate your uncanny ability to utilize those to lower their marketing costs and improve marketing effectiveness. Or perhaps they rely on you to provide analytics that stimulate sales, strengthen customer loyalty and generate purchases. If you’ve earned a reputation for your analytics expertise, Accenture may be the perfect place to take the next step in your career journey.      
 
YOUR ROLE: 
Data Scientist
As a Data Science professional, the individual will help drive sales and solutioning of data science/analytics engagements, manage and/or supervise project delivery, mentor teams, build new capabilities, support/contribute to thought leadership and building new skills.  The candidate should be able to seamlessly work with Client teams in positioning data science/analytical capabilities and with help of them drive an deliver data science/analytics engagement.
 
The successful candidate should have strong consultative, business and communication skills in addition to quantitative ability. As well as be exposed to the challenges of using statistics in a business setting, such as incomplete data, biased data, large data sets, low signal-to-noise ratios, high variance and multiple objective functions. Requires being creative and resourceful and will utilize traditional statistical methodologies as well as newer techniques from computational statistics and data mining and big data capabilities.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Strong background in statistical concepts and calculations
  • Experience in handling real data
  • Innovative and strong analytical and algorithmic problem solvers
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash) for orchestration and data manipulation and statistical computing tools like R, SAS, and SPSS
  • Data engineering experience, including SQL and experience manipulating structured and unstructured data sources for analysis.
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with MapReduce/Hadoop and related technologies (e.g., Pig, Hive, Cascading).
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services and Elastic MapReduce a plus.
  • Familiarity with Hadoop based commercial packages (e.g. Cloudera, Hortonworks)
  • Experience in text mining/NLP
All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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