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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
 
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 and 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. The candidate is expected to have experience in gathering big data to formulate high business impact cluster or nodes and establish performance checks on the large data models
 
The candidate should be able to create insights from predictive statistical modeling to deliver client value, using deep statistical and mathematical knowledge to discover relationships among variables. They should be able to translate business issues into specific requirements to develop analytic solutions and identify the appropriate data to support the solution.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Strong background in statistical concepts, calculations and mathematical knowledge
  • Innovative and strong analytical and algorithmic problem solvers
  • Experience in handling real data
  • Able to distill insights from huge volumes of chaotic data
  • 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.
  • Theoretical and hands-on experience with standard Machine Learning methodologies and algorithms, such as unsupervised clustering, binary or multi-classification algorithms etc.
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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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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