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Data Scientist Python Specialist

Job Location: CA - San Jose

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00523220


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Role: Data Scientist Python Specialist

Location: San Jose Area

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Analytics professionals create new insights from predictive statistical modeling activities that target and deliver value to our clients.

Job Description

The Data Scientist Python Specialist will be part of Accenture Analytics as a Service Core Data Scientist team and will collaborate with subject matter experts to developed advanced analytics statistical models/machine learning methods and solutions for Accenture Operations clients to improve various business outcome indicators.

Key responsibilities:

  • Works in close collaboration with business teams to define analysis and modeling objectives
  • Works with Data Engineers to define data requirements for modeling projects
  • Works on data analysis and predictive models focused on marketing/CRM analytics including but not limited to customer segmentation & profiling, forecasting, A/B tests (test – control), etc.
  • Defines modeling approach
  • Creates modeling codes/scripts utilizing Python/open source programming tools
  • Validates and refines models

Data Scientists in Operations follow multiple approaches for project execution from adapting existing assets to Operations use cases, exploring third-party and open source solutions for speed to execution and for specific use cases, and engaging in fundamental research to develop novel solutions.  They also leverage the vast global network of Accenture to collaborate with Accenture Tech Labs, Accenture Open Innovation and Accenture Analytics for creating solutions.

Data Scientists are expected to collaborate with other data scientists, subject matter experts, sales and delivery teams from Accenture locations around the globe to deliver strategic advanced analytics projects from design to execution.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of Master’s degree OR a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 4 years hands on experience working with data
  • Minimum of 2 years predictive modeling, machine learning and data science experience
  • Minimum of 2 years hands on experience with Python coding focused on data science packages (i.e. NumPy, Statsmodels, Pandas, Scikit-learn, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with SQL coding (Google/Oracle/MS SQL)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coding experience with R, Tensor Flow, open source programming platforms
  • Ability to communicate concisely and persuasively with engineers and product managers
  • Passion to answer product/engineering questions with data
  • Experience handling data driven decisions in technology, online marketing channels, email campaigns and/or internet domain

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think creatively to solve real world business problems
  • Ability to work in a global collaborative team environment


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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