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Advanced Analytics & data Science
Ref No.: 17-28208
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, Oregon
The Advanced Analytics & Data Science expert will apply their knowledge of advanced analytics, data mining and statistical techniques on a variety of industries and using a diverse set of tools to bring insights out of complex data. The Advanced Analytics & Data Science expert will assess information from a range of data stored in disparate systems, integrating data and providing data mining to answer specific business questions as well as identifying unknown trends and relationships in data.

The Role
Cognizant has built a large and dedicated team of Advanced Analytics & Data Science experts, which works with its clients globally, across all major industry verticals, delivering world-class data science outcomes. We are looking for candidates who can be a part of this team and its growth. The key roles of the Advanced Analytics & Data Science expert are as follows:
  • Work at a client site and lead and expand a team of 5-10 associates developing and applying data mining methodologies
  • Lead the onsite/offshore data science consulting team
  • Lead the data science delivery with business teams like Marketing, Retention, Parts and Accessories with excellent communication skills.
  • Create business presentation and deliver outcome of the results to business, ideate and build scores for easier consumption from the predictive model
  • Work in an onsite-offshore model and lead the data science development with team members at onsite and offshore.
  • Recommend next steps to ensure successful project completion and to help team penetrate client accounts
  • Consistently deliver high-quality service/ consultative support to clients
  • Prepare projects action plans while designing timelines, risk mitigation plan.
  • Help grow business by ideating analytical/data science use cases, build solutions and deliver value.
  • Lead development of data science driven business solutions and preparation of RFP responses
  • Provide thought leadership in the field of big data analytics in terms of application of big data analytics use cases, newer technologies, newer algorithms and techniques etc.
  • Keep up to date on latest trends, tools and advancements in the area of analytics and data such as deep learning, artificial intelligence, neural net etc. and their practical business applications
  • Contribute to Cognizant data science practice by growing the revenue, increasing client footprint and contributing to intellectual capital of the Data Science practice.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research Information Systems or similar analytic/data intensive subject area – or the acquisition of such skills through professional experience
  • Senior Advanced Analytics & Data Science expert with at least 12 years of experience in leading data science deliverable with an onsite-offshore team of Advanced Analytics & Data Science expert and data engineers.
  • Hands on experience with Python and R for building models and exposure to big data (distributed system) with excellent communication skills.
  • Build and validate classification and regression models using python packages like sklearn, xgboost, tensorflow and R packages like pyspark, xgboost, randomforest, neural network, caret, etc.
  • Exposure to text analytics, Bayesian learning, deep learning, entity resolution, probabilistic programming is a plus.
  • Provide requirements to data engineers to build features in Spark, Should be able to validate/QC the data engineering pipeline.
  • Interact and answer business queries with Hive queries (ad-hoc analysis), Root cause analysis, etc.
  • Have experience with models like CLV (Customer lifetime Value), Customer churn etc.
  • Experience of working in data science projects in automotive industry will be a big plus.
  • Experience in authoring published papers in the big data analytics space in reputed industry journals and forums will be a big plus