Analyst - Big Data Development

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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 9/20/2017

Boston Consulting Group Chicago, IL

Company
Boston Consulting Group
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
4335BR_Chicago_IL
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
578542436

JOB DESCRIPTION

Company Information
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. BCG was founded in 1963 and is a privately owned firm with more than 14,000 employees across 85 offices in 48 countries. Integrity, respect for the individual, delivering value, and making an impact on society are just some of BCG's core values. BCG's commitment to both our clients' success and our own standards is what sets BCG apart as a world-class professional services organization. Join BCG - start your career at a company that is consistently ranked as the leader in its field, and is acknowledged as one of the best places to work.

Position Summary
PRACTICE AREA:

BCG GAMMA delivers powerful analytics-based insights designed to help our clients tackle their most pressing business problems. We partner with BCG case teams and practices across the full analytics value-chain: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative analytics workflows, training colleagues in new methodologies, and interpreting findings for our clients. GAMMA is a global resource, working with clients in every BCG region and in every industry area. It is a core member of a rapidly growing Analytics enterprise at BCG a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches.


POSITION SUMMARY:

BCG has established the GAMMA Solutions and Services team to support case teams in managing and realizing insight and opportunity from the increasing analytical intensity of our clients' problems. Big Data Engineers, together with Data Scientists, Scientific Modelers, Scientific Programmers, Data Visualization Specialists as well Geospatial Analysts, are the core of the Analytics Solutions service. They work closely with consultants and case teams to provide both consultation on analytics subject matter expertise and hands-on support to case teams, focusing on data engineering, advanced analytics tools, modeling, and visualization, and custom-developed client-facing analytics deliverables. We are looking for talented data scientists that can drive our advance analytics capability forward.

The Analyst will join a growing team with a global presence, and will work with both customers and team members worldwide. Successful candidates will possess advanced analytical technical expertise, strong collaborative and execution capabilities, excellent communication skills, a practical and flexible mindset, and high attention to detail and work quality.

Job Responsibilities
Rapid business requirement gathering and analysis

* Accelerate and improve project data acquisition and access for case teams

* Work with project stakeholders to identify business needs and gather requirements for data analysis or deployment of existing BI tools

* Collaborate with project team members to write prioritized business requirements documentation, including scope definition and statement of work

* Work with project team members to gather, assess, organize, profile, and clean data for business analysis

Data analysis and implementation of analytic solutions

* Plan and execute high quality business analysis of large data sets, analyzing and interpreting collected data to meet business requirements

* Work with project team members to gather, assess, organize, profile, and clean data for business analysis

* Develop or use existing tools that present data in useful business formats

Provide training, assistance, and support to customers

* Provide quick-response support to case teams on subject matter expertise via a central request portal

* Deliver highest-quality work product both within team and to case teams / customers

Other

* Perform internal team projects and duties as assigned or required

* Occasional travel dependent on project requirements

Basic Job Requirements
Education & Experience:

* Undergraduate degree in a field linked to data engineering, business analytics, applied mathematics, computer science, , software engineering, or related field is required; advanced degree is preferred

* 1-2+ years relevant industry experience, focus on data engineering preferred

* Previous experience working in a global organization or professional services firm is preferred

* Experience with basic statistics is preferred

Key Competencies
Professional capabilities

* Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making

* Able to effectively handle difficult and stressful situations with poise, tact and patience, while demonstrating a sense of urgency

* Can approach problems in an innovative manner, exhibiting the aptitude to think quickly

* Able to anticipate, identify, and solve critical problems

* Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive out-of-the-box and critical thinker

* Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills

* Ability to engage at a high level with multiple stakeholders on a daily basis

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Fluent written and spoken English (other languages desirable)

* Ability and willingness to give and receive honest, balanced feedback

* Work management, organization and planning

* Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, efficient time management, and the ability to prioritize work effectively

* Independently and proactively communicates issues, priorities, and objectives

* Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment

* Customer and business focus

* Strong collaborative skills and able to adjust approach to effectively interact with customers at all organizational and technical levels

* Focus on excellent customer service and user needs

* Values and ethics

* Demonstrates competence and character that inspires trust

* Ability to respect all BCG and client information as personal and confidential

Technical expertise

* Experience in core data engineering activities (one or more of the following):

* Data management: e.g. Spark, Hadoop/Hive, Alteryx, PostgreSql, MongoDB

* Database optimization (indexes, query optimization )

* Data loading and management tools (SQL Workbench, Oracle SQL Developer, LINUX Command Line )

* Data cleansing

* Data modelling (variable transformation & summarization, algorithm development, ...)

* Programming and/or scripting experience a plus: e.g. SQL, Python, C#, JavaScript, Scala

Non-discrimination Statement
The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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