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Data Science Consultant

Client Services - Technology & Digital Buenos Aires

At AlixPartners we solve the most complex and critical challenges by moving quickly from analysis to action when it really matters; creating value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. We prize diversity and inclusion, the intellectually curious, the inventive, and the forward-thinking. We invite you to influence the way we work, and define the way we embrace tomorrow.

What you’ll do

Are you passionate about a future that exceeds your expectations? Here, at AlixPartners your passion becomes your career. We work in smaller and more senior teams that bring deep industry and functional knowledge to our clients. You will sit shoulder-to-shoulder with owners, boards, and CEOs to address the issues that sit at the top of their agendas - and often become front-page news. 

If you join our practice, you will work with financially secure, under-performing and distressed companies across a variety of urgent, high impact situations. Our elite professionals are recognized experts in their respective fields, bringing to bear their skills and experience to craft measurable, improved outcomes for our clients. 

In this role, you will have the chance to create ETL workflows, scripts, statistical models, and visualizations while taking responsibility for the design, build, test, execution, and support of the data migration, cleansing, wrangling, etc. The ideal candidate will have a detailed understanding of the underlying data and data structures of multiple systems to allow in depth analysis of existing and potential data insights.

Data Modeling 

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques 
  • Execute machine learning projects using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance

Data Manipulation 

  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as Python, PySpark, R. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Collect data from a wide variety of corporate databases, including various SQL databases -Microsoft, Redshift, Teradata, Oracle, Netezza, etc.-, Access, Excel, plain or formatted text files, OLAP cubes –Microsoft, Oracle-, and no-SQL databases.
  • Parse data out of poorly structured XML and invalid HTML documents
  • Use regular expressions to extract information from un-structured text documents
  • Deal with missing data through multiple-imputation or the use of advanced models
  • Automate boring tasks with scripts

Data Organization 

  • Build effective, reliable, and robust ETL processes that govern the data ingestion flow.
  • Design database models, consistent table structures, and advanced dimensional schemas that carry out data quality and consistency standards.
  • Apply modeling approaches, business intelligence patterns, and data management techniques.
  • Understanding of cloud architectures. Some knowledge in Azure, AWS or GCP is desired. 

Data Analysis 

  • Demonstrate advanced SQL skills, such as CTEs and window functions, to work with extensive amounts of data at various aggregation levels.
  • Review and analyze legacy code/scripts to understand data processing logic and business rules.
  • Ability to apply statistical learning languages to build predictive models that enrich, expand, and allow deeper understanding of data analyses and solutions.
  • Distributed systems knowledge, specially of HDFS and the Hadoop ecosystem. 

Data Visualization 

  • Use interactive data visualization tools, such as Tableau and Power BI to present results in a compelling manner.
  • Ability to tell a convincing story to C-level executives using visual charts and dashboards
  • Present complicated technical findings to a non-technical audience.

What you’ll need

  • Data-oriented personality 
  • Ability to synthesize the requests received from team members at client sites
  • Desire to actively engage in geographically dispersed teams
  • Capability to be a creative, innovative problem solver —but using simple ideas
  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Computer Science, Engineering or another quantitative field
  • Three years of applicable professional experience
  • Knowledge of any of the following languages: Python, JavaScript, C#, or similar plus familiarity with at least one ETL tool (such as Alteryx, KNIME, SSIS, Pentaho, or DataStage).
  • Motivated to discover and learn new analytical techniques and software tools to improve the quality of our work
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (in English). Proficiency in other languages is a plus.
  • Authorized to work in applicable country and travel freely internationally without restrictions or visa sponsorship
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and travel if necessary, to meet client demands
  • Ability to work full time in an office and remote environment.
  • Ability to work full time in an office and remote environment; physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the workday.

This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities.

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. www.alixpartners.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, (age), status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.

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