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Specialist - Data Science, Finance Advanced Analytics

Company: McKinsey
Location: Waltham
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

You will be based in one of our locations in the Americas or Europe as part of our finance advanced analytics team.

Finance advanced analytics develops innovative data science and advanced analytics models for our global finance operation's most difficult data-driven challenges. The group works on a variety of business problems from core finance areas, and also supports client service functions with tailor made models.

You will collaborate with internal clients and a diverse team of data scientists, data engineers, subject matter experts and business leaders to shape tools, analyses, dashboards and other deliverables in a way that maximizes opportunity for impact.

You will work with leaders and members from different groups within and beyond our finance function to drive use-cases through all aspects of the data science pipeline.

In this role, you will help these stakeholders identify use cases from their areas where advanced analytics tools have the potential to drive additional impact. While developing bespoke solutions for those business problems, you will collaborate with colleagues who have specific expertise in each relevant area and can act as a translator between the data science side and the business side. These colleagues often are finance specialists, but may also include subject matter experts from other areas, such as people analytics, client service and the McKinsey Global Institute.

You will work closely with the firm's data and information technology experts to define data and data structures that enable current and future finance advanced analytics use cases in the best possible way. This will include working with data owners and knowledge experts to procure and understand relevant data sets.

You will build data science models using a variety of methodologies. Past projects have involved time-series, machine learning, statistics, optimization, and simulation. You will analyze and interpret the results and progress of analytical efforts, delivering clear, well-structured communication to internal clients and stakeholders using a variety of formats (e.g. demos, presentations). In addition, you will contribute to the team's strategic agenda.

  • Degree in applied mathematics (e.g. statistics, machine learning, operations research, etc.); master's degree preferred
  • 2+ years of technical experience
  • Deep understanding of data science principles and methodologies
  • Ability to program data science workflows in Python; knowledge in SQL and R is a plus
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Integrity and professionalism in dealing with confidential information
  • Superior communication and collaboration skills; ability to communicate crisply and clearly with firm leaders

Keywords: McKinsey, Waltham , Specialist - Data Science, Finance Advanced Analytics, Other , Waltham, Massachusetts

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