Lead Data Scientist

Location: Boston, MA

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Overview of the Data & Analytics function:

L.E.K.'s Data & Analytics is a core services function that is focused on creating and deploying best-in-class capabilities to drive business results for our clients. The team is comprised of data scientists and technical business consultants who work together to solve some of the most challenging business problems our clients have. We drive the full analytics life cycle on client engagements: scoping and understanding business challenges, developing and maintaining robust data assets, creating and running innovative analytical techniques, generating compelling visualizations to communicate the findings / recommendations. We build, develop, and maintain innovative tools and applications for use across projects and for specific clients. We coach, mentor and train colleagues from across the business, on everything from what types of commercial problems analytical techniques can help solve to in-depth technical training for specific types of analysis.

This role is for the Lead Data Scientist of L.E.K.'s rapidly growing Data & Analytics team. The primary focus of this role is to provide deep technical expertise: creating the solutions and leading the delivery of complex analytics on a wide variety of often fast-paced client engagements, developing innovative tools and applications that can help solve client’s commercial issues, developing and commercializing cutting edge analytical techniques, developing technical roadmaps for the function and firm, and training our colleagues.


  • Client engagements:
    • Take the lead on creating, defining and driving the analytical solution for complex client engagements
    • This includes providing deep technical expertise throughout the full life cycle of client engagements including: understanding the client need and defining the best analytical approach to solve it, conducting advanced analytical techniques throughout the engagement (either directly or through coaching and providing thought leadership to the team), and sharing findings and takeaways with senior client stakeholders
    • Solve a wide variety of complex analytical challenges for clients, oftentimes dynamically balancing multiple client engagements at one time
    • Develop and drive the technical roadmap needed to support client engagements

  • Develop analytical tools, service lines, and proprietary data assets:
    • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to continuously innovate on the tools, service lines and proprietary data assets we can offer
    • Serve as the lead technical expert and thought leader in helping to innovate and develop new commercial offerings that require / benefit from advanced analytics skills or capabilities
    • Provide technical expertise and thought leadership on developing analytical tools, services lines, and proprietary data assets, and contribute to building these areas directly when applicable
    • Develop and drive the technical roadmap needed to support tool, service line, and proprietary data asset development

  • Client / business development
    • Provide thought leadership and guidance to Managing Directors on what we are capable of providing to clients, and outline what the requirements are (e.g., timing, data from the client, team skillsets, etc.)
    • When relevant, support Managing Directors in developing and delivering client proposals where advanced data and analytics are critical to the scope of work.
    • Develop and maintain supporting materials for Managing Directors to leverage in client / business development activities
    • Provide input into training / upskilling the D&A team provides to Managing Directors to ensure they are aware of all of our most current capabilities

  • Capability development
    • Stay up to date on best-in-class software, tools, and techniques to ensure that we are able to provide clients with best-in-class solutions
    • Support commercialization and upskilling of staff on relevant software, tools and techniques
    • Develop and drive the technical roadmap to ensure we are operating a best-in-class Data & Analytics function


  • Master's or PhD in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, or related fields
  • 10+ years of experience in analytics, with the majority of the time focused on business / commercial applications
  • Demonstrated deep expertise in data science, as well as strong business, strategic, and commercial analytical skills
  • Analytical problem solver and creative thinker – comfortable in dynamic and fast paced projects
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Work in a project based environment across a variety of project types, lengths, structures; often managing a variety of projects simultaneously
    • Work cross-functionally with technical and non-technical teams
    • Work directly with senior stakeholders (e.g., C-Suite with client organizations, internal leaders)
    • Coach, mentor and teach others on highly technical skills
  • Mastery of Alteryx and Tableau, as well as scripting languages (Python, R, etc.); additional software / scripting skills are a plus (e.g., PowerBI)
  • Experience in Strategic Consulting is a plus

  • Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess eligibility to work in the United States
  • L.E.K. Consulting offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • L.E.K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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