Senior Data Scientist

Job description

Who we are


Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.


BCG X is the tech build & design unit of BCG. Turbocharging BCG’s deep industry and functional expertise, BCG X brings together advanced tech knowledge and ambitious entrepreneurship to help organizations enable innovation at scale. With nearly 3,000 technologists, scientists, programmers, engineers, and human-centered designers located across 80+ cities, BCG X builds and designs platforms and software to address the world’s most important challenges and opportunities. Teaming across our practices, and in close collaboration with our clients, our end-to-end global team unlocks new possibilities. Together we’re creating the bold and disruptive products, services, and businesses of tomorrow.

BCG GAMMA as part of BCG X is dedicated to building cutting-edge AI and digital systems that go beyond prototypes to transform our clients’ core businesses. Powered by proprietary data assets, our custom products integrate into clients’ unique tech stacks to enable better, faster decision making.

What You'll Do

As a member of our BCG X data science consulting team (BCG GAMMA), your focus is on translating real-world business problems into an appropriate quantitative context and develop models that solve these questions. To do so, you’ll not only develop modeling concepts, you will implement, calibrate and backtest these and align the results and findings with our clients. You’ll combine innovative skills in (applied) mathematics, stochastics and statistics, computer science, numerical mathematics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. You’ll be working hand in hand with our senior staff, some of the world’s top minds in their respective field of analytics and industry, on cases that reshape business, government, and society. You’ll apply data science and analytics methods to real-world business situations, collaborating on challenging projects in inspiring teams, increasing your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience to help you at every stage of your career—at BCG and beyond.

BCG X consulting work is varied and rigorous, most of it performed at our client sites. Projects can vary in length, size, and location, depending on the client’s challenge. Because our clients operate all over the world, you may travel internationally. If you are joining us directly from school, expect to work with a wide range of clients and projects right from the start—from framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, developing modeling concepts and approaches, designing innovative solutions and algorithms, creating scale through designing relevant material or even tools and apps to training colleagues and clients in new solutions.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

We’re looking for a passionate and talented Senior Data Scientist to join our rapidly growing team. Successful candidates are intellectually curious builders who are biased toward action, scrappy, and communicative.

You would typically have:

  • 4+ years’ of professional experiences in Data Science, Research, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence OR completed a PhD in a relevant field
  • Deep experience applying advanced analytics to a variety of business situations and a proven ability to synthesize complex data; as well as a deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, and the ability to translate this into business implications for our clients
  • Comfortable managing engagements, client relationships, and acting as a “thought partner” to your client counterparts
  • Strong presence, strong collaboration skills, leadership ambition and ability to operate effectively in a matrix
  • The love for building things and experience in working with modern development tools and writing code collaboratively
  • The ability to explain sophisticated data science concepts in an understandable manner and distil complex results or processes into simple, clear visualizations
  • Fluency in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python preferred) with additional deep experience in core analytic methods such as predictive modelling, segmentation/clustering, network analysis, machine learning, time series analysis, text mining, NLP, etc.
  • An outstanding academic track record in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, machine learning, or a related data centric field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

We offer multiple career paths for the world’s best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return, we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible - and unlocking your potential to advance the world.

To join us

All candidates must complete an online application to be considered.

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