Advanced Analytics Manager

Advanced Analytics consultants use sophisticated analytical tools and techniques to help clients understand and extract value from their data. Avanade's Data Scientists leverage state-of-the-art data mining, analytics, statistical and machine learning techniques to derive insights that inform and optimize strategic and operational activities. Working both independently and as part of a team, this involves all phases of analytics projects, including question formulation, design, research and development, implementation and testing.

As a Manager, Advanced Analytics, you will explore and understand data and build advanced analytical models independently, then present and discuss these models with any level of audience. You will partner directly with delivery teams and client stakeholders to identify, develop and deploy data-driven solutions to find answers to business questions and issues.

Day-to-day, you will:

• Use exploratory data analysis from complex and high-dimensional datasets to produce innovative solutions for clients

• Use a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop and evaluate predictive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data

• Generate and test hypotheses, and analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

• Work with product engineers to translate prototypes into new products, services, and features and provide guidelines for large-scale implementations

• Provide input and guidance on data visualization techniques and opportunities

• Apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to prototype development and product improvement.

About you

You have keen analytic skills and the people and teamwork skills to turn theory into results for our clients. You likely have around five years of experience mining and analyzing complex data sets, preferably in a consulting environment, or a combination of experience and relevant education, and three years or somanaging complex teams of business and technical resources.

Your knowledge and skillset likely includes the following:

• Two or more predictive analytics tools, including but not limited to R, Revolution R, SAS, SPSS, MATLAB, MicroStrategy and Tableau

• Statistical modeling, analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing (A/B testing) and optimization algorithms

• High-level programming languages (e.g., S, C++, Python, Julia)

• NoSQL databases and tools (e.g., Hadoop, Hive Spark)

• Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills.

You likely have a Master's Degree or Doctorate in a quantitative field such as computer science, applied mathematics, statistics or machine learning.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Qualifications Role Overview:
The Manager, Advanced Analytics helps clients understand and extract value from their data using sophisticated analytical tools and techniques. Working both independently and as part of a team, the Advanced Analytics consultant is involved in all phases of analytics projects including: question formulation, design, research and development, implementation, and testing. The ideal candidate is able to explore and understand data and build advanced analytical models independently, then present and converse about these models to any level of audience.

Key Role Responsibilities:

- Produce innovative solutions for Avanade's clients driven by exploratory data analysis from complex and high dimensional datasets, both structured and unstructured, applying advanced statistical, data mining, and machine-learning techniques.

- Apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to better business decision making

- Use a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop, and evaluate predictive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data - Generate and test hypotheses, analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

- Communicate data-driven insights and deliver action plans that steer business strategy and decision-making for one or more business segments.

- Work with Avanade's and client teams to translate prototypes into new products, services, and features and provide guidelines for large-scale implementations

- Provide input and guidance on data visualization techniques and opportunities - Work with deal teams to provide subject matter expertise and solutioning support for client proposals and RFPs

- Identify new analytics tools and techniques and lead development and deployment of infrastructure for generating and analyzing information.

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

- Highly proficient with two or more predictive analytics tools including R, Revolution R, SAS, SPSS, MATLAB, MicroStrategy, and Tableau [HIRING MANAGER SPECIFIC]

- Demonstrable professional experience with data mining, analysis, modeling, of large scale, complex data sets

- Highly proficient in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing (A/B testing), and optimization algorithms

- Highly proficient in at least one high level programming languages such (i.e. S, C++, Python, Julia, etc)

- Highly proficient in statistical modeling tools - Able to explain complex analytical methodologies and concepts in non-technical language

- Experience with NoSQL databases and tools (i.e. Hadoop, Hive Spark, etc.)

- Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Education Background:

MS/PhD in quantitative field such as computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, or machine learning

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

5+ years of demonstrable experience mining and analysing complex data sets, preferably in a consulting environment or a combination of experience and relevant education

Preferred Years of Management Experience:

3+ years managing complex teams of business and technical resources

Scope of Work:

Varies by level in accordance with standard Avanade leveling guidelines. Accountabilities & Metrics:

- Chargeability target

- Personal goals

Relevant Additional Details:

This field is reserved for any additional details that may not be globally relevant and consistently vary on a position-byposition basis.

Requisition ID - 53518

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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