Data Analyst - Wave


  • Bachelor's degree in IT; Advanced degree is a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of data analysis and working with data manipulation and advanced Excel skills; visual Basics and Macro-writing knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills in English; Portuguese is a plus
  • Ability to act autonomously, bringing structure and organization to work
  • Previous experience working with multi-geographic distributed teams

Who You'll Work With

You'll work with our Wave team in San José, Costa Rica. Wave is part of McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey's New Ventures.

Wave equips clients to successfully manage improvement programs and transformations. Focused on business impact, Wave allows clients to track the impact of individual initiatives and understand how they affect longer term goals. Its mix of an intuitive interface and McKinsey business expertise givens clients a simple and insightful picture of what can otherwise be a complex process by allowing them to track the progress and performance of initiatives against business goals, budget, and timeframes.

New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for – and expands our investment in – our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,000 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we're hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What You'll Do

You will work within the Data Services team to perform data transformation, modeling and validation activities as well as configuring applications to client context.

You'll work remotely, but in close collaboration, with the Service Management team. Depending on your seniority and the engagement context, you may work locally with the Service Management team and/or the client. You will also participate in the continuous development and improvement of configuration tools. Additionally, you'll validate raw data quality and transform the data using MS Excel, perform quality checks on the data, and suggest improvements for data quality.

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