Data Science Analyst - Periscope


  • Bachelor's degree ideally in a quantitative science and an Advanced degree (MBA, MS, PhD, etc.)
  • 2+ years related experience in practical data analysis
  • Advanced SPSS and/or SAS knowledge (knowledge of R is a plus), and Excel
  • Experience with advanced analytics and statistical techniques such as classification and regression tree (CART/CHAID), factor analysis, correspondence analysis, clustering, discriminant analysis, and multivariate regression/econometric modeling
  • Experience in working with big data techniques is desirable
  • Knowledge of syndicated, scanner, and panel data
  • Experience in mixed modeling is desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization

Who You'll Work With

You'll work in our San José, Costa Rica office and will be a part of our Periscope team which falls under McKinsey's New Ventures. In this role, you'll work within the Data Services team primarily supporting the Insights & Analytics (IA) group of Periscope.

Founded in 2007, Periscope™ by McKinsey enables better commercial decisions by uncovering actionable insights. The Periscope platform combines world leading intellectual property, prescriptive analytics, and cloud based tools to provide more than 25 solutions focused on insights and marketing, with expert support and training. It is a unique combination that drives revenue growth both now and in the future. Customer experience, performance, pricing, category, and sales optimization are powered by the Periscope platform. Periscope has a presence in 26 locations across 16 countries with a team of 350+ IT and business professionals and a network of 300+ experts. To learn more about how Periscope's solutions and experts are helping businesses continually drive better performance, visit ht

McKinsey 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 1,500 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 collaborate with our client teams to effectively execute against project work plans and assist in shaping the final recommendations to our clients.

As part of this effort, you'll conduct core analytics with a high degree of accuracy and then work with the project team to formulate strategic insights for clients. You'll create and deliver advanced analytics using a variety of techniques including Purchase Structure, Market Map, Segmentation, Econometric Modeling, and various other multivariate statistical analyses.

Additionally, you'll assist with analytic plan development, manage information requirements (client, syndicated, suppliers), and utilize firm standards and processes to deliver work stream results on time and within budget. You'll collaborate with consulting teams to assure superior client satisfaction by providing hands-on deep analytics, and credible, insightful communication both internally and with clients.

You'll partner with Periscope team members, client service teams, clients, and suppliers (syndicated, survey) in a positive and constructive manner, focused on the best possible end result. You'll have the opportunity to develop hands-on knowledge and experience with advanced analytic approaches and concepts such as Market/Purchase Structure, Market Mapping and Segmentation.

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