Staff Consultant - Data Science

3 months ago(9/26/2017 7:02 PM)
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Digital Intelligence - Data Science
1580-1075 W Georgia Street,


The Staff Consultant will be responsible for working directly with the Manager, Data Science to develop analytics strategies for our clients working in a wide variety of domains. This work may include ad-hoc analysis of raw data, high level model development, research into emerging analytics trends, presentation development, as well as technology research. The Staff Consultant may be exposed, depending on their skill level, to advanced data science techniques and will be expected to continuously develop their analytical and development skills. Opportunities will include learning how to apply analysis skills within a robust cloud environment, as well as supporting modelling work relating to the analysis. This work is key to support the team, as we are continuously evolving our data strategies in order to create solutions that will enable competitive advantage for our clients.

The Staff Consultant role at Cardinal Path is designed for people who have previous experience in the realm of data science, which includes math and stats skills, machine learning, and data visualization as well as experience working in an agency environment and analyzing data to find and present key insights to clients.  For this job level, previous experience delivering data solutions for analytics is required. The ability to communicate analysis work out and report will be important. Areas of growth include the use of tools such as BigQuery, R, Python or SAS, while honing their ability to use visualization tools like Tableau.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Synthesize business needs and create business/functional design documents which can be used to build analysis and data models around.
  • Assess data for validity in terms of predictive capabilities, required feature engineering, opportunities for data widening, or alignment to business requirements
  • Translate data into analytical outputs that enables our clients to answer fundamental questions that are central to their business success.
  • Develops, implements, and supports methodologies, standards, and tools for analysis and data science work.
  • Partners with insights and analysis team leads from the Digital Intelligence team as well as Digital Marketing team within Cardinal Path to help deliver quality insights as required
  • Build cooperative, productive relationships with clients and vendors by utilizing excellent communication skills, while also interacting effectively internally and externally.
  • Support for sales initiatives including the identification of appropriate techniques, estimating hours, and drafting requirements and assumptions
  • Participation and development of data science and analytic products while also identifying key areas for improvement of products and services.
  • Research, prototype, and explore future, non-standard analytics approaches that push the limits of current analysis output. This will include exploring novel machine learning techniques which enable our teams to tackle segmentation, clustering, and predictive models used in a wide variety of areas.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years of business analysis focusing on marketing performance optimization such as budget optimization or media mix modelling.
  • 3 to 5 years working in a professional services organization, such as an advertising agency, media agency or management consultancy
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and data visualization
  • 3 to 5 years of experience presenting analysis and insights to stakeholders/clients
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with SQL
  • Experience with data visualization tools and advanced analytics platforms including Tableau & R
  • Contribute to improvements in processes used by analysts
  • Giving constructive feedback/mentorship to less experienced colleagues
  • Demonstrated passion for the field of analytics; ability to pick up new skills proactively
  • Experience gathering and documenting business requirements for analytics initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data to generate relevant insights, then construct a convincing narrative for client

Our Company

Cardinal Path, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, is a leading digital analytics and digital marketing firm focused on delivering insight, understanding and outcomes that create competitive advantage for our clients. We engage at the strategic, business, and technical levels to generate tangible and quantifiable value for our partners.  Our clients include brands such as Bridgestone, Intel, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Asics and hundreds of others. Cardinal Path’s mission is: To know. To Share. To be our Partners’ competitive advantage. And our company culture reflects the importance of our people’s’ expertise, wellness and happiness in everything we do.

We are a fast-growing, leading marketing company with offices in the U.S. and Canada. We offer our employees competitive wages, flexible benefits, an awesome culture and the satisfaction of seeing a positive impact on our client's’ bottom line.

Cardinal Path is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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