Data Science Manager/AI (Bangalore, India) Bengaluru
Data Science Manager/AI (Bangalore, India) Bengaluru ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our peoplea fact thats reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.
ZSs India Capability & Expertise Center (CEC) houses more than 60% of ZS people across three offices in New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to create and deliver real... world solutions to the clients who drive our business. The CEC maintains standards of analytical, operational and technological excellence across our capability groups. Together, our collective knowledge enables each ZS team to deliver superior results to our clients.
At ZS, we work side by side with companies along their customer value thread. We derive data-driven customer insights to guide customer strategy design and enhance execution effectiveness of customer-facing teams. Our people are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive. To achieve this impact, we blend deep industry expertise with knowledge of advanced analytics and cutting-edge technologies. Given the pace of change on each of these fronts, we are looking to on-board innovation-focused leaders who will actively shape and implement new ideas with our clients.
In particular, we are making significant progress and purposeful investments to build transformative AI-enabled data products and solutions across multiple industrial verticals including high-tech, asset management, hospitality, travel, and retail. We are looking for passionate AI technocrats to spearhead development and commercialization of these data products and solutions. A few of the transformative themes we are focused on currently are hyper-personalization, AI guided selling, large-scale unstructured customer data mining with NLP, and dynamic pricing.
The leaders we are seeking will be based at our AI accelerator in Bangalore. Bangalore is one of the ZS CECs or capability and expertise centers in India (Pune and Delhi are the other two). At our AI accelerator in Bangalore our purpose is #makingAIwork for our customers. You will, therefore, work across the spectrum of innovation to industrialization. From our CECs, you will regularly engage and work closely with client personnel across the globe. You will deliver superior results for these clients, while, working in tandem with ZS counterparts, at one of our 25+ world-wide locations.
MakingAIwork requires leading a team of both data scientists and engineers (Big Data, ML). We are looking for AI technocrats who can effectively lead a hybrid team of scientists and engineers. This requires mastery in either advanced data science or engineering and working proficiency in the other. Currently, we have openings for both flavors of AI technocrats. You will be hired into a leadership track at ZS with a path to becoming a partner at the firm.
Responsibilities Develop innovative ML-based algorithmic solutions for complex business problems Architect and implement AI-enabled data products Drive parallel AI programs through effective large-scale project management Lead a hybrid teams of scientists + engineers to create AI solutions Engage with senior client leaders to deliver value through transformative solutions Work in tandem and partner effectively with global ZS colleagues Publish thought leadership pieces and present at leading industry conferences Foster ZS talent through recruiting and training contributions Shape ZS firm strategy in newer areas and practices including AI
Qualifications 8 12 years work experience in industry through consulting work or within an industry leader (a combination of experience is preferred) BE/ B.Tech from Tier-1 institute is required. Masters or PhD from a premier institute is highly preferred (in Comp. Sci. or allied areas) Key Competencies In-depth knowledge of advanced algorithms (e.g. Deep learning, NLP, recommenders, etc.) Experience in applying ML algorithms to complex business problems Ability to frame first-of-a-kind business problems into analytical solutions Ability to rapidly research, experiment, and iterate towards practical working solutions Hands-on programming proficiency in open-source environments (e.g. Python) Knowledge of Big Data, cloud, and distributed computing paradigms + related technologies Experience in going beyond POCs to deploying large-scale AI solutions into production Domain knowledge in industry verticals such as travel, hospitality, retail, asset management, and high-tech is highly preferred In addition, we seek individuals with the following Desire to make a business impact for our clients Leadership experience Personal initiative and strong work ethic Self-motivation and detail orientation Organization & planning skills (self and teams) Communication skills (data-driven story-telling) ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered. ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.
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Data Science Manager/AI (Bangalore, India) Bengaluru ZS Bengaluru